Books in Order
Name: Judith Ann Jance
Born: 27 October, 1944
Place of birth: Watertown, South Dakota, USA
Resides: Bellevue, Washington, USA
First book: Until Proven Guilty
Previous employment: librarian
Fun fact #1: the recipes that appear in Judith’s books are featured on her website so readers can enjoy the stories and the food.
Fun fact #2: Judith’s first ‘book’ was 1200 pages long because she didn’t know how to construct fiction or nonfiction, and it was both. It wasn’t until after a kindly agent gave her guidance that she wrote something publishable.
Awards (not an exhaustive list):
- Dilys Award
JA Jance Book List & Suggested Book Order
JA Jance Interview
Having penned three successful series - the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series and the JP Beaumont series - Judith talks about the punishing writing schedule she had to adopt while a mother in full-time work. She also talks about her approach to keeping her writing fresh.
JA Jance Biography
Judith ‘J. A.’ Jance was born on the 27th of October in 1944, which was a Friday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that makes her a Scorpio, which is one of the Water signs.
Judith was born in Watertown, a small city with a population of around 22,000, in South Dakota, which on a horizontal plane, is a state in the middle of the United States of America and vertically, one state down from the US/Canadian border. From Watertown, Judith’s family moved to Bisbee, Arizona, which is even smaller, having a population of only around 6,000 people. In second grade, Judith read The Wizard of Oz. From that moment, she knew there was nothing she wanted to be but a writer. However, she’d no idea of the obstacles that were to be put in her way to achieving that dream.
She graduated Bisbee High School in 1962 after which she received a scholarship to attend the University of Arizona. With aspirations to be a writer, she hoped to complete a course in creative writing, but that was denied her on the grounds that she had a womb, which as ‘everyone’ of that era knew, made using a complex piece of machinery like a typewriter extremely problematic...
To continue reading, get the full 1000-word biography in JA Jance Books In Order.
If you love JA Jance’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:
- Ali Reynolds books in order
- Ali Reynolds short stories in order
- Joanna Brady series in order
- Joanna Brady short stories in order
- JP Beaumont books in order
- Walker Family books in order
- a complete list of short stories, standalone novels & nonfiction
Why Read the JA Jance Ali Reynolds Series in Order?
While many people may think the occupation of librarian would be a dream job for a writer, it isn't! Unfortunately, a librarian has to work and can't simply sit reading the books all day (I know, I've worked in a library!). Author JA Jance will likely vouch for this too. That said, if Judith hadn't worked in a library, maybe she wouldn't have been exposed to all the literature she has been that has inspired her to write all the series that so many readers love - in particular, the Ali Reynolds series, the Joanna Brady series and most importantly, the JP Beaumont series.
This JA Jance book list not only gives all the JA Jance books in chronological order, but lets you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as the author intended.
So, if ever you've wondered about the JA Jance book order, or wanted to read the Ali Reynolds books in order, or the JP Beaumont books in order, grab your chance!