Jan was previously Secretary of The Society for Women Writers NSW Inc and has a background in office management.
Jan found writing in retirement. In her memoir, Skimming the Surface Expats in Kiribati, published 2020, Jan takes the reader with her on her family’s journey living as expatriates on the remote Pacific atoll of Tarawa, Kiribati.
For over ten years, Jan has been a participating member of several writing groups. She is a member of Writers NSW. Her short story Spirit bilong Billy was published in 2011 in the anthology Reflections.