Janis Harper will launch her debut novel ‘Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story’ at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library on July 23. (submitted photo)

Janis Harper will launch her debut novel ‘Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story’ at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library on July 23. (submitted photo)

Author holding book launch for debut novel at Nanaimo Harbourfront Library

Janis Harper’s ‘Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story’ launches July 23

A Nanaimo author will host the launch and reading of her new novel, “a metaphysical love story,” this week.

The launch for Janis Harper’s Jonas and the Mountain: A Metaphysical Love Story is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library.

In a release for the reading, Harper said “[It’s] an eastern mystic, a western psychic, and a broken man who falls in love with them both at a holy mountain in India. More than an unusual love story, Jonas and the Mountain is a quest for the deepest truth, an excursion into the nature of reality.”

As a writer, singer-songwriter, actor and former adjunct English professor turned expressive arts therapist, Harper’s writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies, including two creative non-fiction anthologies, Body Breakdowns: Tales of Illness and Recovery and Emails From India: Women Write Home.

Her lifelong passions for creative arts, metaphysics, spirituality, and philosophy come together in Jonas and the Mountain,noted the release.

“Although it’s a novel, it’s also semi-autobiographical, and contains metaphysical teachings as well as expressive arts therapy elements and activities,” said Harper in the release, and added that she considers it to be her truest work.

More information on Harper and her work can be found at www.janisharper.ca.

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