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Writing February 18, 2008

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 Books: My first book, Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport, intertwined the stories of top women players with my own experiences on the international circuit. Check out the Philly Weekly review, the Foreword Magazine review or listen to the embedded WNYC Chess Bitch interview with Leonard Lopate. I recently contributed to a book on Marcel Duchamp and chess that is currently available on Francisnaumann.com and theartofchess.org.

Buy Chess Bitch at amazon, B&N.com or chesscafe.com. To order Chess Bitch for your store, call  the toll free order line of Silman-James Press, (877) SJP-BOOKS

I’m currently working on fiction that deals with games, sexual confusion and modern dating. The idea is a beach read that doesn’t make you feel you lost 20 IQ points.

Articles: I have contributed to the New York Times, Games Magazine, the L.A. Times, New in Chess, Foreword Magazine and Chess Life Magazine, for which I am the web editor.

Links to writing samples:

Jen on Chess Outliers and Unlucky Birthdays

New York Times Op-ed "All The Right Moves"

Pick Up Lessons in Reverse 

Review of Birth of the Chess Queen in the L.A. Times

Review of Tabloid Love

Interview with Elizabeth Vicary on Chess Life Online

 Bookslut Interview with writer Chris Hallman 

Zugzwang Challenge on 9queens.org

Chess Life Online blog on "Burning Boards."



1. Review: Philosophy Looks at Chess | ChessVibes - November 7, 2008

[...] theories but also with concrete and modern examples, for instance Jennifer Shahade’s book Chess Bitch and psychologist Malcolm Gladwell’s best-seller [...]