Jennifer Lorene Ritenour (MFA UCR) was born, raised, and presently resides in San Pedro, California. She also lived in Las Vegas, Nevada at one point in time. Her writing is informed by place. Her style has been described as dirty fabulism.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Witness Magazine, the Santa Monica Review, Waxwing and the Writing Disorder, among other places. She is a scholarship recipient and graduate of the Napa Valley and Squaw Valley writers’ workshops. She is currently working on a novel.