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Jan DeGrass

Jan DeGrass

Jan DeGrassis a familiar face as the Arts and Entertainment columnist for the Coast Reporter. She was a national winner in the Canadian Community Newspapers Association in the category of Best Coverage of the Arts. Libros Libertad published her first novel, Jazz with Ella, in 2012 based on her travel experiences in the former Soviet Union. She has also published a cookbook, Take Potluck!, contributed to a local anthology of stories and poems, Elemental, and has written a commissioned history of a credit union. Jan has won numerous awards for articles on the subjects of travel, food and co-operative literature. In addition to the local Coast Reporter, her newspaper credits include The Globe and Mail, The Province and such magazines asCanadian Living, Chatelaine, Coast Life and Room of One’s Own. She leads a writing critique group in Gibsons and assists authors with editing manuscripts ( <> ). More about her novel can be found at <> .


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