Janet Oakley is a writer and historian based in Northwest Washington. A former educator at the Skagit County Historical Museum, she grew up listening to her mother’s stories about the Civilian Conservation Corps boys from “New Joisey,” who occupied a rugged side camp up the creek from her uncle’s ranch. Oakley writes social studies and history curricula for schools, national parks and museums. She has published in historical journals, including an upcoming article on the ship Ann Parry for the Sea Chest maritime journal, and wrote the award-winning novel Tree Soldier. When not writing, she makes butter and other folk crafts with students or is involved with reenactments at English Camp on San Juan Island.
Oakley currently lives in Bellingham.
2012-14 Speakers Bureau: Janet Oakley from Humanities Washington on Vimeo.