Adrienn Mendonca-Jones is a writer, yogi and folklorist living in the North Bay area of San Francisco. She is putting the finishing touches on her first major work of historical fiction, a novel about the early life of Beatrice Wood, now in the editorial stage of production.
Adrienn is a part-time student of the MFA graduate program in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a private institution of higher learning with college campuses in New Jersey, England, and Canada. She currently attends FDU’s low-residency model program, led by her friend and mentor, René Steinke (a nominee for the National Book Award and a recent Guggenheim awardee), and is an active reader for TLR, The Literary Review of FDU, one of the oldest literary magazines in the United States.
She is the former state folklorist for Georgia and holds an advanced degree in historic preservation and folklore, along with undergraduate work in English literature and cultural studies. The daughter of a painter, she is a writer who loves art and plays with encaustic art whenever she can.
Additionally, Adrienn is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher and maintains an active teaching certification through Yoga Alliance. You can find out more about her at Misfit Yoga, where she writes a blog reviewing spiritual and yoga books. She currently works with Buddhist teacher and writer Phillip Moffitt at the Life Balance Institute, where she is the part-time office assistant and bookkeeper.