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About Jane S. Poole
Jane and her husband live on small acreage in the Pacific NW where she writes, gardens and works in her studio. She is an artist as well as a writer, and loves to teach the Bible.
Jane's latest book is a collection of her watercolor paintings of Amboy, Washington with text from interviews with local people. All income from this book goes to the North Clark Historical Museum in Amboy.
Her book which required the most research is the biography of Frances Rolleston, 19th century writer of "Mazzaroth: The Constellations." It is the first published biography of Miss Rolleston, and her own letters are its main source. It is indexed, has over 50 photos, and the style is conversational (not stuffy).
Jane's most fun writing project was "The Forbidden Answer" and its sequel "Secret Friends, Secret Foes," both set in the contemporary PNW and aimed at middle school kids. They are stories of courage told with humor, suspense and adventure.
Those starry figures were pirated, however, and used to advance a false religion which spread all over the world. Faithful men from Noah to the magi of the Christ child stood against that error, yet the true star signs all but vanished for millennia.
'Adam’s Astronomy' lays out the original signs, introduces the linguist who recovered them, and explains how she did it. The last chapter describes many deep sky objects whose traits—revealed by modern telescopes—illustrate the ancient message of the constellations in which they are found.
Jane S. Poole has always loved the Scriptures, nature, history, and foreign languages. She used all of them while teaching science and language arts in a Christian school. They all come together again in Adam’s Astronomy.
Jane lives with her husband, Andy, on five wooded acres in Amboy, Washington, where she now writes, paints, and sometimes entertains grandchildren. Her devotionals have appeared in 'The Quiet Hour' (June–August 2004) and 'Daily Devotions for the Deaf' (September 2006), and her poetry and articles have been included in college publications and in church and school newsletters.