From a press release:
Jane Alexander discusses “The View from Tom’s Stand” at Blue Ridge Books, June 21
Jane Alexander discusses The View from Tom’s Stand Saturday, June 21 3:00 pm
Born a city girl, Jane Alexander tells her story of being tugged from a vibrant metropolitan life to a primitive woods camp in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. There she spent six weeks every summer with her husband Tom and their two small children building an old-timey log cabin with proper dovetail joints, mud chinking and hand-built stairs.
With no roof over her head, Jane eventually got into the rhythm of rustic living and the wilderness became part of her soul.
Jane includes tales by friends and family members to recreate the authenticity and beauty of Tom’s Stand and the mountains that surround the old log home.
Jane Alexander, an experienced journalist and editor, grew up in Utica and Cold Spring Harbor, New York and graduated from Smith College. After several years at Life, where she and Tom met, she joined the staff of Time-Life Books and was editor of the Nature Science Annual for eight years. Later she joined the staff of Science 80 magazine as a senior editor. Retiring in the late 1980s she and her husband Tom, also an experienced journalist, moved back to Tom’s childhood home, the Cataloochee Ranch, to a log house they hewed from timber on the property.