Photo ©2001 Studio One

Jayne Hitchcock was named Lifetime TV's "Champion For Change"

NEW! Some of Jayne's short stories and her book, The Ghosts of Okinawa, are now available for the Kindle through Amazon and for the Nook through Barnes & Noble.

I'm the author of nine books:

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NEW! Jayne's latest book, True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder and Mayhem is now available, also as an ebook. Book her today as a keynote speaker to talk about this exciting new book! "LIKE" the Facebook page for the book at True Crime Online

netcrimescover2sm.jpg - 34183 Bytes NET CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS 2nd EDITION:
Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists
The second edition of the non-fiction book detailing different types of online harassment, spams and scams, complete with case histories, experts, advice on how to protect yourself online, and more. Expanded with two new chapters and loads of updates.
A CyberAge Book from Information Today, Inc.
480 pages
Retail $24.95 ($37.95 Canada)
ISBN 0910965722
Order it today at the Net Crimes web site.
Or through

netcrimescovera.jpg - 20560 BytesNET CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS:
Outmaneuvering The Spammers, Scammers & Stalkers Who Are Targeting You Online
A non-fiction book detailing different types of online harassment, spams and scams, complete with case histories, experts, advice on how to protect yourself online, and more.
A CyberAge Book from Information Today, Inc.
350 pages
Retail $24.95 ($37.95 Canada)
ISBN 0-910965-57-9

GIL THE GECKO - A children's book



Okinawa Hotels and Info for US travelers
Info on Hotels in the US
Southern US hotels
Hotels in Knoxville TN

TORMENT co-written with Clyde "Bones" Rathbone

THE GHOSTS OF OKINAWA (in its fourth printing)


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I'm a member of:
- The OPSEC Professional Society
- National Rifle Association (Life Member)
- Sisters In Crime
- Sisters In Crime New England Chapter
- SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
- NWU (National Writer's Union)
- MWPA (Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance)
- Third Marine Division Association Life Member
- USMCCCA (United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association)
- NECP2 (New England Community Police Partnership)
- CAUCE (Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email)
- NASE (National Association of the Self-Employed)
- President of WHOA (Working to Halt Online Abuse) and WHOA-KTD (Kids/Teen Division)

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    As a noted cyberbullying and cybercrime expert, as well as President of WHOA and WHOA-KTD, I've also been consulted for books, articles and brochures, including:
  • Contributed an article entitled "Cyberstalking" to Legal Environment of Business in the Information Age, published August 22, 2003, McGraw-Hill
  • Contributed a photo and wrote text for the last half of Part Fourteen "America's Leonardo DaVinci" (pages 431 & 432) in Clive Cussler's The Sea Hunters II (audio and hardcover) seahunters.gif - 3755 Bytes
  • BEING A BROAD IN JAPAN by Caroline Pover
  • Pointers for the Pros - Ideas For Sale: How to Write a Smashing Query Letter by Patricia Cronin Marcello, Long Ridge Writers Group, 2001
  • Co-Author, UMUC Course Module for CMST-386, Internet: An Advanced Guide - "How To Protect Yourself on The Net" beginning Summer 2000
  • The Blair Witch Revisited by Arnold T. Blumberg, in the August 1999 issue of EON Magazine online
  • 1999 George Mason University brochure about cyberstalking
  • August 1998 issue of Writer's Digest: "Getting Publications to Pay" by Lori D. Widmer
  • November 1997 Yahoo! Internet Life print magazine and online "Net Stoppers #2: Foil A Harasser" by Charles Pappas
  • ZDNet UK "Stop Web Worries" 2. Foil A Harasser
  • August 1997 issue of Home Office Computing: "Internet - Safety and Security Measures: A to Z of Internet Sleaze" by Charles Pappas

    In addition, I'm a volunteer consultant for several police departments, including
  • Providence, Rhode Island Police Department
  • York, Maine Police Department
  • Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit
  • Kennebunk, Maine Police Department
  • Somerset, Kentucky Police Department
  • Alexandria, Virginia Police Department
  • Maine State Police
  • New Hampshire State Police
  • Wells, Maine Police Department
  • Dover, New Hampshire Police Anti-Stalking Unit
  • U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime
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I've been a teaching assistant at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) for computer-related courses including 'Internet Basics' and 'Advanced Internet' since 1996, teaching the courses 'virtually' since 1999, as well as virtual guest lectures.

I was born in Maine, but grew up in California, where I graduated from Oxnard High School in 1976, the Bi-Centennial year! My late husband and I settled in northern New England in 1998. On June 7, 2008 I married again, a wonderful man named Chris Poulin. We live near the beach in York, Maine where I'm continuing my writing, lecturing and teaching.

I believe the world has lost two true artists
A Da Vinci, a Michelangelo, a Mozart
And I fear that the world will never know it
I'll bet more people could tell you the last five finalists of American Idol
Than could tell you who painted the Sistine Chapel
And that is so sad

In memory of William E. Hitchcock 1928-2006
Mr. Hitchcock built ship models for nearly fifty years. He was a prolific builder, and was best known for his stylized commercial or decorative quality models. His refined, museum quality work is evident in his models and dioramas on exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, Mystic Seaport Museum, South Street Seaport, the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and the Mariners’ Museum, as well as in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the country. His work may also be signed “Arthur Clark,” a pseudonym used to identify his collaborative work with his older son, W. Paul, distinguishing their joint efforts from their individual model work.

and Christopher N. Hitchcock 1966-2006

Christopher N. Hitchcock

Christopher N. Hitchcock, 40, of York, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at his home.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1966, in Huntington, N.Y., the son of William E. and June (Clark) Hitchcock. He was a graduate of York High School.

He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years and had participated in Operation Desert Storm. He had earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged.

He had worked with his father William in the family's model ship building business since 1998. Christopher was a gifted musician who enjoyed playing the bass guitar. He also enjoyed boating, cooking and especially riding his Triumph motorcycle.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jayne A. (Doyle) Hitchcock of York; mother, June C. Hitchcock of Dover, N.H.; brother, William P. Hitchcock of Portsmouth, N.H., and sisters, Sandra M. Coddington and her husband Keith of Germantown, Md., and Debra A. Hitchcock and her husband Stephen Duddleson of Ijamsville, Md. Many nieces and nephews also survive him.

He was predeceased by his father, William E. Hitchcock.

There are no calling hours. Family and friends gathered on Friday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover for a graveside burial service with military honors delivered by the U.S. Marine Corps.

What it's like to be a writer

A lot of people ask if I write a certain amount of time at a certain time of day. They are amazed and shocked when I say, "No." I tried to schedule time for writing once, but felt like I was under pressure to create something wonderful every time. Now I write when the mood hits me. My husband knows that if I suddenly run into my office at home and bang away on the keyboard, he'd better leave me alone. I keep a notebook next to my bed and a small one with me in my purse - for those flashes of inspiration that tend to come at almost any time.

Writing feature articles is different, as I am under a deadline. If I have an assignment, I usually work on my articles first thing in the morning (after two cups of coffee - gotta have that caffeine).

My advice for writers young and old:
Keep everything you write! I still have stories and poems I wrote when I was eight years old. I was also editor of my junior high and high school newspapers and still have those.

Although writing is my "heart," it didn't pay the bills when I was younger, so I got into advertising as a copywriter for over a decade and even owned an ad agency in New Hampshire for three years. When we moved to Okinawa, Japan in 1992, I decided it was time to see if I could do anything with my writing. Well, I did - I ended up publishing four books while there.

The moral is: If you don't try, you'll never know (actually, my Mom said this. She also told me, "All someone can do is say 'no,' so ask." I've found her wisdom to be true too many times. Thanks, mom!).

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Some of my books:

This photo was taken on Okinawa when Jayne A. Hitchcock read her children's book, GIL THE GECKO, to second and third grade students at U.S. military base schools in Okinawa.

THE GHOSTS OF OKINAWA by Jayne A. Hitchcock

Just $6.00, FREE SHIPPING in the USA, signed by the author. If you are outside the USA, please email for postage rates.

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TORMENT by Bones Rathbone with J.A. Hitchcock

Photo at the right: Co-author, Bones Rathbone, at one of our book signings

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Folktales of Okinawa is written in English and Japanese (I wrote the English text), published by the Bank of the Ryukyus International Foundation in 1994, reprinted in 1995 and several reprintings since then. Although it may be available in stores on U.S. military bases in Okinawa and in Japanese bookstores, it is not available elsewhere. Sometimes you can find a copy at an online auction or through used bookstores sites such as Bibliofind.

Terunobu Tamamori, from the Bank of the Ryukyus, getting some of the books ready for shipment

Read one of the folktales from the book -- The Origin of Trees (© 1994 Bank of the Ryukyus International Foundation, Okinawa, Japan)

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This was my first published book, paperback size, with Japanese and English text inside and photos of different sites to visit on Okinawa. I wrote the English text and helped with everything else. This was also published by the Bank of the Ryukyus International Foundation. I have them to thank for getting me started as a published author!

Terunobu Tamamori and J.A. Hitchock (far left) present 100 copies
of the book to the USMC Family Service Center on Camp Lester

Here's an excerpt from OKINAWA TOUR GUIDE - Konpaku no to (page 80 in the SOUTH section)

This cairn-like monument is dedicated to the unknown people who died at Komesu Coast during the Battle of Okinawa and is located at Komesu, 1 kilometer south of Himeyuri no to.

After the war, villagers of Mawashi were relocated to Komesu by the U.S. Forces. What the villagers found was a horrific sight of numerous exposed corpses and skeletons. At that time, no one dared to collect the remains for fear of being considered opponents against the U.S. Forces. However, the chief of the village was unable to remain indifferent and finally received permission to collect the remains on February 23, 1946. The villagers accomplished the construction of a charnel house (building built to place bones in) on February 27 and continued to collect the remains until late May, when the villagers were again moved to another location.

This memorial has a special meaning, as it was erected voluntarily and selflessly by the villagers who still had not recovered from the war themselves.

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