Jenifer Fox was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She holds degrees from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Bread Loaf School of English, and Harvard University. She is also the author of Your Child's Strengths (Viking/Penguin) and The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists (Jossey-Bass). After a noteworthy career as an educator, Jenifer now resides in Taos, New Mexico, where she works as a full-time writer and watercolor artist. Her poems Fishing the Rio Del Pueblo and La Jicarita won first and second place, respectively, in the 2020 Southwestern Poet's Society annual literary awards competition. In addition, her paintings have been shown in galleries throughout the United States and featured in literary magazines.