For the first 20 years, Jan’s career revolved around writing and producing informational and motivational videos when budgets were ample, production values were high, and the resulting product was essentially a 20-minute film.
In addition to writing 100+ corporate scripts, Jan produced The Path to Publication DVD series, available from Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Filmed at the Community of Writers Conference at Squaw Valley, the series contains advice from such well-known authors as Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, Janet Fitch, and Mark Childress.
Jan has a B.S. in English Literature/Creative Writing from Ohio University and an M.S. in Educational Technology/Instructional Design from California State University, San Francisco. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.