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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)
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Monday we celebrate Memorial Day to remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. As I walked Hadrian's Wall Path, I learned how the Romans buried those who served in the Roman army's most northern frontier.

This excerpt from Hadrian's Wall Path: Walking Into History—Full-color version may help you give you insights into their rituals.

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“It lifts my spirits to see the statues of mothers, working women, and female peasants. These respectful and well-maintained tributes to women make the day special for me; this art is a lasting reminder that women matter in these rural Spanish towns and that women's contributions are remembered.”
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Jane Blanchard Likewise. Sounds as if you have had an interesting life.


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