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Under Contract:
A Lauren Vellequette Mystery

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Killed in Escrow:
A Lauren Vellequette Mystery

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Maggie's Mechanics: Murder & Mayhem Mixed with Love

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Killer Storm:
A Jo Spence Mystery

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Big Noise:
A Jo Spence Mystery

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Dead Ahead:
A Jo Spence Mystery

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Silent Words


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Blue Window: Poems by Deborah Gordon Cooper

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Under the Influence of Lilacs

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Bound Together: Like the Grasses

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The Dark Honey:
New & Used Poems


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By Heart: A Mother's Story of Children and Learning at Home

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Jules on Schools:
Teaching, Learning, and Everything in Between

Author Jen Wright

Jen Wright

Jen Wright passed away on March 15, 2016, at the age of 52. 

She loved life and had an indomitable spirit of adventure. She worked for Arrowhead Regional Corrections in Minnesota, finishing her career as Superintendent of the Arrowhead Juvenile Center. She had great compassion and energy for assisting youth and at-risk individuals in her community. A major accomplishment of her career was coordinating the Duluth Drug Court from its inception.

She wrote the Jo Spence mystery series, including Killer Storm, Big Noise, and Dead Ahead, published by Clover Valley Press. She enjoyed attending two Golden Crown Literary Society conventions and maintained contact with many friends in the lesbian writing community through Facebook.

Jen married her partner Carol Ball just a week before her passing. We will carry her forever in our hearts. 

Support the Jen Wright GCLS Student Scholarship Program

Designed to support lesbian women currently attending college, this scholarship will provide hotel accommodation and registration to attend the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) annual conference. The GCLS conference is the premier lesbian literary event for both authors and readers. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet trailblazing authors, develop their writing craft, and be inspired to pursue their dreams. Learn more...

About Her Books

Killer Storm received a favorable review in the November 2007 issue of Midwest Book Review Bookwatch.

Senior reviewer Shelley Glodowski said that Jen Wright weaves “her own personal knowledge into a whodunit that is smart and contemporary. She relieves the tension of dealing with homicidal teenagers with a sweet emerging love story for Jo Spence, who is also sorting out in her own mind what it takes to create a lasting relationship. Wright also throws in a bit of betrayal to sweeten the mix of an already compelling story. KILLER STORM is an entertaining whodunit from a new generation of talented writers, and Jen Wright has much to offer as an author.”

Big Noise won honorable mention in the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards.

Dead Ahead won a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Fiction and was a Finalist in the Mystery/Thriller category of the Golden Crown Literary Society Awards.

An interview with Jen appeared in the December 2009 issue of Curve Magazine.

Killer Storm

Killer Storm

$14.95   © 2007
188 pages, paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9794883-0-6

Digital version
ISBN: 978-0-9794883-1-3





big noise

Big Noise

$15.95   © 2009
204 pages, paperback

ISBN: 978-0-9794883-4-4

Digital version
ISBN: 978-0-9794883-7-5

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Dead Ahead

$14.95   © 2011
190 pages, paperback

ISBN: 978-0-9846570-0-1

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ISBN: 978-0-9846570-1-8

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