Jane Ellen Jamison was born on 27 December 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA, daugther of Frances (Crooks) and James K. Jamison. When she was nine months old, her parents, both teachers, took her to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where she grew up most of her childhood. Her father played a key role in encouraging her as a writer, who was, himself, a history writer. She attended Michigan State University, College of the Sequoias and Northern Michigan University. She has been a registered nurse as well as a Cadet Nurse during WWII. On 24 June 1949, she married Doctor Albert Jenke, became a housewife and had five children: James, Ellen, Ann, Bobbie Jane, and Robert. Years later, she found time to write, but her husband told her it was trash. Despite this, she persisted until he finally gave her an ultimatum–writing or him. The divorce left her with all the kids except the eldest, who was in med school, and having to work as an R.N.. When she met John Edward Toombs in the writing class that led to her first sale, she was not contemplating marrying again. But she did on 2 March 1972, adding to the mix two stepchildren: Michael and Leslie. She is now a widow with seven grandchildren, and has returned "home" to live in the beautiful Upper Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior--withher old High School Swedish friend, the "Viking" from her past.

Jane Ellen has published of numerous published books, both in paper and electronic, as well as some articles. She uses her maiden and second married name: Ellen Jamison and Jane Toombs, but she has used a few pseudonyms: Olivia Sumner, and Jane Anderson, she also wrote as Diana Stuart in collaboration with Dee Stuart, and under the colective pseudonyms: Rebecca Drury, and Lee Willoughby Davis. Her writing covers various romance genres such as gothic, suspense, contemporary, historical, paranormal, mystery, fantasy and horror. She is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America.

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  • What do best friends do? Play dress up? Tell secrets? Curl up together? You'll find out when Pet's Best Friend lets the cat out of the bag. Get the real scoop from animals of every shape and size as they tell their innermost thoughts about the kids t...


  • IN THE HEART OF THE DESERT... Vala Channing can't decide which is more dangerous--the fact that she's about to take her troubled young son, Davis, trekking in Arizona's perilous Superstition Mountains or that the guide who will lead them is the one ...


  • After her engaged sister runs off with another man, Julia Sommers journeys to Texas to tell rancher Wade Howland he is not going to marry his promised bride, but when he mistakes Julia for his intended wife, she realizes that he is everything she had...


  • A DESPERATE WOMAN On the Dutch Island of Formosa, Donella Livingstone, stood before the altar, tricked into marrying a man she didn't love. But a surprise pirate attack threw the wedding into chaos, and Donella found herself in the arms of a dashi...


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    A desperate L.A. professional couple, unable to have children, arrange to buy the unborn baby of a dirt-poor Louisiana pair. Emotions run high and relationships hang by a thread in this passionate and heartbreaking Off-Broadway drama by Mad Man write...