Jennifer Paddock is the author of the novels A Secret Word, Point Clear, and The Weight of Memory. She received an M.A. in creative writing from New York University, and her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Stories FromThe Blue Moon CaféThe North American ReviewOtherVoicesGarden and GunMr. Beller’s Neighborhood, andThe New York Times.  She is also a tennis pro at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama, and a tennis writer at Tennis View Magazine.