Member Profile

Janice Cowan

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Janice Cowan moved from Calgary in 2007 and now lives in Victoria, B.C.

She is the author of five children's mystery books and a non-fiction memoir called A Spy's Wife, which was published by James Lorimer and Company Ltd in October 2006.

Between 1991 and 2002, Janice lived and worked in the former Soviet Union (four years in
Russia followed by six years in Kazakhstan). She was born in England but has
spent most of her life in Canada, working as a writer/journalist in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia.

She has three children-a son living in Calgary, a son in Hamilton, Ontario and a daughter in San Francisco. Janice has also worked as a writer in Australia and Germany besides Russia and Kazakhstan,
She is available for readings.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

A Spy's Wife. Toronto, Ontario: Lorimer, 2006
Black Forest Secret. Nepean, ON: Borealis, 1991.
Mystery on the Miramichi. Nepean, ON: Borealis, 1987.
Secret of Ivy Lea. Nepean, ON: Borealis, 1983.
Mystery of Castle Hotel. Nepean, ON: Borealis, 1981.
Maple Island Mystery. Nepean, ON: Borealis, 1977.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Talk by a real-life spy about her life as a spy in a foreign country and how she came to be a spy. This talk pertains to her latest book A Spy's Wife. Introduce 5 children's books, two of which are about spying. The intrigue, mystery, fun and hard work of the spy game on a level that children and young adults, who enjoy mystery books, detective stories and spy games can relate to and understand.

Genre:
children's, adult
Audience size:
approx 30
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$200.00
Two sessions:
$200.00
Three sessions:
$300.00
Four sessions:
$300.00
One session:
$200
Two sessions:
$200
Three sessions:
$300
Four sessions:
$300
GST:
GST applicable