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Jane Gerencher was born in Wilson Borough PA and grew up in neighboring Bethlehem PA. She earned a BA in English at Moravian College and an MA in English at the Pennsylvania State University.
She has taught English at the middle school, high school, community college and 4-year college levels. Her longest tenure was at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem PA. In her teaching years, she attended many workshops on the teaching of English and adolescent development. She spent 3 ½ weeks on a summer fellowship program in Poland and Israel. Her civic involvement included being a CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children).
Jane Gerencher wrote a newspaper column in The Bethlehem Globe Times for two years entitled "Dear Teacher." She is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). She is a member of the Apache Junction Writers' Group where she finds acceptance, humor, and inspiration.
She enjoys reading, writing, travel, nature, and, most of all, family. She says she has other stories clamoring to be released from her desk drawer.