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As Wodehouse said, "I've been writing since I was five years old. What I did before, I don't remember. Just loaf, I guess."


Background Information

Jane St. Clair is the author of "Walk Me to MIdnight" from OakTara Press. She dedicated her book to hospice nurses, and after its publication, became active in the movement against assisted suicide. She now serves on the Board of Directors of Hospice Patient Alliance and writes articles for the movement.

Jane has published over fifty children’s short stories, 21 children's books, and adult fiction in literary magazines such as Clockwatch Review, Thema, QWF, Clare, Thematic Literary Magazine, and Red Rock Review. Her stories also appear in literary anthologies, including Times of Grace, Times of Sorrow published by the University of Nebraska, Firewalkers, and a 2011 anthology of sports fiction by the Main Street Rag publications. Jane is 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. As a free-lance writer, Jane authored two non-fiction books and hundreds of web articles. Walk Me to Midnight is her first novel.

Jane grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and worked her way through Northwestern University with a variety of odd jobs such as factory welder, beauty shop attendant, commercial sign maker, cocktail waitress and more. After earning a degree in journalism, she spent a year in the Chicago ghettos as a welfare worker. She went to New York City as a production staff member of the television program, “Sesame Street.” Later she worked at 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.

Birth Place
Chicago, IL 
Accomplishments

2007 True Life Story first place
2006 American Accolades first place writing
Writers Network 2006 first place, Law and Order script
National award for teaching financial literacy
to children through a website, The Money Express.
The Money Express, has had over a million and a half "hits"

Additional Information

"Walk Me to Midnight" appeared in an article in a scholarly journal by Professor Jeff Koloze, please see "Death Scenes in Literature from the Nineteenth Century to Current Literature" at http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/kol/kol_25death.html.

Favorite Links

Jane St Clair
Articles against assisted suicide, stunning photography of the American West and Arizona, poetry about the desert

Blog by Jane St Clair
Jane's blog has stunning photography of the wilderness of Arizona and poetic descriptions of the desert; also stories of tourist spots

Book reviews by Jane St Clair
Jane reviews two books every Friday

Hospice Patient Alliance
Jane is a member of the Board of Directors of Hospice Patient Alliance, an organization to help families of hospice patients




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