Jane Covernton has thirty-six years of experience as a writer. She was a journalist in her early years and worked at the CBC, the National Film Board, and BCTV (now Global). She was a reporter, assignment editor, and lineup editor.
After she quit news to write books and raise her family, she wrote three novels, a book of poetry, and a book about medicinal herbs. She was on the cutting edge of self-publishing when she started in 1998 and published her books under her own imprint, Calendula Farms. Her work has appeared in Canadian literary journals. She received a Canada Council grant to write one of the novels, and a National Magazine Award for an article for Saturday Night magazine about her son’s adoption in Peru.
More recently, she’s edited several books and published a book by a young man with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She is skilled at helping people say what they want to say in clear and direct language.
She lives near the Salish Sea in a small community on the west coast of Canada.