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Jennifer Vandever is an author, screenwriter, and educator born and raised in Portland, Oregon.

She's the author of the novel The Bronte Project, published by Random House (US) and Simon & Schuster (UK) and translated into Spanish, Italian, and Polish. The Bronte Project was also optioned for film by director Nisha Ganatra (Late Night, The High Note). A second novel, American Tango was published in 2016. 


She has optioned numerous screenplays to both independent and studio-based producers. She's a graduate of Columbia University's MFA program, has written film criticism for The Village Voice and was the co-screenwriter of the film Just One Time.


Vandever is an adjunct professor teaching courses in Screenwriting, Screwball & Romantic Comedy, and Women in Film for Emerson College's Los Angeles program as well as its low residency MFA program in Dramatic Writing. She divides her time between Portland and Los Angeles where she lives with her husband.


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