About Mary Jane Beaufrand

Mary Jane grew up in Gresham, Oregon. She’s a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Program. She’s taught creative writing to all ages from Lakeside Middle School to Bellevue College, and volunteers at the Hugo House. Her previous novels are Primavera, Dark River, and The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters. Dark River is an Edgar Award Honoree. Primavera and Dark River are Indie Next Selections.

M.J. is represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency.

She loves spending time with her husband, two teenage children, and three large drooly dogs.

Her husband and teenagers don’t drool.

They like exploring beautiful places with silly names, like Useless Bay and Point No Point, not to mention Boring, Oregon. Yes, they’re all real. Even Boring.

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