Born in New Zealand, Jan emigrated to Australia in the early 1980's and became an Australian citizen. She lives on acreage in the Granite Belt of Queensland with her husband Pete. Family live in Ipswich area. Being an avid writer, she has written articles for bulletins and brochures, short stories, poems and such all her life but is now a committed fulltime Writer. Her first book Samovars and Shashlik was published in 2014. She currently has other books in progress. Having lived a life full of hilarious adventures, challenges and dramas she likes to draw on these experiences, weaving them in to her writing in her own style and lacing them with humor. Jan is a member of the Stanthorpe Writers Group and is a member of the Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce.