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Final final edit of End of the Rope is now finished! Fini! Fertig! Acabado! Finito! As in – I am so DONE :)

After approximately 10 years, I’m am finally finished my first book, End of the Rope: Finding My Way Through Mountains and Life. On International Women’s Day, I pressed SEND, and off it flew to my editor at Random House, Anne … Continue reading

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Deal News – End of the Rope: A Mountain Memoir

Deal News- End of the Rope by Jan Redford I’ve been neglecting my blog and failed to announce my biggest news yet. Could be a sign that I should renew my commitment to this website. My book, End of the … Continue reading

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A Summit of One’s Own: Women’s Mountaineering Writing

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web16a/a-summit-of-ones-own-panel-discussion This is the recording of the panel I was on with a great group of women at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in November, 2015. It opened up a conversation that could have gone on for hours. The feedback … Continue reading

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Rock, Paper, Fire

Exciting news! Just got word that my “first” chapter, End of the Rope – which is probably no longer my first chapter if I go through with the latest planned rewrite – will be published in Rock, Paper, Fire: the … Continue reading

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The Next Best Thing

THE NEXT BEST THING Here I am, FINALLY posting again. Nothing like a bit of “blog tag” to get my ass in gear. We (as in a bunch of writers) are playing a game called The Next Big Thing. Each … Continue reading

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What to do when you can’t write: make a list of what to do when you can’t write….

This morning I’ve been sitting at my computer thinking: What is wrong with me? Why can’t I write? Why are there so many inane distractions in this world? In my office even! So this is what I came up with, … Continue reading

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My first review!

There’s a review of Room 35.2 in NewPages, including a wonderful review of my story, God or Boys.  Exciting! Even if they did call me JANE Redford. Hmmmm. Maybe they need a good editor.  This is the paragraph about my … Continue reading

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Check out Bruce Elkin’s blog

Check out my buddy Bruce’s blog – Simply Success. Great tips for writers, non-writers, people looking to improve their quality of life … by an amazing life coach!! I have had so many ah-hah! moments reading his posts. One even … Continue reading

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Sage Hill Writing Experience – Summer 2012

Coming out of ten days of workshopping at Sage Hill has been a bit like coming out of a cult – a nice cult, though – in that, it took approximately six days of pounding myself on my mountain bike … Continue reading

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ROOM 35.2 is at the printers!

The next issue of ROOM, Shaping the Spark, has been printed and is on its way to the distributor. It will be on newsstands within the next week or two. This is the issue with my contest-winning story (love the … Continue reading

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