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Jennifer Rardin (April 28, 1965 – September 20, 2010) was an American urban fantasy author, known for writing the Jaz Parks series.[1][2]

Jennifer Rardin
BornJennifer Pringle
(1965-04-28)April 28, 1965
Evansville, Indiana
Died20 September 2010(2010-09-20) (aged 45)
OccupationAuthor
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
EducationBachelor's degree
GenreUrban fantasy
Notable worksJaz Parks series
SpouseKirk Rardin
ChildrenKatie, Ben
RelativesErin Pringle (sister)

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BackgroundEdit

She was born in Evansville, Indiana on April 28, 1965 to James and Carol Pringle and started writing at age 12.[3] She graduated from Casey-Westfield high school and in 1987, received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Eastern Illinois University.[3] She married Kirk Rardin in 1986 and wrote three unpublished fantasy novels before starting the Jaz Parks series.[3] Rardin died on September 20, 2010.[4][5] The only reported cause of death is "apparent suicide". Earlier that year, before her death, Rardin had announced that she would be working on a new book entitled Book Club Of The Damned.[6]

Her writing influences include Laurell K. Hamilton,[7]

BibliographyEdit

Jaz Parks seriesEdit

  1. Once Bitten, Twice Shy (2007)[8][9]
  2. Another One Bites the Dust (2007)[10][11][12]
  3. Biting the Bullet (2008)[13][14]
  4. Bitten to Death (2008)[15]
  5. One More Bite (2009)
  6. Bite Marks (2009)
  7. Bitten in Two (2010)
  8. The Deadliest Bite (2011)[16]

Jaz Park novellasEdit

  1. Scouting Jasmine (2011)
  2. The Golem Hunt (2011)
  3. An Evening for Vayl and Jaz (2011)

Other short storiesEdit

  1. The Minion Chronicles: Paul and Brady Get Hoodoo with the Voodoo (2011)
  2. Zombie Jamboree (2011)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Locus November 2010 • Issue 598". Locus Magazine. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Author Spotlight: Jennifer Rardin". RT Book Reviews (286). December 2007. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Holland, Steve (15 November 2010). "Jennifer Rardin obituary". London: Guardian. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  4. ^ "R.I.P. Jennifer Rardin". Suvudu. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  5. ^ "2010 in review". Rob Daily News. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  6. ^ "JENNIFER RARDIN IS BRINGING BOOK CLUB MONSTERS TO LIFE!". RT Book Reviews. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  7. ^ "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 16 September 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy: A Jaz Parks Novel". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy". Booklist. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Reviews: Jaz Parks series". RT Book Reviews. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  11. ^ "Review: Another one bites the dust". Library Journal. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Review:Another One Bites the Dust". Booklist. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Review: Biting the bullet". Library Journal. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  14. ^ "Review: Biting the Bullet". Booklist. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  15. ^ "Review: Bitten to Death". SF Site. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  16. ^ "Review: The Deadliest Bite". Library Journal. Retrieved 20 May 2013.

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