Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner January 10, 2019
Jane Bow displays a copy of her latest novel "Cally's Way" in her living room on March 18, 2014 in Peterborough. CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/EXAMINER
Living here for the last 40 years, undiminished in her creativity, Jane Bow is largely unknown to most Peterborough folks. An accomplished writer, with four novels and three plays over the past 20 years, Jane's modest presence and highly informed conversation are the outcome of a cosmopolitan childhood and youth lived in many countries.
Her parents, Malcolm Bow, originally from Edmonton, and Betty Roberts, a war bride, rose in the diplomatic service to become Canada's ambassadors to Czechoslovakia and then to Cuba during the Cold War.
As a child, Jane, who had been born in Edmonton, lived in these and other countries, went to boarding school as a teenager in England and spent holidays behind the Iron Curtain.
At York University's Glendon College, she met her spouse, Grant Collins, now a retired Peterborough lawyer; married, raised two children and taught at Fleming College and Trent University while writing. Always, she says, she used a fountain pen and unlined paper, "because when ink flows, there can be a convergence of thought and imagination." Continue Reading >Here<
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