In addition to her communications advisory work, Jana also writes and edits fiction. Her short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies, including Summoned to Destiny, Women of War, Children of Magic, and Ages of Wonder. She also co-edited, with Julie E. Czerneda, the anthology Under Cover of Darkness (DAW Books) – which won the 2008 Prix-Aurora Award for Best Work in English Other.
After spending most of a decade building her independent business, Jana is now carving out time to write fiction again. Her newest short story, Mercy for the Lost, can be found in the 2021 ZNB anthology, Derelict (edited by Joshua Palmatier and David B. Coe).