Jan Author HeadshotJan English Leary is a writer living in Chicago. She received an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and taught writing to high-school students at the Francis W. Parker School and to adults at Northwestern University. Her novel, Thicker Than Blood, which deals with interracial adoption, single parenthood, and self-identity, will be published by Fomite Press on October 23 and will be available on the Fomite Press website, Amazon, BN.com, and your favorite independent bookstore.

For Chicago area residents, there will be a reading and launch party on November 6 for the novel at Women and Children First Bookstore at 5233 N. Clark.