Jane Gordon Julien is a career journalist and regular contributor to The New York Times, and winner of numerous awards from state and national press associations. She is the founder of Candlelight Writing Workshops, and also authors an award-winning blog: “Notes on Writing” at Her writing has appeared in the anthology, Words Matter: Writing to Make a Difference, Bellevue Literary Review, Literary Mama, Newsday, the LA Times, Northeast Magazine, and more. She has served as an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut. Jane holds a master’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was an editor at the literary journal Lumina, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.