FAQs: Jane

Where do you live? New York City. Is that where you’re from? No, but I consider it home. I’ve lived all over the United States. I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, went to college in Denver, lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years, and...

FAQs: Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries

How did you decide to write a series featuring Josie? The market for traditional mysteries featuring an amateur female detective who isn’t based in New York City, was strong. It was from that imperative that Josie’s character developed. How would you describe Josie? I...

FAQs: On Writing

How long did it take you to write each of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries? Consigned to Death took me about eight months. The second Josie Prescott mystery, Deadly Appraisal, took me ten months. This is not a good thing—at that point, I crossed my fingers that...