Jan Lis is south Florida writer and artist. Living in this multicultural area, Jan utilizes these diverse cultural influences in her stories. Jan fills her children’s books with spunky characters and rich imagery, bringing to her stories and illustrations the same vivid quality found in her fine art paintings.
Jan attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, has a degree from Ohio University’s School of Fine Art, and took post-graduate writing at Case-Western Reserve. She established her writing as a journalist contributing articles to publications such as the Miami Herald, and the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and worked as Fine Arts Editor and Columnist for the Florida Arts Gazette.
Jan Lis is an established artist who has exhibited and won awards in many of the country’s top Annual Exhibitions including: The Butler Institute of American Art, the San Diego Watercolor Society, and the Piedmont Biennial at the Mint Museum. She is represented in corporate and private collections including: the State of Florida Art In Public Buildings Program, the Brevard County Florida Art in Public Places Program, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC.
Jan is represented by agent Cyle Young, Hartline Literary Agency, and is member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
2019 Foundation Award, Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference
2018 EA Publisher’s Award, Florida Christian Writer’s Conference
Jan’s books available in print on Amazon:
A TREASURE BOOK OF POEMS FOR YOUNG READERS,
FAITH AND FREEDOM – Stories, Devotions, Poems and Musings. (Contributing writer)
Jan’s e-books available on Amazon:
THE JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM’S STAR
OPERATION S.O.S. (SAVE OUR STABLE)
A CHRISTMAS WITHOUT BELLS
WHERE IS MY SHIRT?