I studied Literature and History in college (I have a double major for my Bachelor's degree). It was natural for me to choose a WWI poet for my Master's thesis. And it will come as no surprise that I choose to write it as a story. In 2018, on the 100th anniversary of the ending of the Great War, I published the story.
Why the different pen name? My family (both mine and my in-laws) was hugely supportive of this project, so in honor of them, I chose to use my family name (Cari) with my married surname (Reid).
Please ignore the awful cover, though. I put that one together myself. I'll be getting a new one soon.
The book is available if you'd like to read it. It was truly a work of respect and admiration.
Here is my author page on Amazon. If you follow me there, you'll get an email when I have a new release. It's better, though, to sign up for my newsletter because Amazon release emails tend to come later. Like a week or more. But this is a good place to find all my books in one spot to purchase or read through Amazon.
I call this my Smirky Author Photo
My Pinterest has boards for each novel for my online research, plus stuff like embroidery designs, recipes, and even glamping ideas which I will use one day!
I'll let you in on a little secret . . . 90% of my Facebook posts are just cross posts from my Instagram. But here's my profile if you just can't resist.
If you don't know about BookBub, well, I'm sorry that I'm introducing you to it. It will fill your e-reader faster than anything! This is my page there, and BookBub will also tell you when I have a new release. You can also sign up (it's free) to get a daily email with deals from genres you choose! It's a great way to find new authors to read.
This is my official author bio. I change the two "interesting facts" in the second paragraph for each book.
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.
I would love for you to subscribe to my newsletter. I won't send it more than once a week, and usually it's more like a couple times a month. I'll announce when preorders are available, any specials I'm offering, and share links and freebies. It's the best way to keep up with me.
I suggest Instagram first--I use it the most. I post photos of my craft projects, book covers, my sleeping cat, my container garden, and yes, bedhead selfies. Also, I like to post photos of my daily writing spots.
Look at all the places you can find me!