Jan Eldredge

Jan was born and raised in the swampy state of Louisiana where as a child she would often sneak into her older brother’s room to read through his numerous monster magazines and scary comic books, and where she would also gaze at his collection of classic movie monster models like the Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

In addition to her interest in cats, magic, and assorted eldritch things that go bump in the night, she enjoys researching bizarre superstitions, exploring old cemeteries, and visiting assorted theme parks. Halloween is her favorite holiday, but that probably goes without saying.

She now lives in the swampy state of Florida with her wonderful husband, their grown children, and two silly cats, in a house that just might be haunted.

Jan Eldredge writes spooky, magical stories. Sometimes people mistakenly address her as Jan Eldritch, which is quite fine with her since eldritch is her favorite word. (Eldritch- adjective eerie; ghostly; supernatural; unearthly.)

EVANGELINE OF THE BAYOU, published by HarperCollins Balzer + Bray, is her debut middle grade novel. NIMBUS (HarperCollins Balzer + Bray) is her second middle grade novel.


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