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Jane Roper

Humor Writer of the Month: Jane Roper

Jane Roper is the author of two novels, The Society of Shame and Eden Lake, and a memoir, Double Time: How I Survived — and Mostly Thrived — Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins.

Jane’s essays and humor have appeared in Salon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Millions, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, Cognoscenti, Writers’ Digest and elsewhere, and has been included in the anthology Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers. She has taught writing at GrubStreet, Follow Your Art Community Studios, The University of Iowa, the Sanibel Writers’ Conference and The Muse & The Marketplace. Jane is also a freelance copywriter and brand strategist.

For two years, Jane was the producer and on-air host of “The Zeitgeist,” on A Mighty Blaze, where she interviewed authors whose books tackle of-the-moment themes like gender, race, class, culture, ability, technology and health. Her guests included Kristen Arnett, Jessamine Chan, Ruman Alaam, Barbara Lembke, Francine Prose, Rickie Lee Jones, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Neema Avashia and many more.

Originally from Fairfield, Connecticut, Jane is a graduate of Williams College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She currently lives just north of Boston in a drafty Victorian house on a hill with her husband, singer-songwriter Alastair Moock, and teenage twins. When she is not working, writing, parenting, cooking, hiking, indoor rock climbing or wasting time on social media, Jane can be found trying to read and promptly falling asleep.

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