I will be reading at the Author’s Salon at Howard County Central Library on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. I was invited as the featured reader as part of Columbia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. I will read from my story collection, Flight Path & Other Stories and some brief passages from new work. Followed by a Q & A and a book signing. Would love to see you there. Come and bring your friends. Here is a link. http://hclibrary.org/classes-events/author-salon-jan-bowman/
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT – FLIGHT PATH & OTHER STORIES by Jan Bowman
Linda Trice talks about her third and newest picture book in the series for ages 4-8, Kenya’s Art (Charlesbridge Publishing) now available from all booksellers as of TUESDAY JANUARY 12, 2016. And she describes her experiences working with and without an agent.
Now Available Online: CUTBANK’s review by Sarah Katz for my story collection, Flight Path & Other Stories. http://www.cutbankonline.org/cutbank-literary-magazine-2/2015/11/cutbank-reviews-flight-path-other-stories-by-jan-bowman
Laura Shovan is poetry editor for Little Patuxent Review. Her newest book The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, her novel-in-verse for children, debuts in April 2016 (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House).
Tony Deaton’s new book, STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! A Practical Guide to Vocal Technique and Performance was just released and offers down-to-earth tips to anyone involved in vocal performance.
“I survived caregiving,” a reader wrote. “This book helped.” Dale Baker said, “I have received many 5 star reviews on Amazon, but this one sums up my mission. Every caregiver needs a support group. You might think that you don’t, but you do.”
Craft books can help writers grow. Truman Capote said, “Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.”
Entry three in a series – useful craft books. Sometimes when writers face a temporary lag in their productivity, when the flame of inspiration flickers a bit, it helps to read practical books on craft.
Writers and Their Notebooks, essays edited by Diana Raab, “celebrates the notebook as a vital tool in a writer’s personal and literary life.” —and— “In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence.” — Adrienne Rich