The Mosaic Artist (Paperback)
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781453860045, 356pp.
Publication Date: March 22, 2011
About the Author
Jane Ward is the author of HUNGER (Forge, 2001) and THE MOSAIC ARTIST. Jane graduated from Simmons College in 1983 with a degree in English Literature, the desire to write novels, and an aptitude for and love of cooking. Upon graduation, she began working almost immediately in the food and hospitality industry, trying her hand at catering, planning corporate parties, and baking. After years of long days and late nights at both Creative Gourmets in Boston and The 95th Restaurant in Chicago, food - which had led Jane to so many wonderful work experiences - would take her to one more unexpected place. She found herself in a world filled with stories waiting to be told. For her first novel, HUNGER, Jane drew on her years of work experience to take a sensual and heartbreaking look at marriage, emotional hunger, appetite for life, and the myriad pleasures of a good meal well served. The story of THE MOSAIC ARTIST took shape after Jane's stint as weekend baker at the Quebrada Bakery in Arlington, MA. Over the morning's scones, muffins, and bread, Jane had many lively conversations with the bakery's cake decorator, a talented and accomplished mosaicist, and soon mosaic art found its outlet in one of the novel's main characters. Jane is currently at work on her third novel, THE WELCOME HOME; her weekly blog, FOOD AND FICTION (www.authorjaneward.com); and a food memoir entitled TATTOOED WITH FOOD. She is also a contributing writer to the online regional food magazine, Local In Season (www.localinseason.com) and occasional host of cooking videos for an internet recipe resource found on some Eagle-Tribune newspapers (food.gloucestertimes.com). Since 1983 Jane has lived in Chicago, Washington State, and Iceland before settling back in her home state of Massachusetts in 1999, where she now lives on its north shore with her husband, two children, and dog, Spy.