Who is J. A. Jance?
Born on October 27, 1944, J. A. Jance is an American author of mystery novels. She writes at least three series of novels, centering on retired Seattle Police Department Detective J. P. Beaumont, Arizona County Sheriff Joanna Brady, and former Los Angeles news anchor turned mystery solver Ali Reynolds. The Beaumont and Brady series intersect in the novel Partner in Crime, which is both the 16th Beaumount mystery and the 10th Brady mystery. They intersect again in Fire and Ice.
In July of 2018, Strand Magazine gave Jance its Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize her contributions to the field of crime fiction.
J. A. Jance Family / Ethnicity / Religion
Jance was born in Watertown, South Dakota, and raised in Bisbee, Arizona to the daughter of Norman and Evelyn Busk. She attended the University of Arizona, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1966, then a master’s in library science in 1970. Before becoming an author, she worked as a school librarian on a Native American reservation, and as a teacher and insurance agent.
J. A. Jance Husband / Spouse / Boyfriend / Children
Jance married Jerry Joseph Teale Jance on January 29, 1967, and got divorced in1980. She married William Alan Schilb on December 21, 1985. She has Jeanne Teale, Josh Mikki from the first marriage and two stepsons, and one stepdaughter from the second marriage.
J. A. Jance Age / Net Worth / 2021
As of 2021, she is 77 years old and has a net worth of around $1 million. For more updates, follow her on Twitter.
- Full Name: Judith Ann (J. A.) Jance
- Nick Names: J. A. Jance
- Birthday: October 27, 1944
- Age in 2021: 77
- Birth Place: Watertown, South Dakota
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- College/University: University of Arizona
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- Profession: Author
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity/Race: White
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- Zodiac: Scorpio
- Net Worth: $1 million
- Height: 5 feet 4 inches
- Weight: 56 kg
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- Body Type: Unkown
- Hair Color: Blondage
- Eye Color: Blue
- Father: Norman
- Mother: Evelyn Busk
- Sister: N/A
- Brother: N/A
- Husband / Boyfriend / Spouse : Jerry Joseph Teale Jance (1967 – 1980), William Alan Schilb ( 1985-)
- Children: Jeanne Teale, Josh Mikki, (second marriage) two stepsons and one stepdaughter