JAN CLINE, author, speaker
Jan is an author and speaker from the Pacific Northwest. She has been involved with the writing/publishing community for many years, and was the founder and director of the Inland NW Christian Writers conference for 5 years. She teaches at writer’s conferences and speaks for women’s groups in the Northwest.
After writing mostly non-fiction, Jan’s passion for history led her to a new love for writing fiction for the Christian market, focusing on American history. She loves traveling all over the U.S. to research her stories.
Jan enjoys golf, attending her grandchildren’s sports activities, and loves to bake – proud to be called the queen of cheesecakes by her friends and family. She also indulges heavily in crafts such as quilting, painting, and scrapbooking. When she needs a break from a hectic life, she and her husband of 40+ years hop in their RV and hit the road.
Some of Jan’s past non-fiction publications include:
Simple Devotion, The Greatest of These is Love (through Barbour Pub.), and A Heart Out of Hiding
Chicken Soup for the Soul and various other anthologies
Fiction Lovers Devotional Series, contributing author, books 2 and 4
Jan’s newest project is a Historical Women’s fiction series, American Dreams. The 3 books follow the Wilding family starting in the Kansas dust bowl/depression era to the end of WW2. The series follows the characters through hardships and tragedy, with themes of resilience, forgiveness, and perseverance. Book 3 of the series, All My Goodbyes, is based on the life of her mother and bomber pilot husband during the war. There is a special surprise at the end of the book to ensure an unforgettable read.
Jan spent a year researching her debut novel, Emancipated Heart, and is excited about sharing this poignant story. Set in a Japanese American internment camp during WWII, the book follows one family through the trials of life behind barbed wire. Considering the current events in our country, this book will remind us how easily history repeats itself, and how God calls us to act humanely in all situations. The topic of internment is not well taught in history books. Emancipated Heart will inform and educate, all while providing an entertaining, enjoyable read for anyone, especially history lovers. Category: women’s historical fiction
If you are interested in contacting Jan for an interview, speaking engagement or other promotion and would like more information, or the above information in PDF form, please email her at [email protected]. You can see more information about her speaking HERE.