About

Hello! Welcome to my website! I think it reflects who I am. Tucked within are the things I love, so please have a look around.

First and foremost, I’m a writer. I’m mad about writing. Crazy about it! I’ve been writing stories, poems, journals and essays since I was a kid and I have no intention of stopping! I’m always thinking up stories and I love it! I hope my stories are inspiring and that they help to make a positive difference in the world because I think that's really important.

I am currently the Writer-In-Residence at Herman Melville's beloved Berkshire, Massachusetts home, Arrowhead. That means I have the amazing opportunity to write in Herman Melville's study and look out at the view that inspired his great work, Moby Dick!

I am also a teacher. I have a Master’s degree in Education and I have taught almost every grade level from kindergarten to University. I’ve taught regular subjects and some unusual subjects, such as Mandarin Chinese. Now, I’m focusing on combining my love of writing with my love of teaching.

Please have a look around to find out about me, my books and how I can work as a visiting author/writing teacher or coach in your school or workplace. I work with children and adults of all ages. I can teach writing, editing, prose, essays, poetry and hopefully inspire you to keep writing!

I also love visiting book clubs. Whether it's an adult book club, a parent~child club, or a school book club, I'd love to visit, either in person or virtually.

I enjoy hearing from my readers, so write me! I look forward to hearing from you!

ps. check out my newest book,  Simon Says; Tails Told By The Red Lion Inn Ambassador
http://www.janalaiz.com/books/simon-says