Publications by Janine Jason
A bildungsroman flavored with romance,
action, & suspense
Dr. Brad Lewis is an egocentric, charismatic physician
who's devoted to his patients but obsessed with achieving scientific success.
When his neglected wife divorces him, he becomes irrational and kidnaps
their young daughter. In Reunions, Brad's drive for academic fame
fights with his desire for revenge but the novel itself addresses a more
significant issue--whether a young child's love can humanize an emotionally
closed man. On Brad's circuitous journey toward emotional maturity, he gets
involved in the theft of federal property, is implicated in a murder, and
unearths the sub rosa origins of the U.S. Bone Marrow Registry. Brad's
faltering steps toward an emotional awakening require him to accept his former
wife's grudging aid, his new lover's unconditional commitment, and his only
daughter's critical illness.
Alexandria the Great & Other, Lesser Beings
An unconventional historical romance novel
In 1908, Josie, the sixteen-year-old
daughter of a Krakow professor, escapes betrothal to a mineralogist by
running off to America
with a superbly handsome stranger. They couldn’t be a poorer intellectual
and political match but their physical attraction is intense. The story
of their initial encounter becomes a family myth of True Love that dominates
three generations of otherwise intelligent, independent women. The novel chronicles
the tension between these women’s professional goals and their emotional
and physical drives. The pivotal character is the brilliant, exquisite
Alexandria Bach, who vows that Love will not ruin her life the way it
destroyed her mother Josie. Alexandria is educated at the best
of schools, becomes the first woman officer in U.S. Naval Intelligence,
and plans a diplomatic career—until a man risks his life to win her love.
How will she resolve her dilemma? If she marries and has children, would
they be the debris of True Love or Its gifts?
Alexandria the Great
is available as an E-book through Smashwords,
Barnes & Noble,
iTunes iBooks, Diesel,
The Baby Boomer Book:
Cartoons about an Aging Generation's Bitter-Sweet
Memories & Lives
Ebook Price: $2.99 USD. Comic book, 1660 words. ISBN:
Other Works by
Dr. Jason coauthored a nonfiction
book entitled Parenting Your Premature
Baby, published in hardback by Henry Holt, Inc. in 1989 and paperback
by Doubleday Dell, Inc. in 1990. It was cited in the Library Journal as one of the best lay
medical books of that year. Parenting Your Premature Baby can be found
on-line and continues to be useful reading for parents of premature infants.
In addition to writing, Janine Jason
is CEO of Jason and Jarvis Associates, L.L.C., a medical and epidemiology
consulting firm she co-founded in 2003, after 23 years as a medical scientist
at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
At CDC, Dr. Jason
supervised a variety of activities, including Hemophilia-AIDS Surveillance
and Epidemiology, evaluation of the National AIDS Information and Education
Program, and the HIV Immunoregulatory Laboratory. She has more
than a hundred peer-reviewed research publications and is an expert in
child health, HIV, immunology, infectious diseases, and public health.
While she was at CDC,
Dr. Jason provided free health care at Emory University, where she was
a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Infectious
Diseases, Immunology, and Epidemiology. Now, in addition to her writing
and consulting, Dr. Jason continues to provide free health care--at the
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
Janine received her
undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and her M.D. degree
from Harvard Medical School. She did a Pediatric Residency at Children’s
Hospital of Los Angeles and Immunology Fellowship at the Hospital
for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario. After two years as a Research Associate
at Yale University she entered the Public Health Service and began her
work at CDC.
Since 2003, she's lived a
bicoastal life, spending half the year fighting weeds in her yard in
South Carolina and half the year fighting the weeds of Oregon and San
Francisco. She is fortunate to have two very independent daughters, a high-powered
husband, and bizarre sheepdog.
Janine travels a good deal for
work and pleasure--and takes her dog along as much as possible.