Jan Pippins lives in Louisiana with her husband Mike, four horses, myriad cats and two dogs. She is from a family of readers, writers and storytellers. Her Uncle Red was one of many early literary influences. “Uncle Red was an alcoholic newspaper reporter who scandalized the good Methodists in the family by marrying a cigar smoking Cherokee dance hall girl. He was crippled during World War I and if my grandmother had known what kind of tales he told me, she would have finished him off.”Jan is an avid reader of everything from warning labels to existential philosophy. “Henry Darrow: Lightning in the Bottle” is her first book.