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J.A. Jance is the New York Times best-selling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series and three inter-related thrillers. She has written over 30 novels and she has more than 10 million copies of her books in print.

Jances pursuit of her life-long dream of becoming a writer was one filled with a myriad of stumbling blocks. As a college student, she was discouraged from writing and told that women ought to be teachers or nurses, and not novelists. Her first husband, a chronic alcoholic, followed suit and told her that, despite never having anything published, he would be the only writer in the family. After thirteen years of marriage, Jance finally left her first husband to save herself and her children, and escaped to Seattle. With the death of her ex-husband a year and a half later, Jance became the sole provider for her two children and struggled to make ends meet with a full-time job selling life insurance. In 1982 her desire to write became too strong to ignore, and her first three novels were written between the hours of 4 a.m. and 7 a.m., at which time she would wake up her children for school. At the time people told her she was crazy, saying that to start writing at age 39 and to go on to a successful writing career was highly unlikely. Luckily, she ignored all the naysayers.

In 1985, she published the first of sixteen novels featuring Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont entitled Until Proven Guilty. In addition, she has authored ten books starring feisty Southwestern Sheriff Joanna Brady, as well as Partner in Crime in which Joanna teams with J.P. Beaumont to solve their first mystery together. She also has authored three novels of suspense featuring the Walker family: Hour of the Hunter, Kiss of the Bees and Day of the Dead. In 2000, Jance was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Arizona.

In her latest series, Jance introduces Ali Reynolds, a 45-year-old television anchorwoman whos just been fired for being too old in Edge of Evil. Shes mad as hell and, at the suggestion of her college senior son, starts a blog called cutlooseblog.com. She leaves LA for her hometown of Sedona, Arizona and before she knows it theres a murderer in her sights. The first Ali Reynolds hardcover, Web of Evil was recently published and already a best-seller.

Jance is an avid crusader for many causes including the American Cancer Society, Gildas Club, the Humane Society, the YWCA and the Girl Scouts. A lover of animals, Jance has two dogs, Aggie and Daphne, named for Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier.

Born in South Dakota and raised in the small Arizona mining town of Bisbee, Jance spent several years teaching and living on the Tohono OOdham reservation west of Tucson, Arizona, which would later serve as the setting for her three suspense novels. It was also on the reservation that Jances life changed forever when she and her husband became the targets of a serial killer. Living in seclusion, seven miles from their nearest neighbor, they were unknowingly the killers next victims. A police investigation led to the apprehension of the killer just before he struck.

Jance splits her time between Seattle, Washington and Tucson, Arizona with her husband of twenty years.

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Clawback: An Ali Reynolds Novel

Clawback: An Ali Reynolds Novel

Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel

Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel

Ring In the Dead: A J. P. Beaumont Novella

Ring In the Dead: A J. P. Beaumont Novella

Judgment Call: A Brady Novel of Suspense (Joanna Brady Mysteries)

Judgment Call: A Brady Novel of Suspense (Joanna Brady Mysteries)

Deadly Stakes: A Novel (Ali Reynolds)

Deadly Stakes: A Novel (Ali Reynolds)

Left for Dead: A Novel (Ali Reynolds Mysteries)

Left for Dead: A Novel (Ali Reynolds Mysteries)

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J.A. Jance Biography

J.A. Jance is the New York Times best-selling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series and three inter-related thrillers. She has written over 30 novels and she has more than 10 million copies of her books in print.

Jances pursuit of her life-long dream of becoming a writer was one filled with a myriad of stumbling blocks. As a college student, she was discouraged from writing and told that women ought to be teachers or nurses, and not novelists. Her first husband, a chronic alcoholic, followed suit and told her that, despite never having anything published, he would be the only writer in the family. After thirteen years of marriage, Jance finally left her first husband to save herself and her children, and escaped to Seattle. With the death of her ex-husband a year and a half later, Jance became the sole provider for her two children and struggled to make ends meet with a full-time job selling life insurance. In 1982 her desire to write became too strong to ignore, and her first three novels were written between the hours of 4 a.m. and 7 a.m., at which time she would wake up her children for school. At the time people told her she was crazy, saying that to start writing at age 39 and to go on to a successful writing career was highly unlikely. Luckily, she ignored all the naysayers.

In 1985, she published the first of sixteen novels featuring Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont entitled Until Proven Guilty. In addition, she has authored ten books starring feisty Southwestern Sheriff Joanna Brady, as well as Partner in Crime in which Joanna teams with J.P. Beaumont to solve their first mystery together. She also has authored three novels of suspense featuring the Walker family: Hour of the Hunter, Kiss of the Bees and Day of the Dead. In 2000, Jance was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Arizona.

In her latest series, Jance introduces Ali Reynolds, a 45-year-old television anchorwoman whos just been fired for being too old in Edge of Evil. Shes mad as hell and, at the suggestion of her college senior son, starts a blog called cutlooseblog.com. She leaves LA for her hometown of Sedona, Arizona and before she knows it theres a murderer in her sights. The first Ali Reynolds hardcover, Web of Evil was recently published and already a best-seller.

Jance is an avid crusader for many causes including the American Cancer Society, Gildas Club, the Humane Society, the YWCA and the Girl Scouts. A lover of animals, Jance has two dogs, Aggie and Daphne, named for Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier.

Born in South Dakota and raised in the small Arizona mining town of Bisbee, Jance spent several years teaching and living on the Tohono OOdham reservation west of Tucson, Arizona, which would later serve as the setting for her three suspense novels. It was also on the reservation that Jances life changed forever when she and her husband became the targets of a serial killer. Living in seclusion, seven miles from their nearest neighbor, they were unknowingly the killers next victims. A police investigation led to the apprehension of the killer just before he struck.

Jance splits her time between Seattle, Washington and Tucson, Arizona with her husband of twenty years.

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    Booking fees for J.A. Jance, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire J.A. Jance, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for J.A. Jance?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like J.A. Jance for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book J.A. Jance for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent J.A. Jance or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for J.A. Jance or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

J.A. Jance is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book J.A. Jance for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. J.A. Jance generally travels from Tucson, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Meg Wolitzer, Lois Lowry, Amy Waldman, Joyce Maynard and Dennis Lehane. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling J.A. Jance for an upcoming event.

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