Jane Werner Watson


Born
in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, The United States
July 11, 1915

Died
April 09, 2004

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Children's writer Jane Werner Watson (1915-2004) was born in Fond du Lac, Wis. She earned a B.A. in English in 1936 from the University of Wisconsin, began a career in publishing, and became a prolific writer who specialized in non-fiction.

She was one of the first editors for the original Golden Books series, and wrote books for Disney series.

She also wrote under the names Elsa Jane Werner Watson, Elsa Jane Werner, Jane Werner, Annie North Bedford, Monica Hill, Elsa Ruth Nast, W.K. Jasner, and A.N. Bedford.

In 1958 she was named Woman of the Year in Literature by the Los Angeles Times.

Watson and her husband Earnest Charles Watson lived in India for several years when he was science attache to the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, and travelled
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