Jane Smith ’97 – Hermosa Beach, CA

BHS Alumna (1997) Author-Illustrator Jane Smith has signed a six-picture book deal with publisher Albert Whitman. Chloe Zoe, a precocious school-aged elephant, stars in the new series. Her close-knit family and group of animal friends join in her adventures. The first book, titled “It’s Valentine’s Day, Chloe Zoe!,” will be available in January 2016 and the second book, titled “It’s Easter, Chloe Zoe!,” will be available in February 2016. Two additional titles will follow in summer 2016 as well as two more in fall 2016. (January 2016)