Jane Vandenburgh featured on SantaCruzSentinel.com

Excerpt: “When native Californian writer Jane Vandenburgh moved with her family from the Bay Area to Washington, D.C. back in the 1990s, the sense of culture shock was greater than she imagined it would be. “I was really at sea when we moved to Washington,” she said. “I didn’t really get it.” Her family, concerned about her writerly wariness, found a simple solution: They bought her a dog.” For the full article, click...

Jane Vandenburgh guest posts on WritersDigest.com: “How to Craft a Happy Ending”

Excerpt: “It’s only at a story’s end we will get why it needed to begin exactly there, viewing the entire narrative with what is called in the craft “The Inevitability of Retrospect.” We look back and powerfully understand that what felt like the characters making choices and exercising free will was an illusion, that they appear now to act under allegiance to the story, serving only to meet the story’s overarching demands.” For the full post, click here:...

The Wrong Dog Dream Review on Story Circle Book Reviews

Excerpt: “Writing about your family can be a catharsis. When your family includes dogs with sets of personality quirks and problems, you may, like author Jane Vandenburgh, begin to wonder how your own search for self influences your canine companions. Even when we give a relationship our all, bear children together, and trod similar paths, humans grow apart, change perspectives, and develop new needs and wants. For Vandenburgh, leaving behind her beloved children with their father and moving from her home state of California with a new husband creates a mind-boggling set of new parameters. Her dogs both help and hinder her ongoing searches for meaning in her life.” For the full review, click here:...