Jeri Fonté

Jeri Fonté

Author and Screenwriter

Redondo Beach, California

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August 2020
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About Jeri

J.P. (Jeri) Fonté is the author of the historical romance novel The Lure of the Lion, the story of two Ugandan families, one white, the other black, who co-own a tea plantation and whose lives are affected by the Idi Amin regime. She is also a semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships Competition with a feature script titled Matatu to the Moon; and a second-rounder in the Austin Film Festival with a pilot script titled Pinkerton Girl.

Having travelled extensively, Jeri applies her familiarity and knowledge of different countries and cultures to her writing -- especially Africa. A Kirkus Discoveries review of The Lure of the Lion compares it to the critically-acclaimed Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, describing it as "A vibrant, original saga of romance and deception."


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