Jane Simon Ammeson is a freelance writer who specializes in travel, food and personalities. She writes frequently for The Times of Northwest Indiana where she writes about food, travel, real estate, features and about books in the weekly Shelf Life column. She also is a contributor to Kentucky Living, Edible Michiana, Lakeland Boating, Experience Michigan, Long Weekends, Indianapolis Monthly , Travel Indiana, and Cleveland Magazine. She’s the food columnist for the Herald Palladium, has authored 16 books including the recently released Athenaeum. Her Lincoln Road Trip: The Back Roads Guide to America’s Favorite President won the bronze in the Lowell Thomas Journalism Competition for Best Travel Book. Her other books include, How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem in the Gilded Age, A Jazz Age Murder in Northwest Indiana, Hauntings of the Underground Railroad, Murders That Made the Headlines and Brown County, Indiana. She also writes the Touchscreen Travel app Indiana’s Best. She has two books coming out this fall–America’s Femme Fatale: The Story of Serial Killer Belle Gunness and Classic Restaurants of Northwest Indiana.
A member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), International Food & Wine Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and Midwest Travel Journalist Association, Jane’s base camp is Stevensville, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan. Follow Jane @#janeammeson; https://harborgirlwrites.tumblr.com; @HPAmmeson; instagram.com/janeammeson; janeammeson.blog; shelflife.blog and @janesimonammeson.