A native of New York City, Jane S. Gabin earned her earned her BA at Queens College of the City University of New York and her PhD in English from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An independent scholar, she has participated in numerous academic conferences and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad, spending considerable time in England and France.
Professionally, Jane is an experienced teacher and educational counselor. Her extensive teaching ranges from high school to college to lifelong learning. Most recently, she has taught at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University. She has also worked for many years in university admissions and in college counseling, and is a member of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, the Victorian Society of New York, and the Alliance Française.
She has published three academic books with university presses, two on 19th century expatriate American women and one on the musical career of Southern poet Sidney Lanier. The Paris Photo is her first novel.