Jane Rowan is a New England poet and writer. After teaching science for three decades in a private college, she retired to pursue the creative life. Her new memoir is The River of Forgetting: A Memoir of Healing from Sexual Abuse (Booksmyth Press, 2010). She is the author of numerous articles and the self-help booklet Caring for the Child Within—A Manual for Grownups, available through her website http://www.janerowan.com and through Smashwords.
How Jane woke up to recovered memories of childhood abuse, how therapy and creative work led her to heal. “A powerful and sensitive portrayal, full of insight into Jane’s confusion as well as her family’s bewildering dynamics… inspiring, important, shows that healing and joy are possible after childhood abuse.” —Marilyn Van Derbur, author, Miss America By Day