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Jane Candia Coleman Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Jane Candia Coleman has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of higher education and writing

    PHOENIX, AZ, July 26, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Jane Candia Coleman a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Ms. Coleman celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Author, freelance writer, and fiction mentor for the master of fine arts program at Carlow University from 2002-2015, Ms. Coleman has received an outpouring of love and support by her friends, family, and colleagues for her work. First entering the scene as a technical writer for Biophysical Research Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1961, she received an opportunity to become a feature writer for the Pittsburgh Sun only four years later, which later blossomed into even bigger and better career moves. By 1981, Ms. Coleman had become a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. She's since spent time at several other universities in various roles, served as director for the Women's Creative Writing Center at Carlow University, and was the literary critic for WYEP-FM in Pittsburgh. Today, she enjoys the opportunity to continue to write, while also paying it forward to the future writers of our time.

Ms. Coleman has more than 20 books to date: "No Roof But Sky" (a Pulitzer Prize nominee); "Stories from Mesa County"; "Deep in His Heart Jr. is Laughing at Us"; "Shadows in My Hands"; "Discovering Eve"; "The Red Drum"; "Doc Holliday's Woman"; "Moving On" (a Pulitzer Prize nominee); "I, Pearl Hart"; "The O'Keefe Empire"; "Doc Holliday's Gone"; "Mountain Time"; "The Italian Quartet"; "Desperate Acts"; "Wives and Lovers"; "Lost River"; "Matchless"; "Tombstone Travesty"; "Tumbleweed"; "The White Dove" (a Pulitzer Prize nominee); "The Silver Queen"; "Bandit Queen"; "Range Queen"; and, most recently, "Desert Rose". "Desert Rose" is the story of Cat Cameron, and her tumultuous life. Leaving her abusive, cheating husband, and coming home to the Rafter 8 Ranch in response to a plea from her Aunt Lili, she comes to learn that her Uncle Ty has been shot and is fighting for his life. Meanwhile, the would-be killer has disappeared into a maze of mountains. In addition to Ms. Coleman's many books, she has also contributed poetry to various magazines, to include Yankee, Tar River Poetry, and Backcountry.

Since relocating to the western side of the U.S. after spending more than two decades in the Pittsburgh area, Ms. Coleman has won two Spur Awards for short stories from Western Writers of America, where she is an active member and contributor. She also won three Western Heritage Awards granted by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for her contributions to western fiction, a Willa Award for historical fiction from Women Writing the West, an Arizona Arts Commission poetry grant in 1995, a writing grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on the Arts, as well as a Blue Moon Quarterly Fiction Award, the first annual Jane Candia Coleman Fiction Award, granted by Carlow University in 2011, and several others. Additionally, she has been named to more than a dozen Who's Who publications for her work, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women.

She was happily married to historian Glenn G. Boyer until his death in 2013, and has two sons from a previous marriage. She loves horseback riding and gardening. For more information, visit or

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Jane Candia Coleman has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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