Jane A Sherwin was born in Stoke on Trent, England in 1971. She began to work in the family business, a carpet and bed retail outlet, when she was nineteen years old and soon became a successful business woman within her own right. In 2009 she gave up work due to the pressures and difficulties associated with raising her six year old daughter, Mollie, who had recently been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Mollie's presentation was extremely complex and challenging often leading to violent meltdowns and school refusal. She was later diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome, at the age of seven, by Phil Christie at the Elizabeth Newson Centre. Astonished at the complete lack of support, awareness or understanding of this condition from many professionals Jane began writing her blog in 2013 to try to help other parents and to spread awareness. The success of her blog and the feedback that she received from many parents expressing their gratitude and how much her blog posts had helped them to better understand their own child was the catalyst for her writing her first book 'Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome - My Daughter is Not Naughty'.