|Dr. Jane Nixon White, award-winning poet and essayist, is a veteran teacher whose writing crosses genres. Her first book, Life and Things Like Rocks, is an anthology of poems and prayers for children. Her other published works include history, plays, and her Doctoral Dissertation on student motivation. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. White has called Florida home for most of her life. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and holds M. Ed. and Doctoral Degrees from the University of North Florida. She has been recognized by Poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry as a Top Poet of the Year 2000, and has been published in Troll Communications' groundbreaking e-book, Doughnuts From the Teachers' Lounge. The Taming of Corky is her first novel.
Jane is currently working on a two-book series on World War II, which is the posthumous memoir of her parents. Her father was General George S. Patton's 3rd Army, 8th Division Chaplain in the European Theater, and was decorated twice for bravery in battle, including the Battle of the Bulge. More than a war story, this is the love story of a very special couple separated by war, and told through the hundreds of letters they wrote to each other daily throughout the war.