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BIOS

Short Bio:

 

Jen Ferguson (she/her) is Métis (on her father's side) and Canadian settler (on her mother's side), an activist, a feminist, an auntie, and an accomplice armed with a PhD. She believes writing, teaching and beading are political acts. Her debut YA novel, THE SUMMER OF BITTER AND SWEET, is forthcoming from Heartdrum / HarperCollins in Summer 2022.


 

Long Bio:

 

Jen Ferguson (she/her) is Métis (on her father's side) and Canadian settler (on her mother's side), an activist, a feminist, an auntie, and an accomplice armed with a PhD. She believes writing, teaching and beading are political acts. Her debut YA novel, THE SUMMER OF BITTER AND SWEET, is forthcoming from Heartdrum / HarperCollins in Summer 2022, with a second YA novel, currently untitled, to follow.

 

Her first book for adults, Border Markers, a collection of interrelated flash fiction stories, is out now with NeWest Press. Her essay "Off Balance" was selected for the Best Canadian Essays 2020. Learn more about her short stories, essays, and poems. Her Have Book Will Travel listing is here, in case you want to book her for an event. She's also the CNF editor for carte blanche and the fiction editor for This Magazine. She is represented by Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


She lives on Gabrielino Tongva territory and teaches fiction writing at Loyola Marymount University. She also teaches at the University of British Columbia through their Optional Residency MFA program. You can reach her on twitter at @jennyleeSD or through her contact page.

 
 

Contact

For rights inquiries, please contact Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

For all other inquiries, use the Contact page.

 

Socials

Twitter: @jennyleeSD - https://twitter.com/jennyleeSD

Instagram: @jdotferg - https://www.instagram.com/jdotferg/

 

THE SUMMER OF BITTER & SWEET

Official Announcement

Official Announcement for The Summer of

Rosemary Brosnan and Cynthia Leitch Smith at Heartdrum have bough, in a preempt, The Summer of Bitter & Sweet by Jen Ferguson (Métis/white). In this debut YA novel, a demisexual Métis teen is settling in to spend the summer before college working at her close-knit family's ice cream shack with her best friend, ex-boyfriend, and newly back-in-town crush, when a letter from her white biological father, recently out of prison, threatens to destroy everything she cares about. Publication is scheduled for summer 2022; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary did the two-book deal for world English rights.

Please visit The Summer of Bitter & Sweet page for more information.

 

BORDER MARKERS

Please visit the Border Markers page for more information.