Hi, I'm Jane.
I'm a mother, an English teacher, and a writer. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, and I spent a number of years studying English Literature and Religion in Vancouver and Toronto.
I now live in Hong Kong with my loving husband and two wild but wonderful children (ages 5 and 3). Some of our favorite activities as a family include painting, exploring new places, reading, and dancing crazily to silly songs (our current favorites are Everything Starts With a Plan by the Helpsters and Raining Tacos by Parry Gripp).
My passions are reading and writing. I love to lose myself in a good book, but often don't have time to read until everyone in my home is asleep! I do most of my reading on my Kindle, in bed and in the dark. My favorite book of all time is probably Joyland
, by Stephen King. A book that I just finished two days ago and can't stop thinking about is Professor Everywhere
, a genre-bending thriller by Nicholas Binge.
I enjoy writing short stories, personal essays, and occasionally, poetry. My writing generally revolves around the issues I mull over most - faith, parenting, marriage, in-law relationships, insecurity. I usually write at the dining table, at night, after the children are asleep, and sometimes at Crostini, my favorite coffee shop, while waiting to pick them up from playgroup. One of my short stories has recently been accepted for publication by Fairlight Shorts! You can read it here