Writing Workshops

What’s the story you want to tell?

All stories, whether fiction or narrative non-fiction, from genre fiction like mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, romance, and literary fiction to narrative fiction, like memoirs, share storytelling elements, that when used properly, create page-turners readers can’t put down. These are the stories that readers want. These are the stories that sell.

Jane is the author of the bestselling and multiple award-winning Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series (St. Martin’s Minotaur), short stories and novellas from Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine—and she is a gifted teacher of writing. Jane is also on the faculty of Lehman College, part of the City University of New York system.

Jane’s approach to teaching is practical and hands-on. Listen to professional writers, publishing professionals, and Jane’s students discuss their experiences:

“Great stuff! I learned new approaches to plotting at Jane’s workshop—really thought-provoking and inspiring.”
—Donald Bain, author or ghost/author of more than 115 books, including the global bestseller, Coffee, Tea, or Me, with more than five million copies in print. Currently, he writes both the Margaret Truman and the Murder, She Wrote mystery series


“I had the pleasure of observing Jane facilitate a seminar during Writer’s Week at Manhattanville College, where she was the Mystery Writer in Residence. She was warm, encouraging and direct, and she’s extremely knowledgeable about crime fiction, including its various genres and sub-genres. Her students were fascinated by the discussions and participated enthusiastically throughout the class.”
—Linda Landrigan, editor in chief, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

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