Jen Violi is the author of PUTTING MAKEUP ON DEAD PEOPLE. Born and raised
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she has now staked her claim in Portland, where the greenery is
plentiful, creative spirit palpable, and the fresh coffee available every few feet—just how she
likes it. Thanks to the Universities of Dayton and New Orleans, Violi got to study English,
theatre, theology, and creative writing. With reverence for the healing power of stories, Violi
runs her own business, offering creative writing coaching, workshops, and retreats.