In a former life, Jane was a professor at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
From 1997-99, while a Visiting Professor at Exeter University, she was a member of Exeter Writers.
She is past-president of the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop and for 18 years was a member of the Thunder Bay Writers Guild.
Jane delights in writing humorous creative non-fiction pieces and has had short stories published in anthologies and literary magazines. In 1998 she was shortlisted for the Ian St. James Award and has won prizes for her short stories in writing contests. In 2017, she was honoured to have her play Golf Lessons chosen to be staged at the 10X10 Play Showcase and has her poem, First Sighting carved in granite at the Thunder Bay marina.
Jane immigrated to the UK in 2018 and besides writing, is kept busy with home renovations, exercise and organized hikes.