JANE SHEWMAKER HALE
"WHY BE LESS WHEN YOU CAN BE MORE"
Jane has written a weekly column in the voice of her childhood for the local Buffalo, Missouri newspaper, County Courier, since the early 1990s. This little girl's voice has won many awards at conferences and state levels. The voice speaks to the reader as a reminder of their childhood, taking them back to growing up days, when family was their world and Mother was their everything.
Her column features reminiscence about her childhood, ranging in subjects from memories of past 4th of July celebrations to defying mother to reach the elusive cherries high in the tree. Any childhood memory is turned into a trip down memory lane for the reader.
Many of her columns come from memories of her mother, Inez Sadler Shewmaker. Jane has compiled a book from these memories which honors mothers. This book, Every Day Is Mother's Day is now available from Skyward Publications. or click here to order directly from Jane. For an award winning story from her column which are featured in the book, "Cherries, Apples, and Hickory Tea," please scroll through the below window.
Jane at a recent book signing, promoting her new book Every Day Is Mother's Day.
Jane has also compiled a companion book, Every Day is Father's Day, published by Skyward Publishing, which is due to be on sale for Father's Day. This is a special book, written just for fathers. Original poems, stories, anecdotes, jokes and tributes written by Jane and a section of special tributes writen by other wirters for their fathers, will take you back to childhood days when your father was the center of your universe.Please contact Jane for more information or Skyward Publishing.
Jane also writes free lance feature articles for various area publications such as Ozarks Senior Living and Springfield! Magazine. She has written on a wide range of subjects from past Ozark Empire Fair beauty pagents to the below article on Dr. T. M. Mcdonnell who carried the Olympic torch in the Olympic Torch Relay for the 1996 games.
She is an active member of several writing groups including Ozark Writers, Inc, Springfield Writers' Guild, Ozark Writers League, Write On The Beach, and Missouri Writers Guild. She holds the office of 1st Vice President of Missouri Writers Guild and will be the Conference Chairman for 2004.