About Jan

     Award-winning author and philosophical muse Jan Porter brings indigenous cultures, spiritual phenomena and unsung heroes to life in her notable collection of prize winning books.

     A connoisseur of literary fiction with a strong female lead and universal self-help books, Jan not only seeks to move and entertain with her humorous and heartfelt novels, but also to advise her worldwide audience as they look to her for counsel on angels, spiritual fulfillment and life after abuse.

     Born in rural Ontario, Canada, contemporary women’s fiction author and self-help guru Jan grew up in the great outdoors, where she was captivated by the otherworldly allure of indigenous cultures, mysticism and tales of northern wilderness.

     She discovered her destiny to become an author during her teenage years when she came across old copies of Voltaire’s Candide, Margaret Caven’s I Heard The Owl Call My Name and the works of William Shakespeare.

     All masterpieces in their own right, the worn covers and tattered pages of these books, plays and novellas unearthed a passion for writing, and inspired Jan to transform her thoughts into words.

     Handwritten scribbles became typewritten short stories, articles and poetry, but it was only after a long career in Human Services that Jan decided to shine the spotlight on her writing and bring her female protagonists to life.

After completing a Spiritualist / Metaphysical Minister’s degree, she cocooned herself in a northern Ontario lakeside sanctuary, where she penned books with strong female heroines and self counsel course materials that had long been in various stages of completion. Little did she know that one day her work would win various book awards!

     With each new release, Jan continues to share the wisdom of unsung heroes and explore the human condition in literature. As a philosophical muse of human nature, quantum physics and the spirit world, Jan’s popular fiction novels and self-help books are profound, moving, and inspiring, and often humorous and entertaining to boot.


  • Two-time winner of the Bookworks Book of the Week Award

  • Reader’s Favorite Award for ‘Soul Skin, Woman, have you had enough?’ and ‘Angel Guides, love communication’

Proud member of:

  • The Writer’s Union of Canada

  • The Mohawk College Alumni Association

  • The Bancroft Spiritual Centre

  • Founder of the Soul Works Gifting Foundation (ad hoc)

Published Books (formerly published with Moose Hide Books, Canada):

Literary fiction novels and novellas

  • NEW RELEASE: Maddy’s Wings – brand new fiction book!   

  • Soul Skin, Woman, have you had enough?

  • Peaceful Warrior Woman

  • Izzy's Ghosts – in progress

  • Barefoot Annie – in progress

Self counsel books

  • Angel Guides, love communication

  • Angel Guides, love communication – workbook journal

  • Spiritual Biz, passion and fulfillment in a changing global community

  • Soul Calling, your angel guided life purpose

  • Sacred Space, body mind soul after sexual abuse

  • Life After Abuse, a practical healing guide for survivors

Published Articles

  • Cofounder of Mystical Voices Magazine

  • Mosaic Magazine

  • Owen Sound Sun Times

  • Wiarton Echo News

  • Tobermory Press

  • Medium Online

  • One Thousand Trees Magazine – “Sharing: Our stories, ourselves, our success”

  • Link Magazine


YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/inspiredsoulworks

 a few of Jan's inspiration snap shots

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