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web photo of meJane Harris turns complex research into engaging scenes and easily understood messages. Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile is her second book to be published by J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing. The first, Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada’s Nasty Little Secret was published in 2010. Jane has also contributed to two Canadian anthologies. Her articles about business, personal finance, history, faith, politics and social issues have appeared in more than a dozen publications including Write, Alberta Views,The Anglican Journal, Winnipeg Free Press, Canadian Capital, Alberta Venture, Lethbridge Herald, and The Anglican Planet. She is the winner of an 2016 Alberta Literary Award, the 2016 James H. Grey Award for Non-Fiction. She was also a finalist in the 2016 Alberta Magazine Publishers’ Association Showcase Awards for her article “The Unheard Patient.”


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Jane Harris (Harris-Zsovan) is a Canadian author, journalist, and writing instructor. As a writer, she moves easily between literary, popular, academic and public relations writing. Her published books, columns, and articles distil complex research into engaging scenes and easily understood messages. As a writing coach and workshop presenter, she is an effective and empathetic communicator with people of varying ages and lifestyles.

Jane’s latest creative non-fiction, Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile in Canada, was released in October 2015 by J. Gordon Shilllingford Publishing.

Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada’s Nasty Little Secret (J.Gordon Shillingford Publishing Inc. 2010), was her first book by a literary publisher. (http://www.jgshillingford.com/shop-books/eugenics-and-the-firewall/)

She has also contributed to two Canadian anthologies: “Jessie’s Generation: Canada’s Firebrands of Mercy and Justice” in Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stir the Heart and Warm the Soul (That’s Life! Communications 2008), and “Wen-Dizing the West” in Taking Care of Business (HB Fenn, 1997).

She self-published her first book, Stars Appearing: The Galts’ Vision of Canada (Volumes), in 2006.

She  writes for national and regional periodicals about business, history, faith, politics and social issues. She is a member of the Writers’ Union of CanadaWriters’ Guild of Alberta and a professional member of the Canadian Authors’ Association. 

She is available for speaking engagements and teaches writing workshops as an artist partner at CASA Lethbridge. Previously, she taught continuing education courses in writing and publishing at Lethbridge College.

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