Jen Neale is a novelist and short story writer based in Vancouver, B.C. Her first book is the novel Land Mammals and Sea Creatures, the story of a woman's return to her small hometown and her attempts to rescue her war veteran father from PTSD. Neale's short stories have been published in Canadian magazines like The Puritan, This and The Masters Review. In 2012, she was awarded the Bronwen Wallace Award for emerging writers for her story The Elk-Headed Man.
Land Mammals and Sea Creatures is on the shortlist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
- Jen Neale reminds us animals have lives too with novel Land Mammals and Sea Creatures
- Jen Neale's favourite Canadian book of 2018: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot