Member Profile

Jennifer Rouse Barbeau

Photo: Richard Story 2014

Jennifer Rouse Barbeau is a writer and illustrator. Her first novel, 'Swampy Jo', was marketed to a young adult audience, and was inspired by graffiti on the rocks and retaining walls of Bell Park in her hometown of Sudbury, Ontario.

Her writing has appeared in the anthology 'Bluffs: Northeastern Ontario Stories from the Edge', in Sulphur: Laurentian University's Literary Journal, in the newspapers The Sudbury Star and the West Nipissing Tribune, as well as in Canadian Living and Reader's Digest magazines.

Her illustrations appear in 'La Laineuse' by Rachel Desaulniers,'Come on Over! Northeastern Ontario A to Z', and on the cover and interior pages of her YA novel 'Swampy Jo'.

A full-time professor of Advertising & Marketing Communications at Canadore College, she has a Master of Education degree from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) and a 4-year fellowship degree in Illustration & Advertising, with a special interest in creative writing, from the Ontario College of Art (OCADU) in Toronto, Ontario.

Jennifer resides in northern Ontario with her husband, author Barry Grills.

Phone number:
(705) 476-6455

Publications

Swampy Jo (ISBN 978-1-896350-40-0). Scrivener Press, 2010
Bluffs: Northeastern Ontario Stories from the Edge (ISBN 1-896350-18-6). Scrivener Press, 2006
ILLUSTRATION: La Laineuse (ISBN 2-89567-054-4). Centre Fora, 2006
ILLUSTRATION: Come On Over! Northeastern Ontario A to Z (ISBN 978-1-896350-44-8). Scrivener Press, 2011
Dead Wood (short story, in anthology Sulphur: Laurentian University's Literary Journal, Winter 2013, Issue 3) (ISBN 978-0-9869138-0-8). The English Arts Society and Lambda, 2013

Awards

1st Place, The Sudbury Star Summer Short Story Contest for Whispers, 1995
Longlisted - TWUC Postcard Story Competition for Embrace, Executive Treatment, 2009
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable