Jen O’Connor’s poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction have been published in Two Hawks Quarterly, Saved Objects, Imagine Magazine, Iris Brown Lit Mag, Medusa’s Laugh Press, Persimmon Tree, Impossible Archetype, London Journal of Fiction, and have been featured in many spoken word performances in Los Angeles. A playwright as well, her comedy The Girl Who Would Be King, garnered Backstage and LA Weekly awards. Dressing Robbie Temple was a semifinalist in the Ashland New Plays Festival. Gayby’s Playdate, winner of the LGBT Festival in L.A., was produced around the country and in Seoul, South Korea. Jen holds an MA in English from St. Louis University and an MFA in Theatre from Southern Illinois University.