Jane West is the author of Me God, You Jane, her autobiography, and fiction novels inicluding Fly Away Home and Escape on the Wind, (reprinted in both a historical and a patriotic collection); and two novellas The Tender Branch and Cup of Praise. She has written short stories for adults and children, how-to articles and booklets on a wide range of topics, and a stage play. She worked as a stringer for the Portland Oregonian, Mojave Desert News and various inspirational publications. Her poem Tumbleweeds received first prize in the Southern Oregon Poet’s Contest.
Jane is a judge for local, state and national writing contests and an active member of Romance Writers of America’s Published Authors Network, American Christian Writers Association and Willamette Writers. Her article addressing the subject of inspirational romances is featured in the Romantic Times book on writing romances.
Her work has encompassed many genres. She worked as newsletter editor for various corporations, including the San Diego Zoo, Mercy Corps International, and her work with two stock brokers. She composed a technical manual while working at a psychological clinic.
Jane has been an officer in the Oregon Christian Writers, Women’s Aglow Fellowship, and Romance Writers of America, serving twice as president of her local chapter, and for six years edited their newsletter. She’s the co-founder of RWA’s inspirational chapter, Faith Hope and Love, and was co-editor for their national magazine, Herein Is Love. She’s the recipient of High Desert Writers Guild distinguished Pacesetter award.
She’s a speaker and workshop leader for diverse audiences; at schools, women’s groups and retreats, covering a variety of topics. She partnered with another author, teaching weekly writing classes for a Los Angeles area community program. Jane is currently in her sixth year teaching a writing class in Oregon.
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