Dr. Jane Beal is a poet and professional writer. She is the author of several poetry collections, including SANCTUARY, MADE IN THE IMAGE, MAGICAL POEMS FOR GIRLS, MAGICAL POEMS (ILLUSTRATED), TIDEPOOLS, LOVE SONG, BUTTERFLIES, EPIPHANY, A PURE HEART, SUNFLOWER SONGS, THE ROOTS OF APPLES, RISING, TRANSFIGURATION, and UNCAGED as well as her Birdwatcher Trilogies, THE BIRDWATCHER'S DIARY ENTRIES, WILD BIRDSONG, and JAZZ BIRDING and SPIRITUAL AVIARY FOR THE YEAR, Vol. 1, 2, and 3. Her fiction includes the book EIGHT STORIES FROM UNDISCOVERED COUNTRIES. She is the creator of three recording projects, "Songs from the Secret Life," "Love-Song," and, with her brother Andrew Beal, "Jazz Birding." She has taught at Wheaton College, Colorado Christian University and UC Davis; she has also served as a midwife in the U.S. and internationally. She currently teaches at the University of La Verne in Southern California. To learn more, please visit sanctuarypoet.net.