Jen Karetnick

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(Karetnick, Jen) Jen Karetnick is the Creative Writing Director for Miami Arts Charter School; dining critic for MIAMI Magazine; and freelance lifestyle writer for publications including, Culture, FSR Magazine,,, and She is the author of three books of poetry, four poetry chapbooks, as well as the award-winning cookbook, Mango. Karetnick’s guidebook, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami (Luster) takes readers to all the places that make Miami a lively and unique city to visit, including:  the five nicest water views, five stunning Mediterranean revival buildings, five renowned Miami-based fashion designers, the five coolest hotels pools, and the five wonderful parks and museums to visit with your kids. Visit Miami in the footsteps of a local and track down the city’s best-kept secrets!