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Welcome to my website. I’ve been in the publishing business in a variety of ways for almost 30 years – from newspapers to hardcover books – and I wear a lot of hats: author, journalist, editor, freelance writer, ghostwriter, screenwriter, teacher, public speaker/moderator, co-founder and artistic director of the Litquake festival.

I’m the author of one book (“Naked on the Page”), editor of another (“Single Woman of a Certain Age”), and contributor to half a dozen anthologies. Find information on my books here.

I am a busy freelance writer (see more about my freelancing here) and frequently called upon to moderate panels or do on-stage Q&As. I’ve taken the stage at Litquake, the Throckmorton Theater, the Commonwealth Club, the Sausalito Women’s Club, and at the Jewish Community Centers in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Most recently, I was tagged to moderate a panel at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival. Some of my favorite interviews have been with Chelsea Handler, Molly Ringwarld, Nora Ephron, Amy Tan, Mireille Guiliano and more.  

I have also branched into ghostwriting, book development and screenwriting, which has been a total joy. And I am now editing and critiquing – from book proposals to novels to college entrance essays. Contact me if you’re interested in my services!

I have also been teaching classes with greater frequency – something I’ve discovered I both enjoy and am actually good at! I teach mainly at the SF Writers Grotto, but have also taught at Book Passage, guest taught at San Jose State, and will be teaching in the future at the prestigious Rancho la Puerta.

My unpaid work revolves around animal rescue: specifically, the trapping, “fixing,” care and adopting out of stray kitties in my hometown.

For more about my background, see More About Jane

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