J.A. Hamilton's first Brick book, Body Rain, was nominated for the Pat Lowther Award (1992); her first book of fiction, July Nights and Other Stories, was runner-up for the VanCity Book Awards and shortlisted for the B.C. Book Prize (1992). J.A. Hamilton lives in Vancouver.
Since the publication of Steam-Cleaning Love in 1993, J.A. Hamilton went on to write as Jane Eaton Hamilton, publishing the short story book Hunger in 2003 and winning, among other awards, the 2003 CBC Literary Awards. Jane left writing to work in photography for several years, but is now back writing, publishing online at such places as MS blog, Salon, and Numero Cinq. Her website can be found here.