Jane Harris (Harris-Zsovan) is the winner of an 2016 Alberta Literary Award, the 2016 James H. Grey Award for Short Non-Fiction. She was also a finalist in the 2016 Alberta Magazine Publishers’ Association Showcase Awards for her article “The Unheard Patient.”
Jane 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 (Fall 2015) 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 self-published her first book, Stars Appearing: The Galts’ Vision of Canada (Volumes), in 2006. 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).
As a writing coach, public speaker, and workshop presenter, she is an effective and empathetic communicator with people of varying ages and lifestyles.Her website is Jane Harris, author.