Jana Laiz, is a writer and educator living in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. She is the author of the award-winning novels Weeping Under This Same Moon (in development for film), The Twelfth Stone and Billy Budd in the Breadbox, The Story of Herman Melville & Eleanor. She is the co-author of A Free Woman On God’s Earth” The Story of Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman (in development for film), Blanket of Stars, Simon Says and Thirty-five Days to Baltimore ~ 35 Días De Camino A Baltimore. Jana is a writer with a purpose, believing that honoring diversity and teaching stewardship for the planet can change the world. She is Writer-In-Residence Emeritus at Herman Melville's Arrowhead home and the Education Coordinator at Berkshire County Historical Society. Visit her at janalaiz.com.

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