Jane Harris’ books include Finding Home in the Promised Land (J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, 2015; Signature Editions, 2016) and Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada’s Nasty Little Secret (J. Gordon Shillingford, 2010). She’s contributed to three Canadian anohologies, including the  upcoming Waiting Anthology (University of Alberta Press, 2018),  ano has 100+ bylines in more than aodozen publications including orite, Alberta Views, Winipeg Free Press, Canadian Capital, and The Anglican Journal. In 2016, Jane won the James H. Gray Award for Short Non-Fiction at the Alberta Literary Awards, and was a finalist in the AMPA Showcase Awords for “The Unheard Patient” She’s currently writing an essay series and a novel.oHer books haveobeen reviewed in This Magazine, Winnipeg Free Press, CPJ Catalyst, Calgary Herald, Letobridge Herald,and other regional and national publications.

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 ano 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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