“An extraordinary achievement.”  — Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, about Mothers


Jax Peters Lowell

I was a fashion writer at Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdale’s, an award-winning agency creative director and one of Ad Age’s 100 Best and Brightest Women in Advertising before turning to writing full-time.  My first novel, Mothers was a Barnes & Noble Great New Writers pick. I am a grateful recipient of the Leeway Foundation Transformation Award for fiction and poetry given to women for work promoting cultural change and social justice. My short stories and poems enjoy modest success in journals. A recent story, The Pornographer Downstairs, was the 2018 runner-up for the Frank Mosher Short Fiction Award. In a parallel universe, I am a celiac, food writer and activist and author of Against the Grain, the first book on living without gluten, The Gluten-Free Bible and The Gluten-Free Revolution, a 2015 American Library Association Booklist Top 10 Food Book. An ex-pat New Yorker, I live in Philadelphia in a former bread factory.

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