About Me

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Jennifer Chow (Photo Credit: Julie Daniels)

Jennifer J. Chow, an Asian-American writer, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA. Her geriatric work experience influences her stories. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Her debut novel, The 228 Legacy, won Honorable Mention in the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival and was a 2013 Finalist for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award. Dragonfly Dreams, her young adult paranormal novel, was a Bronze medalist in the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. She also writes the Winston Wong mysteries under the name of J.J. Chow. The first in the series, Seniors Sleuth, was a 2015 CLUE Award Finalist and Runner-Up in the 2015 Beach Book Festival.

Writing awards

•Bronze medalist in the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for Dragonfly Dreams
•Finalist in the 2015 CLUE Awards for Seniors Sleuth
•Runner-Up in the 2015 Beach Book Festival for Seniors Sleuth
•Honorable Mention in the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival for The 228 Legacy
•Finalist for the 2013 IndieFab/Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award for The 228 Legacy
•Second round of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for The 228 Legacy
•Second place in The Sacrifice Anthology Contest
•Honorable mention in the Project Keepsake Contest
•Finalist standing in Writer Advice’s 7th Annual Flash Prose Contest
•Honorable mention in the 2012 Whispering Prairie Press Writers Contest

Short fiction

“Moon Girl,” STEM anthology for young adults, Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack, July 2018

Love is Fragile,” Over My Dead Body! magazine, February 2016

“Gratitude” and “Hey, Beautiful,” Hyphen Magazine, July 2015

The Delicate Lotus,” Yay! LA Magazine, March 2015

“The Red Book,” Mouse Tales Press, April 2013

Look Again,” Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, March 2013; also selected for print anthology of the best submissions from 2012-2013