Jane Hanser's poetry, essays and movie reviews have been published in numerous print and online journals and newspapers such as Poetica Magazine, The Persimmon Tree, Every Writer's Resource, The Jewish Journal, River Poets Journal, The Newton Tab, (upcoming), and others.  She was film critic and arts correspondent for The Jewish Advocate. In her other life, she is dedicated to many and varied community and civic activities, her favorites being bicycle and pedestrian safety, providing food and essential services for the needy, and literacy.  Her hobby is watercolor. She has developed software to teach writing, published a grammar book and taught English as a Second Language at several campuses of the City University of New York. Jane has an M.Ed. in English Education and ESL from the Graduate School of Temple University.

She spends way too much time on the computer. She is married and lives, works and plays in Newton, MA. Her husband is her best friend.

Joey’s descriptions of her in Dogs Don't Look Both Ways are, except for a few insignificant details of time and place, true and accurate.