Tucson, Arizona, United States
Home page: www.bloodsacrifice.net
Karen Ellinwood, also writing as JB Stearns. I was a CUNY Writers' Institute Fiction
Fellow 2010-2011. I practiced law in criminal defense, concentrating on sex offenses
and violent crimes, for roughly 13 years. I earned my PhD in language and culture in
education and an Education Specialist degree in bilingual education from the
University of Arizona. By day I am a specialist in faculty instructional development for the
College of Medicine at the University of Arizona.
I completed a novel (unpublished) entitled, Blood Sacrifice: Refusal to Protect (first
chapter available at www.bloodsacrifice.net). A related novel, Munchausen's
Daughter, is in progress.
I also write historic fiction as JB Stearns, a name borrowed from my great great great
grandfather, a 19th century American painter. My work as JB Stearns includes a faux
autobiographical novel of vampire fiction, JB Stearns: The Eighth Age of Life.
My published work is based in academic research (e.g., Handbook of research on
literacy and diversity, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Robert Rueda, Diane Lapp (Eds.);
Encyclopedia of education and human development, Volume 1, Stephen J. Farenga,
Daniel Ness (Eds.)).
Interests: writing; reading, of course; law; mystery; poetry; favorite authors: Shakespeare;
Published writer: Yes