mercredi 1 octobre 2014

Jane St. Clair's Fruit Of The Pen Is As Colorful And Versatile As Her Own Personal Life

By Elsa Noel

One of the most versatile, acclaimed and well-published writers in modern time, this author admits she has been writing all her life and can't even remember what she did before the writing bug ensnared her at the age of five. Equally adept at describing heartwarming sunsets in Arizona, writing hard core news on politics and finances, writing short stories for children or a suspense thriller, multiple-awarded Jane St. Clair's fruit of the pen is as colorful and versatile as her own personal life.

Born and bred in Chicago, she paid for her studies in journalism at the Northwestern University by doing a multitude of odd jobs, including working as a factory welder and a cocktail waitress. Her passion for people and life's intricacies - especially the plight of the underdog - came through when her first job as qualified journalist took her to the ghettos of Chicago where she worked as welfare caseworker. Her career took many twists and turns and she covered a broad spectrum in the media field - from TV programs to daily and weekly newspapers - and from rural Indiana to Kentucky.

A passionate camp fighter against social injustices and fearless campaigner for the rights of the underdog, Jane also serves on the director's board of an organisation that advocates the rights of cancer patients and their families. Her strong adversity to assisted suicide is clearly portrayed in Walk Me To Midnight.

Best-selling author Truman Capote has a significant influence on her life and writing. Although she rates most authors a mere 3 out of 5 for being average, she also has her 5-star heroes such as the all-time word magicians William Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Jane Austen and other gurus whom she admires.

In what she describes as her day job, Jane has written enough non-fictional website articles and e-books about a variety of topics to fill a library. Her journalism career took her from TV scripts to daily and weekly newspapers in New York, Chicago, Louisville, Indiana and Kentucky. There is hardly a topic that she has not written about - from political campaign speeches, advertisements and financial issues to hard core national news events.

Jane's expansive knowledge and vast field of interest is evident in the variety of fictional and non-fictional writings she mastered in a variety of genres. Apart from her series and Arizona desert songs, she also published two full-length non-fiction books on psychology and etiquette and various e-books on a wide variety of diverse topics, including medical conditions such as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and Asperger Syndrome.

Her series about financial literacy was a mammoth hit on the internet and received various national awards. Her collections of short stories and essays were published in literary magazines. One of these collections, Times of Grace, Times of Sorrow, is about the American heartlands and was published by the University of Nebraska.

Her work won many awards. Her true story about dogs, The Time We Lost Gigi, won the overall first prize in the international contest for true life short stories. A series of web articles she wrote about financial prowess, The Money Express, went viral on the internet and also won several national awards. But it was her first novel, written expertly from the heart about a topic close to her heart, that brought Jane the international recognition and fame that she deserves.

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