Born in Portland, Maine and raised in rural western New York, Jennifer Loring had read Stephen King by age 11 and was writing horror stories within a year. Her first publication was in the Canadian vampire magazine Requiem Aeternam at age 21. After graduating with a BA in studio art, Jennifer wrote several novels that thankfully never saw the light of day, dabbled in more short stories (including the first draft of “The Bombay Trash Service”, which in 2004 was awarded an honorable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror), and ran a popular fan fiction group in which members wrote space opera set in the Voltron universe.
Jennifer received her MFA from Seton Hill University’s program in Writing Popular Fiction, with a concentration in horror fiction, under the mentorship of William H. Horner and Tim Waggoner. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Mercyhurst University. In 2013, she won first place in Crystal Lake Publishing’s inaugural Tales from the Lake horror writing competition, which found her published alongside Tim Waggoner in the anthology of the same name. DarkFuse released her psychological horror/ghost story novella Conduits in September 2014, and her debut novel, Those of My Kind, was published by Omnium Gatherum in May 2015. She has since written a contemporary/sports romance series, The Firebird Trilogy, for Limitless Publishing, which concludes in April 2017.
Jennifer lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, two basset hounds, and a turtle. She is currently working on short fiction for DarkFuse, a Gothic/paranormal romance novella for After Glows Publishing, and several concepts for a narrative video game.