Welcome to Jan Markley’s Website

Hi! Welcome to my website. I’m a Canadian author, writer, and presenter living in Calgary, Alberta. Dead Frog on the Porch is my debut novel for young readers (Gumboot Books 2009), and the first in the Megabyte Mystery series. Dead Bird through the Cat Door (Gumboot Books 2010) is the second in the series. I am available for school visits, readings and presentations throughout the school year. I also write creative non-fiction and hold a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology.

This website features my debut novel, upcoming books, and other writing.

The website will also feature my blog: Three dead moths in my mailbox … from finished manuscript to book publishing contract. It will highlight what I found to be the three keys to getting published: rewriting, persistence, and stalking. The reader will take away practical tips for dealing with frustration, and the understanding that a manuscript is never finished until it is between two covers. The blog will also explore how writing and life are explicably connected.

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