COVERNTON, Jane




Author Tags: Fiction

Jane Covernton has lived in B.C. all her life except for brief sojourns in Quebec, Halifax, Toronto, and Jamaica. She is a former journalist who has devoted herself to writing since 1978. She has published stories and essays in literary magazines including Event and Capilano Review. She won a National Magazine Award for the story of her family's adoption in Saturday Night. She also has a serious hobby of growing herbs and making herbal medicine.

DATE OF BIRTH: February 5, 1949

PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: August 1949

AWARDS: National Magazine Award,1990, for "Bring Reynaldo Home" published in Saturday Night September 1989

BOOKS:

Cutlass Time (novel) Calendula Farms, 2008
a body of poems Calendula Farms, 2007
Raindrops and Smoke (novel) Calendula Farms, 1998

[BCBW 2008] "Fiction"


Raindrops and Smoke (Self-published, $25)
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Jane Covernton is a herbalist and former TV reporter whose ruminative fiction is chiefly concerned with modern spirituality and consciousness. Her first novel Raindrops and Smoke (Self-published, $25) is about a United Church minister named Robin who is married to a Buddhist husband. As Robin re-examines her turbulent Sixties background, we meet Leona, who ran away from the National Ballet School with a drug dealer and ended up pregnant and busted in South America, and the ministerís mother Marjory, who went to San Francisco in 1966 to look for her wayward daughter. 0-9682477-0-9

[BCBW AUTUMN 1999]