Episode 5: Jana Laiz, Getting Outside the Comfort Zone

February 8, 2018

Today, we’re joined in the studio by award winning Author and recent speaker at Maryknoll, Jana Laiz.

As you will hear in this interview, Jana’s mission is to change the world, one book at a time. You will hear how the topics she is so passionate about such as climate change, the global refugee crisis, equal rights are woven into her stories; stories that are not only take her readers on a captivating journey, but also speak to critical issues of our time… You may even learn a thing or two about faeries.

More About Jana Laiz

Fascinated by other cultures, Jana studied anthropology and Chinese language at University. She is a teacher, a writer, an editor, a mom, an animal lover, a sea glass collector, a musician and a dreamer.

She is passionate about our beautiful planet and endeavors to make a difference in the world and to work with others who feel the same.

Jana is the very first Writer-In-Residence at Herman Melville’s beloved Arrowhead where she is working on a new novel. She lives in a 205-year-old farmhouse in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

Episode Notes:
Learn more about Jana: JanaLaiz.com
Find her on Facebook: facebook.com/authorjana/
Discover her books on Amazon by entering Jana Laiz


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