InD'Introduces: Jane Lewis


You can describe Jane Lewis in two words…
a creator, and a lifelong learner. She started piano lessons at age four and when she grew tired of practicing her assignments, she created her own compositions or improvised and created her own arrangements. Her music career began at age thirteen when she became a church organist. Jane continues to play piano, organ, and direct choirs. As an adult, she studied classical organ, voice, and languages. Jane enrolled in college at age 38 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music studying classical piano and voice. She acted in plays and excelled in Spanish, graduating with honors.
A voracious reader, Jane Lewis dreamed of being a writer. Her older brother, an airline pilot, wrote several western novels in his spare time and they often talked about the process of writing. He was her critique partner before she knew the term. She planned her entrance into the world of romance writers by first choosing a pen name. Jane is her middle name and Lewis is her husband’s middle name. She took online classes and studied her craft. To learn about the self-publishing world, she wrote and self-published two cookbooks.
She enjoys baking bread and revises her mother’s old fashioned southern recipes to make them healthy. A lifelong gardener, she grows roses, herbs, and vegetables. Jane lives in Georgia with her husband, the inspiration for the hero in all her books.
Jane starts her morning with yoga to clear her mind and get ready for the day. She does weight training three times a week and ends her afternoons with an exercise app on her computer. Her writing cave is a large room with lots of windows to allow natural sunlight. It also doubles as the workout room so it’s easy to get up from the writing chair and exercise.
Jane Lewis is a multi-published author of historical romance. An avid reader of all genres, romance is her favorite. The first time she read a romance novel by Kathleen Woodiwiss, she wanted to write one of her own. Her dream came true in 2017 when her first book, Love at “Five Thousand Feet” was published. The novel was a finalist in the Hearts Through History, Post-Victorian, World War II Category. The second book, “The Barnstormer” published in 2018, continues the saga of a family in a small Georgia town in the 1930’s. The audiobook narrated by Dawson McBride was awarded a Crowned Heart Award from InD’tale Magazine. “The Lady Flyer” published in 2020, concludes the saga.  It was a finalist in the Carolyn Readers Choice Award and the audiobook was awarded a Crowned Heart Award. She wrote two historical western novels, “Home In Wylder” which was an N. N. Light Book Award Finalist and the audiobook was awarded a Crowned Heart Award. “The Wylder Rose” was awarded a Crowned Heart Award in April 2022. Jane Lewis’ current project is a historical romance set in The Gilded Age New York.