Jan is a writer, performer, teacher & mentor, who leads international workshops, retreats & journeys for writers, artists & creative travellers.

A mother of two, grandmother of five, she began her career in the creative arts as an actor, cabaret singer, stand up comedian, & percussionist in an all girl Latin jazz band in the USA.

Jan has received various grants & fellowships for her writing (plays, musicals, screenplay, novel, one woman shows) & since 2000 has taught creative writing at universities (WSU, UTS) writer’s centres & literary festivals in the Asia Pacific region.

A total travel addict, with a Master of Arts in Creative & Cultural Practice (WSU) Jan travels widely with her company WRITER’S JOURNEY offering unique cultural experiences to writers & aspiring writers. She works with writers, artists & musicians in Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Morocco & more.

When not away travelling, Jan hangs out with her grandkids, works on her own writing & performs poems and songs at open mikes.

Jan has always been committed to helping each author, whatever their genre, find their unique writer’s voice. Drawing on 35 years experience as a meditator, she uses guided visualisation methods to take writers deep into their creative source, allowing them to access sense memory and evoke powerful writing. She has mentored scores of writers, both experienced & first time authors, who have gone on to publish with major publishing houses.

In the WOW app, Jan is excited to share her meditative writing, creative journaling techniques & fun writing challenges. She’ll also share stress free ways to access the big stories you want to tell, help you set up daily writing practices & use writing to support you to deal with everyday issues to Feel Good Now + manifest your Dream Writing Project!