Jenn Knott is a freelance writer based in Bavaria, Germany.

She’s written for publications like McSweeney’s, The American Bystander, Slackjaw, The Belladonna, and Points in Case. In German, she contributes regularly to the women’s health site Femeda and has contributed parenting content for Hallo:Eltern.

Jenn’s gone from working as a gas station cashier to a Hollywood assistant to an independent writer of film and television for the German market. In 2014 she won the inaugural “Television From Thuringia” children’s media grant contest for her pilot script “Two Wild Little Witches” (“Zwei wilde kleine Hexen”), based on the children’s book by Cornelia Funke. She’s an alumnus of The Second City satirical writing program and now focuses her creativity on short humor, personal essays, and drafting dark middle grade children’s fiction.

When she’s not creating writing, Jenn enjoys traveling to countries with lax safety standards, singing karaoke in dive bars, and vacuuming up mosquitoes who threaten to eat her children.