Jane Palmer ( - ) lived in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She earned an A.B. from Princeton University in 1975 and an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1979. She taught at the Council on English Education of Kummoto, Japan from 1980-1981 and served as an Assistant Professor at Lake Erie College (1983-1987) and at Morris College from 1990-1992. In her writings Palmer claimed that one of her objectives was "To live in harmony with the earth in an inspiring and complete way that empowers myself and others."