Jennifer Paddock is the author of three novels: A Secret Word, Point Clear, and The Weight of Memory. She has a master's degree in creative writing from New York University. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Stories from the Blue Moon CaféThe North American ReviewOther VoicesGarden and GunMr. Beller’s Neighborhood, and The New York Times. She is a tennis writer at Tennis View Magazine. A former #1 junior player in Arkansas, she played NCAA Division I tennis, taught tennis for 13 years at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama, and is a PTR Certified Professional.