Jane Seaford has had a number of careers: mother, academic, IT consultant, bakery manager. She currently focuses on her writing. Her short stories have been placed highly commended or short-listed in international competitions. Many have appeared in anthologies or magazines. Several have been broadcast. She has also worked as a freelance journalist. Her first novel, Archie’s Daughter, was published as an e-book in 2012. A novel, The Insides of Banana Skins, and a collection of short stories Dead is Dead and Other Stories came out in November 2016. Jane is joint fiction editor for takahé, a New Zealand literary magazine.