What is your latest release and what genre is it? Cally’s Way, an historical self-discovery novel.
Quick description: Set in Crete, Cally’s Way interweaves the 2002 story of Cally, a 25-year old business graduate, with the World War II story of Callisto, her grandmother, who was a runner in the Cretan Resistance.
Cally’s mother was born on Crete but has always refused to talk about it. Now she has died, leaving one instruction: that before she starts her first job, Cally should visit her mother’s homeland. On Crete’s south coast she meets Oliver, a reticent, very attractive U.S. Army deserter, and a night of love awakens feelings Cally has never known. Then, waiting for her plane in Athens airport, she learns from a television report that the company she is about to work for is killing people with water pollution. These two events demolish Cally’s fragile equilibrium, setting her on a new, uncharted path, back in Crete, that strips her of ambition, illusions, of even her clothes before leading to deep love, a horrific family discovery, and a future she never would have imagined.
Jane Bow grew up in Canada, the United States, Spain, England, Czechoslovakia and Cuba. The daughter of Canadian diplomats, she cut her educational teeth at the Lycee Francais de Madrid and England’s Roedean School, both dark, Dickensian institutions. Spending formative years in Spain and behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War has given Jane the sensibilities found in her fiction. Canadian university degrees in history, literature and journalism, and a lifetime of exploring human nature and the world’s cultures have added perspectives Jane uses, along with her love of the English language, to weave her stories. Her first novel, Dead And Living, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award, and selected for a Carleton University course in 2002. The Oak Island Affair, her second novel and a 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist, has just been re-published by Iguana Books. Jane has also published short fiction and non-fiction. She lives on the edge of a forest in Peterborough, Ontario, and spends time each year in Crete, where Cally’s Way is set.
Links to buy Jane’s book:
Cally’s Way is available in print and as an ebook at all online retailers.
Amazon – eBook and paperback
Chapters/Indigo – paperback
Kobo – eBook
Barnes & Noble – paperback
What are you working on now?
This Little Wild Bouquet is an historical love story/thriller set in Cold War Prague
Jane’s reading recommendation:
Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior
A.S. Byatt, The Children’s Book
Donna Tart, The Goldfinch