Annette Gendler is the author of Jumping Over Shadows, the true story of a German-Jewish love that overcame the burdens of the past. Her writing and photography have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Tablet Magazine, Kveller, Bella Grace and Artful Blogging. She served as the 2014–2015 writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Illinois, and she’s been teaching memoir writing at StoryStudio since 2006. Born in New Jersey, she grew up in Munich, Germany, and lives in Hyde Park with her husband and three children. Visit her at www.annettegendler.com.