Jane Hodges cut her journalistic teeth writing about business for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Advertising Age, Small Business Computing, and, for a brief beautiful time in the 1990s, all of the "dot-com" publications--Business 2.0, The Industry Standard, Inside.com, and so forth. After a decade in New York, she moved to Seattle in 2002, searching for rain, coffee, life balance, and real estate, culminating in her publishing the book Rent Vs. Own (Chronicle Books, 2012) about the rethink of homeownership. When she's not penning reported work or corporate copy, she writes creatively. Her essays have appeared in Seal Press anthologies and alt-weeklies and her short fiction has appeared in The Brooklyn Review. She is the founder of a new artists residency, Mineral School, near Mt. Rainier.