Jane English grew up in a small town
in New England, did undergraduate work at Mount Holyoke College,
and began photographing while
completing a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Wisconsin.
She then decided not to continue with a science career but to
do photography. Her black and white photographs of nature illustrate
six books, including a best-selling translation of the Chinese
classic Tao Te Ching, published in 1972 by Random House. Her
other interests include gardening, skiing, amateur radio and
hot air ballooning She founded Earth Heart in 1985. After living
in Mount Shasta, California for 15 years, Jane moved back to
her native New England in 2002. Most of Jane's recent books and
calendars have been published by Amber Lotus, giving her time
to focus on creative work rather than on business matters.