Studied with Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham, author of 'The Hours', and has worked as a freelance journalist and television writer.
Taught screenwriting and memoir classes in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Her cousin, Christa Worthington, was murdered on Martha's Vineyard in January 2002, in a case that received national attention. Jan, a volunteer EMT, was the first on the scene after her body was discovered. She testified against the man accused of the murder, and has received $60,000 from HBO for a documentary about the crime.
Lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Billy, a commercial fisherman.
Lives on Cape Cod and is working on a mystery novel set in the fishing world of Provincetown. [September 2008]