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JANE SMITH FISHER

After graduating from New York University Jane Smith Fisher worked in Manhattan's fashion industry for eight years. In 1989, inspired by the birth of her son, she started writing for children. Her first effort was a reading and writing pen pal program called Milo P. Turtle's Pen Pal Club. The program was enjoyed in homes across the country and later adapted for the classroom. In 1996, sensing a lack of quality comic books for preteens, Fisher changed gears and wrote her first comic book, Cybernauts. The book is a cyberspace adventure story free of sex and violence. In her latest series, WJHC, Fisher continued her quest to bring hip, funny, yet clean entertainment to her 8-12 year old audience. The story of an unlikely group of kids starting a high school radio station, WJHC has situations and characters that both girls and boys can relate to.

Currently, Ms. Fisher maintains a busy schedule, working as an assistant Pre-K teacher and planning her next comic book, while pursuing a graduate degree in Elementary Education. She can also be found teaching creative writing at Girl Scout meetings and at schools. A single mother, she lives in Oceanside, New York with her twelve-year-old son, Andrew.