JENNIFER GIESBRECHT is a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia where she earned an undergraduate degree in history, spent her formative years a professional street performer, and developed a deep and reverent respect for the ocean. She currently works as a game writer for What Pumpkin Studios. In 2013 she attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop. She lives in a quaint, historic neighbourhood with two best friends and five cats. The Monster of Elendhaven is her first book.
Jennifer Giesbrecht's The Monster of Elendhaven is a black tide of perversity, violence, and lush writing. I loved it. --Joe Hill, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fireman, N0S4A2, and Horns Pitch dark, whimsical, topical, wild, and lushly written, Jennifer Giesbrecht's The Monster of Elendhaven is the most reading fun you'll have this year. --Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts Gorily gothic, darkly baroque, rotten with magic and shot with shafts of wicked humor, The Monster of Elendhaven is a perfect nightmare. --Margo Lanagan Giesbrecht's words don't ask, they don't wonder, they don't hope or plead or bargain. They command you to have the experience that she knows you will have, to see what she knows you will see. --Andrew Hussie, creator of Homestuck Jennifer Giesbrecht's The Monster of Elendhaven is a gothic delight, dark as an oil-slick and iridescent with feral humour, bruise-violet prose, and a fascinatingly depraved tragic romance. --Indrapramit Das Delicate, jagged, and unrepentant, The Monster of Elendhaven has the linguistic febrility of Peake and the brutal sentiment of a gothic, perfectly framed in a secondary-world Hanseatic League setting that is as unusual as it is compelling. --Arkady Martine, author of A Memory Called Empire