As well as writing and teaching, Jane is an EFT International Master Trainer specializing in helping clients heal from trauma. Born in Windsor, Ontario and migrating to Toronto in her twenties, Jane spent the first fifty-eight years of her life in Ontario when she moved to rural Vermont to marry.. Her first novel, Under the Moon, was set in Toronto in the early eighties and chronicles the misadventures of Edna Carver and Elizabeth Schmidt, fractious inhabitants of a repressively controlling retirement home until they uncover a plot to drug residents in order to move them to nursing home where care is minimal and death imminent. Edna, with the spirit of her best friend, finds a way to create community in this ghastly place against all odds. The Kinder Sadist, Jane's second novel, also explores the trauma of loss but in overtly criminal circumstances. As in her first novel, characters in The Kinder Sadist find healing through community relationships. Jane calls The Kinder Sadist a New Paradigm novel because her emphasis is on how we heal and transform our lives rather than merely cope with horror. She is currently at work on a memoir exploring her medical trauma experiences as a toddler and how she healed from these.