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Jana María Giles, American writer, editor. Named Outstanding Scholar, New Mexico Teachers' Association, 1984; creative writing fellow department English University New Mexico, 1992-1993.


Giles, Jana María was born on November 2, 1966 in Aberdeen, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Garred Allen Giles and Francisca Hernández.


Bachelor, St. John's College, 1988. Master of Arts, University New Mexico, 1994.


Assistant editor, CZM Associations, Annapolis, Maryland., 1989;publications assistant, International Management and Development Institute, Washington, 1989-1990;copy editor, Albuquerque Journal, 1990-1991;teaching assistant English Department, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1992-1995;associate producer, Writing the Southwest, Albuquerque, 1993-1994;associate editor, Colonial L.Am. History Review, Albuquerque, 1995-1998;client services, ProLaw Software, Albuquerque, since 1998. Fiction judge Conceptions Southwest, Albuquerque, 1993.

Mentor Australian Psychological Society Gifted Mentorship, Albuquerque, 1995-1996.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor short stories, academy articles and book reviews to professional publications. Member editorial board Hembra, 1992-1993. Co-editor The Women's Anthology of St. John's College, 1988-1990.


Volunteer Celebrate Youth!, Albuquerque, since 1990, KUNM-FM Public Radio, Albuquerque, 1990-1991, Unemployment and Poverty Action Fund, Washington, 1989-1990. Essay judge Academy Decathlon, Albuquerque, 1993. Member fiction writer's retreat Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, 1997.

Member Modern Language Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, hiking, film, theater, traveling.


Garred Allen Giles

Francisca Hernández