Jenny McBride‘s first word was “book”. She wrote her first novel at age 8, but despite a predilection for fiction was destined to become a poet. She started writing poetry at age 11 and has published over 70 poems, as well as three short stories. With a BA in Humanities from UC Berkeley, she pays the mortgage by working as a programmer. When she’s not working or writing, she enjoys making music and has more musical instruments than she has time for. She currently shares her home in the rain forest of Southeast Alaska with her mother, a husband, three cats, and four sourdough cultures.