Jane was born in Melbourne, Australia, went to Preshil, Strathcona, and Monash University where she studied history, and RMIT where she became a Librarian.
Jane has had a variety of careers, including Fruit Picker and Occult Librarian and she lived in Germany and Denmark for a decade.
Now back in her beloved Melbourne, working on the railways and living in a garden full of birds, Jane is the author of four books: Mage Heart, Fire Angels and Aramaya - as Jane Routley; and The Three Sisters as Rebecca Locksley.
Clan Destine Press is releasing Mage Heart, Fire Angels and Aramaya as the eBook trilogy: The Dion Chronicles.
Fire Angels and Aramaya won the 1998 and 1999 Aurealis Awards for Best Fantasy novels.
Her short stories have been widely anthologised, appeared in Meanjin, and have been read on the ABC.
Jane also writes under the pseudonym SoftSenta for the Church of the Immaculate Confection chocolate site.
Her favorite writers are Jane Austen, Angela Carter, Sara Douglass, and Janet Evanovich and Jane's current life ambition is to see an erupting volcano. (Everyone at Clan Destine fervently hopes she means from a safe distance!)