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July 26, 2016 –
This interview with Jennifer Caloyeras was a rare treat, as we don’t usually have fiction writers on the show.
But the depth and implicit Life Mastery themes in her novel, Strays, made perfect sense for our usual programming.
We’re thrilled to introduce readers, writers, and dog lovers to this extraordinary woman.
Strays is a coming of age novel about a young protagonist, Iris Moody, a volatile, troubled girl, who finds herself training and caring for a three-legged pit bull with a past that parallels her own.
This interview is about presence, writing, and finding the personal empowerment to rewrite our futures.
Jennifer Caloyeras is a novelist and short fiction writer living in Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. In English from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a M.A. in English Literature from California State University Los Angeles and a M.F.A. in creative writing through the University of British Columbia.
She is the author of two young adult novels: Strays (2015) and Urban Falcon (2009). Her short stories have been published in Monday Night Literary, Wilde Magazine, Storm Cellar and Booth. She has been a college instructor, elementary school teacher and camp counselor. She was the dog columnist for the Los Feliz Ledger and the Larchmont Ledger from 2006 until 2016.
Jennifer served as the writer-in-residence at the Annenberg Beach House from January to March, 2016.
Jennifer is available for school visits and book club meetings.