About Jan Porter:
Award-winning author and philosophical muse Jan Porter brings unsung heroes to life in her notable collection of prize-winning books.
A connoisseur of literary fiction with a strong female lead seeks to move and entertain with her humorous and heartfelt novels.
Born in rural Ontario, Canada, contemporary women’s fiction author, Jan grew up in the great outdoors, where she was captivated by the otherworldly allure of indigenous cultures, mysticism and tales of small-town rural and the northern wilderness.
She discovered her destiny to become an author during her teenage years when she came across old copies of Voltaire’s Candide, Margaret Caven’s I Heard The Owl Call My Name and the works of Robert Service. All masterpieces in their own right, the worn covers and tattered pages of these books unearthed a passion for transforming thoughts into words. Handwritten scribbles became typewritten short stories, but it was only after a long career in Human Services that Jan decided to shine the spotlight on her writing and bring her female protagonists to life.
After completing a Metaphysical Minister’s degree, she cocoons in a northern Ontario sanctuary, where she pens books with strong female heroines and self counsel books that had long been in various stages of completion.
With each new release, Jan continues to share the wisdom of unsung heroes and explore the human condition in literature. As a philosophical muse of human nature, quantum physics and the spirit world, Jan’s popular contemporary and literary fiction novels and self-help books are profound, heart-warming moving, inspiring and often humorous must-reads.
2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards Finalist for 'Maddy's Wings'
Two-time winner of the Bookworks Book of the Week Award
Reader’s Favorite Award for ‘Soul Skin, Woman, have you had enough?’ and ‘Angel Guides, love communication’
Literary fiction novels and novellas
NEW RELEASE: Barefoot Alice
Soul Skin, Woman, have you had enough?
Peaceful Warrior Woman
Self counsel books
Angel Guides, love communication
Angel Guides, love communication – workbook journal
Spiritual Biz, passion and fulfillment in a changing global community
Soul Calling, your angel guided life purpose
Sacred Space, body mind soul after sexual abuse
Life After Abuse, a practical healing guide for survivors
What inspires you to write?
I am always fascinated by unsung heroines – everyday strong women who navigate adversity.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Anything Canadian Lit classics
Tell us about your writing process.
I build a storyboard photo gallery of key characters and a journal.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I usually feel as though I am inside a movie.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you enjoy writing, then never give up!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
First published with Moose Hide Books, who was and continues to be a phenomenal editor and mentor.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that many book buyers will swing back to paperbacks away from digital.
What genres do you write?: literary fiction, contemporary women, non-fiction, personal growth
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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