Jan Underwood has lived in five countries and all the time zones in the U.S. (except Hawaii)
she speaks fluent Spanish, decent French, passable Italian and execrable German
at one time in her life, she could sit on her hair
she learned to juggle using balled-up socks
she is not at all afraid of heights or spiders, but she is somewhat afraid of authority figures
ABOUT JAN UNDERWOOD
Jan Underwood lives in Portland, Oregon, which, with its endless rains and offbeat culture, has inspired the magic realist cities in her books. She has taught for more than 20 years at Portland Community College.
In addition to fiction, Underwood writes essays, poetry and daily haikus. Follow her blog at funnylittleessays.blogspot.com and her haikus on Twitter at writerunderwood.