Jan would rather write than eat or sleep, which is handy for authors - not so much for husbands. She wrote for a local newspaper at age 11. Her research as a nutritionist inspired an unusual murder weapon for "Heir of Deceit." Her favorite writing moment was meeting famous moonshiner, Popcorn Sutton during research for "Heir of Deceit."She has won national contests for her comedic poetry on subjects such as Black Friday, Eskimo Pies and her messy kitchen. Some are included in her humor book, "My Word, That’s Absurd!" along with her prize-winning children’s story, "Miss Mousie and Mrs. McGreggor’s Closet."
Jan’s sense of humor could classify her as eccentric, but she prefers the terms, “crazy,” “silly” and “quirky.” She is the author of two novels, "Heir of Deceit" and "Impressions of Innocence" and a short nonfiction humor book, "My Word, That’s Absurd!"
She loves cactus flowers, road runners, horned toads (and people). She enjoys cooking, teaching and learning. She and her husband are the parents of six children. Jan has worked for her high school and college journalism departments, as a case worker, tobacco prevention coordinator and nutritionist. She also has taught religion classes to high school students for more than 31 years.
Visit her web site at: http://janmar916.wix.com/janmmartin