I’m an author and proud Midwesterner. Yes, I mean Flyover Land. I love the middle of the American map, and I’m on a mission to show you why. I explore the people, places and food that make this region great, and report back periodically in a Postcard from the Heartland.
My novels reflect my love of home and family. The Lottie Braun series takes place in Iowa, where I went to college and began my married life. Lottie’s big extended family was inspired by the close-knit clan I married into. Through the years my husband’s aunts and great-aunts have been as kind to us as Lottie’s aunts are to her.
My great regret is that I ignored my gift for writing until I was in my forties. As a result, I’m committed to helping others embrace and live out their God-given gifts. I speak on this topic to middle schoolers, their parents, and adults who are searching for their next life step.
Here’s to many more years of exploring the Heartland!
Jane! I think I’m “in!” Hopefully now when you post something new, I will get an email!
This is beautifully written Jane! It’s been a privilege to watch your Emily run these past few years! She will be missed in the OEXC family. When I think about my own daughters experience with XC, it’s very little about the running and ALL about the team support for one another and the friendships she has created. It’s a sport like no other! I’m keeping my fingers crossed my 12 year old will stick with it in high school. I don’t want to stop being that “lunatic parent” 😊 Congrats to both your awesome kids!
Thank you, Michelle! You get it like only another XC parent could.