About Arizona Author Jane St. Clair
Update! Jane St. Clair’s coming-of-age story, “Touched By Copenhagen,” is published in the annual 2017 edition of poemmemoirstory.
Jane St. Clair’s 1000 word story,“Roadkill,” won Literative’s July 2016 Contest.
Jane St. Clair’s essay “Nowhere Near” appears in the 2016 Fall issue of Ruminate magazine.
“Husky,” Jane St. Clair’s very short story about finding romance in a gym was published in The Reject File “Husky.”
Jane St. Clair’s essay on Emily Dickinson placed in the 2015 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Essay Contest. See The Colonel Catches A CatFish
“The Man Who Liked 1959” by Jane St. Clair is included in a new anthology now available to order from Twisted Road Publications. See Walking the Edge – A Southern Gothic Anthology
Wising Up Press published a book this summer about relationships between brothers and sisters – Jane St. Clair’s piece “Talking Berkeley Down” is included. See SIBLINGS: Our First Macrocosm
Carbon Culture Review has a terrific issue on the intersection of technology, art and literature– Read Jane’s piece ScreenBytes
Jane St Clair’s Biography
Jane St. Clair grew up in Chicago and worked her way through Northwestern University as a factory welder, beauty shop attendant, commercial sign maker, cocktail waitress and more. After earning a journalism degree, she worked in Chicago’s ghettos as a welfare caseworker. Later she was on the staffs of “Sesame Street” in New York City and Channel 11/PBS-TV in Chicago, and as a newspaper reporter/photographer for the Louisville-Courier Journal and weekly papers in rural Indiana and Appalachian Kentucky.
Jane St. Clair’s father, mother, and sister all died of cancer in hospice settings. Sitting with hospice nurses with family members sometimes for months or more, Jane saw for herself what she depicts in her suspense novel, Walk Me to Midnight. Walk Me to Midnight is dedicated to hospice nurses and takes up the challenge of the assisted suicide controversy. Jane serves on the board of directors of Hospice Patients Alliance, a consumer group that advocates the rights of hospice patients and their families.
Jane St. Clair’s short stories appear literary magazines such as Thema, descant, J Journal, Rosebud, Clockwatch Review, QWF, Clare, 300 Days of Sun, and Red Rock Review and several literary anthologies, including Times of Grace, Times of Sorrow published by the University of Nebraska, Mourning Sickness from Omni Press, and a 2012 anthology of sports fiction from Main Street Rag. She is first runner up in the 2013 Attic Fiction contest, the 2007 winner of the True Life Story contest, 2006 first place winner of The Writers Network contest, American Accolades (first place), Hollywood’s Next Success, and 2005 winner in television writing for Scriptapalooza. She has also published over 50 stories for children and 21 children’s books. Walk Me to Midnight is her first novel, a book that takes a strong stand against assisted suicide.
Jane St Clair As A Non-Fiction Writer
Jane St Clair has been a free-lance writer for over five years, writing hundreds of web articles on a variety of topics, including a famous series on bullying. She published two full-length non-fiction books on psychology and etiquette and e-books on subjects like MySpace, How to Find A Lost Cat, A Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Charm and Beauty Guide for Teens, and many more. Jane St. Clair has also written press releases, advertisements, and political speeches and covered national conventions. Her series on financial literacy, “The Money Express,” won several national awards and received more than a million “hits” on the Internet.
Guide to Jane St Clair’s website
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