Jan Bowman is winner of the Roanoke Review Fiction Award. Her stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Best American Short Stories, a Pen/O’Henry award. Her fiction has appeared in Evening Street Review, Uncertain Promise: An Anthology of Short Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, Roanoke Review, The Broadkill Review, Third Wednesday, Minimus, Buffalo Spree (97), Folio, The Potomac Review, Musings, and others. Jan’s stories have been finalists or short- listed for the Gival Press Story Award, Broad River Review RASH Award for Fiction, The Phoebe Fiction Contest and So-to-Speak fiction contest. Glimmer Train named a story as Honorable Mention for Short Story Awards for New Writers. She is working on a new story collection, working title, Life Boat Drills for Women. She has nonfiction publications in Atticus Review, Trajectory, and Pen-in-Hand. She writes a regular blog on her website on the writing life and interviews writers and publishers.
– Photo by Elaine Raksis – August 2015.
Learn more at: www.janbowmanwriter.com
Jan Bowman is seen here at the Outer Banks (Corolla, NC) and sometimes she can be found reading and writing at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Both are favorite places to kick back, relax and write.
She likes looking out at the ocean as she reflects and journals about writing projects.
Jan devotes her writing efforts to developing a number of fiction ideas; she spends her week day afternoons working on her passion, writing fiction (short stories), as well as nonfiction essays and conducting interviews and writing reflections on her website. She teaches a two-hour Tuesday morning journal & memoir class to adults at Historic Oakland Manor.
Most recently, Jan was at Tinker Mountain Writers Conference at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA at Sarah Bowlin’s workshop on Character Development (Fiction) June 2015. And the Bay-to-Ocean Conference in March 2016.