Janis Owens

From Project Mailer

Janis Owens is a novelist, memoirist, folklorist and premier storyteller. She is a native of West Florida, born in Marianna. She attended the University of Florida, majoring in English and securing a place in Harry Crews’ fabled Creative Writing Workshop. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Southern history, and is the award-winning author of three novels: My Brother Michael, winner of the Chautauqua South Fiction Award for Best Novel, Myra Sims, and The Schooling of Claybird Catts. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Writer’s Digest, the Washington Post and many other publications. Author Pat Conroy has called her,“one of the finest novelists of our time.”