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NOTICE BOARD: SEPTEMBER RELEASE UPDATE

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Finding Home cover_HRSEPTEMBER RELEASE UPDATE: Finding Home in the Promised Land: A Personal History of Homelessness and Social Exile is the fruit of Jane Harris’s journey through the wilderness of social exile after a violent crime left her injured and tumbling down the social ladder toward homelessness –for the second time in her life—in 2013. Her Scottish great-great grandmother Barbara`s portrait opens the door into pre-Confederation Canada. Her own story lights our journey through 21st Century Canada.

She asks why Canadians fell into accepting diminished dreams, and ignoring the obvious—that trauma and poverty are inextricably linked, and it is social exiles who fall through the cracks. She asks why Canada, a nation of exiles driven to create their own Promised Land came to accept first poor houses; then soup kitchens, food banks, shelters, and silent suffering class of working poor? Why did charity, another word for love, become cold bureaucracy? She uncovers that sad truth, that the taxes and charitable gifts the prosperous among us pay as tolls to avoid looking at the poor, fix nothing. Instead, they fund a poverty industry that keeps the dispossessed in an exile thornier than any back bush squatter’s camp. But she also uncovers a path out of the bureaucratic wilderness that could eliminate social exile in Canada.

Jane Harris turns complex research into engaging scenes and easily understood messages.Finding Home in the Promised Land 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 the Winnipeg Free Press, Canadian Capital, The National Post, Alberta Views, Alberta Venture, Lethbridge Herald, and The Anglican Planet.
She is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.Finding Home cover_HR

NOTICE BOARD

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Update: Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and exile (J.Gordon Shillingford Publishing) will be in bookstores by September 2015.

Jane’s third book, Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile in Canada, will be published by J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing in 2015. Updates to come.

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March 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

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My Author Website

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My third book Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile in Canada (J. Gordon Shillingford)  will hit the bookstores in a few months. In celebration, I’ve created an author website: Jane Harris, author. (https://janeharrisbooks.wordpress.com)

Pay Day Loans not the only choice for Marginalized Canadians

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I’ve wanted to tackle this topic in my column for a while. Many marginalized Canadians think the banks won’t help them, but that isn’t always the case.

Memorable Characters Workshop Registration Open

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Everyday editing was a blast! Memorable Characters at CASA Lethbridge February 21, 2015 will be even more fun. Registrations are open. http://www.casalethbridge.ca/classes-registration/603

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February 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm

New Book for 2015

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My third book, Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile in Canada will be published by J. Gordon Shillingford (jgshillingford.com) in 2015.  More news and a brand new look to this blog to follow!

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January 24, 2015 at 9:23 pm

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EUGENICS AND THE FIREWALL AVAILABLE DIRECTLY FROM J. GORDON SHILLINGFORD PUBLISHING WEBSITE

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J Gordon Shillingford Publishing has an updated website. LOVE IT! This means you can now purchase Eugenics and the Firewall directly from the publisher.

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January 17, 2014 at 12:49 am

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