Jana's new novel, The Last Cowgirl, is set in the harsh and beautiful landscape of the West desert of Utah. Recently returned to Salt Lake from Tucson Jana has also written a memoir, Riding in the Shadows of Saints out in paperback.
In a setting as harsh as the future she has laid out for herself, Dickie Sinfield must come to terms with her family, her past, and the choices she has made when her brother is killed from nerve gas poisoning out in the West desert of Utah. The great basin that stretches from the Wasatch to the Sierra Nevada Mountains offers little room for error and the people who work the land know it better that anyone. And try as she might to stay away, ultimately it's the land that offers Dickie a second chance at happiness.