a photo of me taken in a bar, from the waist up, looking at the camera and smiling. i have short curly brown hair and you can see one of my tattoos on my wrist.
credit: Swapna Krishna


Jenn Northington is a former bookseller and current reviewer, podcaster, and editor. She’s been published various places including Selfish Magazine and Book Riot, where she also works wranging editorial operations.


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I started out in bookselling at the Borders in Mesa, AZ (RIP, Store #69) in 2004, and have been working in books pretty much ever since. I was lucky enough to be a bookseller for Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ, The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, UT, breathe books in Baltimore, MD, and WORD Bookstores in Brooklyn, NY, and Jersey City, NJ. Currently I work for Riot New Media Group, as Manager of Editorial Operations as well as a cohost on the Get Booked and SFF Yeah! podcasts. I also podcast with the brilliant Preeti Chhibber about our problematic fav The Wheel of Time at Tar Valon Or Bust, and it is a dream come true to be co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Sword Stone Table (July 2021) with the amazing Swapna Krishna.