Elle Jauffret is a French and American jurist, a writer, and a food enthusiast. She is a University of Sophia-Antipolis Law School (in Nice, France) and a George Washington University Law School (in Washington, D.C., USA) graduate. She was the chairperson of the Pediatric Literacy Program (Books4Kids) at the National Naval Medical Center/Walter Reed Medical Center (the President's hospital), Bethesda, MD for two consecutive years. She is also the initiator of a new program called First Breath, First Read that provides a new book to babies born in the hospital- as a first step into the world of literacy. As we all know, it is never too early to read or to be read. In 2009 and 2010, she represented the Embassy of France at one of the country’s largest performing arts festivals for children - Kids Euro Festival in Washington DC.[www.kidseurofestival.org] . She is the author of the James Normal series (middle grade fiction), has written a spy novel, titled The Ripple Effect, and has just completed Charlie’s Universe (a MG novel about astronomy) with the contribution of science writer Jeff Kanipe. She is now working on a YA (Young Adult) novel. Besides writing, she enjoys everything that makes life extraordinary: from books and sports to food and friendships, and everything in between. See MoreSee less