J.F. Collen

Biography

Jane Frances Collen has spent the last umpteen years practicing as a lawyer – but don’t hold that against her! She has made a career of protecting Intellectual Property, but at heart always wanted to be writing novels instead of legal briefs. She has written award-winning children’s books, “The Enjella® Adventure Series,” using fantasy as a vehicle for discussing the real-world problems of children. She has tried to use her talent for storytelling for good instead of evil.

But her real love is history. One of her many hobbies is traveling to historical sites around the world and reading the biographies of the people who affected these places. Her books depict modern dilemmas in historical settings, with a touch of humor. Since only one of her parents had a sense of humor, however, Jane feels she is only half as funny as she should be.

She and her husband, to her husband’s great relief, departed New York and now reside in Connecticut.

Where to find J.F. Collen online

Where to buy in print

Series

Journey of Cornelia Rose
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a journey back in time to the 1800s, with the multiple-award-winning “Journey of Cornelia Rose” series, combining the best of historical fiction, women’s fiction, and the Old West pioneering spirit as one woman seeks fulfillment in her life.
Flirtation on the Hudson
Price: $5.99 USD.
Walk Away West
Price: $5.99 USD.
Pioneer Passage
Price: $5.99 USD.

Books

Pioneer Passage
Series: Journey of Cornelia Rose, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 125,920. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2021 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Life on the Oregon Trail is full of more deprivations and difficulties than Cornelia Rose ever imagined, in spite of her research and preparations for the rough road ahead. What will be waiting for them in the Great Salt Lake City, and who is that silent brooding man on their wagon train who seems so familiar?
Walk Away West
Series: Journey of Cornelia Rose, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,310. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2020 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cornelia Rose eschews the glories of New York City and the wonders of the 1850s modern technology, and heads out to unknown territory in the Wild West. In spite of her endless hours of research, nothing prepares Cornelia for the arduous walk from the packet boat on the Erie Canal toward the Wild West.
Flirtation on the Hudson
Series: Journey of Cornelia Rose, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,150. Language: American English. Published: September 9, 2019 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cornelia Rose, determined to make her own way, shuns the limited vocations available to proper women in New York in the 1850s. She secretly apprentices with a midwife and begins her journey to learn the healing arts, and to take charge of her own life.