Jana landed in publicity because of her hair. As an on-camera TV intern, she found that management was more concerned with her hair (Big 80’s, big hair) than her stories. A wise professor directed her to public relations—the career that lets you manage everyone else’s appearance.
Jana is a self-described book nerd and compulsive reader. She considers book publicity a “career jackpot” (“don’t let this get out, but publishers pay me to read books and talk about them!”) She thinks coordinating a multi-city book tour is big fun. Tagging along on one, divine.
Jana is the party-loving, extroverted wife of a Presbyterian minister. She regularly supplies books for Dave’s sermon preparation. She also contributes real-life cautionary tales by simply living life. Dave mostly changes the names to protect the innocent.
Beyond reading, Jana loves to entertain, travel and cook. She has been eyeing a cooking trip through the wine regions of France and Italy for years. But most of the time Jana enjoys playing Uno Attack with her card shark sons (ages 14 & 10) and having tea parties with her daughter, Kate (8), who packs heat and Hot Wheels in very girly purses.