Jane Pinel is the author of two books, Dolly: Her Story, a memoir/biography of her mother’s life, and The Picnic Basket, a how-to book on entertaining with picnics. The contents of which were gleaned from her experience as a restaurant owner.
She was also the founder and publisher of Wellspring Magazine, a nationwide publication for the professionals who work with children; teachers, psychiatrists, medical specialists and recreational workers, as well as parents.
This magazine was the culmination of her degree in psychology from Cornell University, and her Master of Education degree in counseling from the University of New Hampshire as well as her experience as a teacher in special education and art.
Jane has two grown daughters and three grandchildren. She lives in New Hampshire with her second husband, Bob Lint, where they own and operate an art gallery, The Gallery at Well Sweep.
The Picnic Basket
From Picnics for One, to Occasion Picnics this book leads the reader through a description of Picnics of Love, Spectator Picnics, Backpack Picnics and Theme Picnics, offering suggestions for How to Choose your Guests, Getting Ready, Settings, Equipment, Wines and other Beverages, and wonderful recipes for each type of picnic.
The Picnic Basket is a well written guide to any kind of picnic and the pages are full of unusual suggestions of entertaining, picnic style.
Dolly: Her Story
Dolly’s life spanned the history of the 20th century, from farm life to the walk on the moon. The second child in a family of ten children, the death of her mother and father launched her from a tiny farming village in northern New Brunswick, Canada, to the streets of Boston. She trained to be a nurse, was involved in World War l, the Spanish Flu Epidemic, the financial Crash of 1929, the changing world of women, and World War ll, all while trying to honor her commitment to her dying mother to “please keep my children together.”