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Jane V. Blanchard

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Jane V. Blanchard, adventurer, author, and public speaker, was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She lived in Hampstead, New Hampshire, twenty-three years before moving to Sarasota, Florida, where she now resides. In Florida, Jane became active in several organizations benefiting women and hosted a weekly radio talk show, Women Matters.

Jane loves the outdoors. She climbed her first mountain, Mount Washington, in 1974. Since that initial ascent, Jane has climbed twenty of the forty 4,000-foot mountains in New England. She started mountain bike racing at age 50; in 2002, she won second place in the Masters Division EFTA Championship Series.

In September and October 2011, Jane, now a sexagenarian, hiked the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimag

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Jane V. Blanchard Prior to writing my first book, I thought the best thing about being a author was the independence to work from anywhere and at a time of my choosing.…morePrior to writing my first book, I thought the best thing about being a author was the independence to work from anywhere and at a time of my choosing.

After publication, I realized the best part of being a writer is reader interaction—I love to hear how my work has affected the reader. I love the one-on-one conversations at book signings and presentations. Crazy, but I even like negative comments. Good or bad, I can't think of anything better than when someone takes the time to tell me how they felt about what I wrote.(less)
Jane V. Blanchard Find your voice and don't be afraid to use it.
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I am happy to announce the release of the second book in the "Woman On Her Way Series" . Hadrian's Wall Path: Walking Into History

In Hadrian's Wall Path: Walking Into History you can sense the presence of the ancient Romans and feel what it was like to live on Rome's most northern frontier. Vivid descriptions and 130+ photographs and illustrations of northern England and the archaeological rem... Read more of this blog post »
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I bought Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King from the friends of the library and saved it to read while traveling. For two days straight, I could not put the book down.

The story discusses what happened to Dan Torrance, the young boy from The Shinni
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Dirty Martini by JA Konrath and Jack Kilborn is the fourth book in the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries series. It is the first that I've read by Mr. Konrath, but it won't be the last.

This book is chock-full of suspense, great descriptions, realis
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Dream Weaver
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Dream Weaver by Shirley Martin is a time-travel/historical romance. Gwen falls asleep in the twenty-first century and awakens in 1762. She has to adjust to life in the 18th century and the then concept of women and women's work.

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I purchased Zoo by James Patterson after seeing what I thought was the trailer for the book, but really was an ad for an upcoming TV series.

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The Little Tree That Would by Eric B. Ruark is a wonderful read both for children and for adults who read books to children. Cleaver story about a nut that falls into a crack in a rock and struggles to survive.

I love the lessons learned by the little
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Garden by Jane Yates is a delight to read. After the death of her parents, 11-year-old Aberdeen goes to live with an uncle she never knew she had. There, she encounters secret passageways, eerie sobbing, strange goings-on, secret codes, and mysteries ...more
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The Green Mountain Clubs Long Trail Guide: Hiking Vermont's High Ridge by Dave Hardy & Matt Krebs is chockful of information about the Long Trail, The authors divide the 272 mile hike into twelve divisions. Each chapter has similar subtitles, but ...more
The Rise of Mallory by Roy Huff
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Everville: The Rise of Mallory by Roy Huff is the third book in the Everville fantasy series written for young adults. There is a lot of backfill, but I recommend reading the books in order to fully understand the epic struggle.

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Women of the Way by Jane V. Blanchard
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“Sometimes the solutions to our problems come from looking backwards, not forwards.”
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“It is the time you have devoted to your rose that makes your rose so important.”
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“Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boots with it. the new goodness that is coming to you, in the form of people, situations, and things can only come to you when you are vulnerable, i.e. open.”
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Jane Blanchard Likewise. Sounds as if you have had an interesting life.

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