About J. A. Jance
Perennially on the NY Times bestseller list and with millions of books in print, J.A. Jance was born in South Dakota and grew up in Bisbee, Arizona. She was a voracious reader. Always drawn to mysteries, from Nancy Drew right through John D. McDonald's Travis Magee, it was only natural that when she tried her hand at writing her first book, it would be a mystery as well.
After teaching in high school English in Tucson for two and working as a K-12 librarian on an Indian reservation for five, she went on to spend the next ten years in the life insurance industry before finally turning her hand to writing full time in the early 1980s.
She's the author of 38 published mysteries, including her latest book, Damage Control. She and her husband split their times between homes in Washington State and Arizona.