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 a weekly column. She also is a contributor to Kentucky Living, Edible Michiana, Lakeland Boating, Experience Michigan, Long Weekends, Indianapolis Monthly , Travel Indiana, and . She’s the food columnist for the Herald Palladium, has authored 16 books including the recently released Classic Restaurants of Northwest Indiana and America’s Femme Fatale: The Story of Serial Killer Belle Gunness. Her travel book, Little Ohio about charming towns throughout the state with populations of less than 25,000, will be released by Indiana University Press next year.
Jane’s book, 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.
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.com; shelflife.blog and @janesimonammeson.