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 is left-handed, vegetarian, and of choleric temperament. She gardens in fair weather on a small balcony and makes her home with the novelist Michael Shou-Yung Shum and several feline companions. Her first book, Ventriloquisms, is the winner of the 2016 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction from Willow Springs Books. Its official release date is October 1, 2017.

Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Spectacle, New Delta ReviewNorth Dakota QuarterlyPuerto del Sol, BirkensnakeThe Collagist, and several other venues. Jaclyn holds a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah.  

Contact her at  jaclynwatterson[at]gmail.com