An Auckland University graduate, Jen Shieff was a school and university teacher in Auckland until 1994 when she moved to Wellington as an analyst for government departments. In 2001, she moved north with her partner to establish and run a fly fishing lodge on the Tongariro River in Turangi. With that dream realised, Jen resumed her work for the government, commuting on a Beech 1900D flight to Wellington every Monday morning for six years until 2014. Since then, still based in Turangi, she’s been realising another dream: to write crime fiction. Her first novel, The Gentlemen’s Club, was published in 2015, and is a finalist for Best First Novel at the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Awards.
Jen Shieff appears in:
Murder in the Gallery, Sat 27 Aug, 2pm