C. Jane lives in the Pacific Northwest where she loves the rain because it makes being a writer even easier with few bright, sunny days to draw her out of the house. She credits her upbringing in Indiana and her early adulthood in the West Texas Panhandle for her fascination with family history. Much like her characters, her own extended family live within a few towns (or at times only a cornfield) from each other.

She spends much of her free time avoiding laundry and dishes by searching the web for interesting facts on things like how to make pawpaw jelly and the steps to loading a flintlock rifle. She loves old maps, old books, and old handcrafts. She also keeps a genealogy of all her characters but sadly hasn’t had time to work on the one for her own family. Life is funny like that