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Jane Botkin is a retired teacher turned historical investigator and author. After graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso, Jane supervised 15 volumes of the student-publication "A History of Dripping Springs and Hays County," a valuable historical resource for Texas researchers. In 2008 the Texas State Legislature honored her career in education by formal resolution. In post-retirement, Jane has continued to write about and participate in local historic preservation, dividing her time between communities in the Texas Hill Country and New Mexico’s White Mountain Wilderness. "Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family," now regarded as the definitive book on its subject, is her first nonfiction book. Jane is currently working on her second book, "Jane Street: Denver's Sacred Thirty Six and the Housemaid Rebellion."