Jennifer Macaire is an American freelance writer/illustrator. She was born in Kingston, NY and lived in Samoa, California and the Virgin Islands before moving to France. She attended Parsons school of design for fine art, and Palm Beach Junior College for art and English literature. She worked for five years as a model for Elite. Married to a professional polo player, she has three children. After settling in France, she started writing full time and published short stories in such magazines as Polo Magazine, PKA’s Advocate, The Bear Deluxe, Nuketown, The Eclipse, Anotherealm, Linnaean Street, Inkspin, Literary Potpourri, Mind Caviar and the Vestal Review.
One of her short stories was nominated for the PUSHCART PRIZE. In June 2002 she won the 3am/Harper Collins flash fiction contest for her story 'There are Geckos'. Her story ISLANDS appeared in the anthology "A DICTIONARY OF FAILED RELATIONSHIPS" published by by Three River’s Press, an imprint of Penguin Putnam, in June 2003.
She has written a series of seven fiction novels based on the life of Alexander the Great: the first, TIME FOR ALEXANDER, published by Jacobyte Books in April 2002 was an EPPIE finalist for 2003. The second and third books in the series, HEROES IN THE DUST, and CHILDREN IN THE MORNING, are also available. Her science fiction novel VIRTUAL MURDER was published by Novel Books, Inc. along with ANGELS ON CRUSADE, a fiction novel about the ill-fated eighth crusade.
Her illustrations have appeared in many magazines and most recently in a children’s book CHRISTMAS STARS by Rita Toews, available at Books Unbound.