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Jane Kirkpatrick

Jane Kirkpatrick is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 historical novels, as well as a number of non-fiction books.

Jane holds a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and is the recipient of the Pacific Northwest Writers Distinguished Writer Award, the Caldera Award, a two time-winner of the WILLA Literary Award and the winner of the Wrangler Award for the Best Novel of the West from the Western Heritage Museum.

Jane previously worked as a clinical social worker for 17 years and was a former mental health clinic director. She and her husband live in central Oregon state.


Jane Kirkpatrick’s author website:


Historical Novels Versus Contemporary Novels: Some Lessons Learned, by Jane Kirkpatrick

How I Came To Write Historical Novels, by Jane Kirkpatrick

Writing Historical Novels Which Have Contemporary Relevance, by Jane Kirkpatrick

Three Questions I Ask When I Write A Novel, by Jane Kirkpatrick

Writing A Character With A Strong Motivation And Desire, by Jane Kirkpatrick

Mental Health And Historical Novels, by Jane Kirkpatrick

The Vexed Privilege Of Writing A Historical Novel, by Jane Kirkpatrick

Discovering While Researching To Write Historical Novels, by Jane Kirkpatrick

On The Use Of Politically Correct Terms In Historical Fiction, by Jane Kirkpatrick

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