Jana Laiz has been writing for as long as she can remember. Fascinated by other cultures, Jana studied Anthropology and Chinese language at NYU and Middlebury College. Jana has taught all grade levels including University. She is passionate about the environment and endeavors to incorporate her earth friendly philosophy as she teaches young people to explore and experience their world through the joy of writing.
Jana wrote her first novel at age 6: Fuzzy Wuzzy Rabbit. She is the author of the triple Award Winning novel, Weeping Under This Same Moon, Elephants of the Tsunami, written to raise money for tsunami relief, and the co-author of "A Free Woman On God's Earth, The True Story of Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman, The Slave Who Won Her Freedom". Fascinated by other cultures, Jana studied anthropology and Chinese language at University. She is a teacher, a writer, an editor, a publisher, a photographer, a mom, an animal lover and keeper of pets, a sea glass collector, a jeweler, a musician and a dreamer. She is passionate about our beautiful planet and endeavors to make a difference in the world and to work with others who feel the same. Her novel, The Twelfth Stone, a Celtic American faerie tale, adventure, romance, coming of age, environmental novel for adults and young adults is due out soon. She lives in a 200-year-old farmhouse in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.