Jenni Balch

When she was in high school, Jenni Balch decided she wanted to grow up to be a physicist, like her grandfather, and an author, like her favorite storytellers. So she did. Jenni double- majored in physics and history, and wrote her first novel- length story while writing her honors thesis in physics. She earned a mas-ter’s in mechanical engineering and now lives and works in western Massachusetts. While in college, Jenni was diagnosed with immune thrombo cytopenic purpura, an autoimmune dis-order where platelets are targeted as foreign antibodies. One of the main characters in her story shares this diagnosis. She tweets @JenniBalch