Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth's passion for wildlife started when she was a toddler - with creepy-crawlies. This evolved into experiments with taxidermy with roadkill smuggled into the house. Her mother wasn't keen: she prefers flowers. Jane left London suburbia to bag a zoology degree in Plymouth before setting off on an overland trip to Nepal. That expedition gave her a new mission: to work towards improving the lot of the poor. After qualifying as a parasitologist (Masters from Oxford University) and as a physician (BM Southampton University) she spent eleven years working on various child survival projects in remote corners of Asia including for USAID. During her time in Nepal she helped set up aid to communities hit by disastrous flooding.
She has loved aquatic activities since her early childhood. Last summer she swam across a Norwegian fjord.
These days she lives in Cambridgeshire with her husband, sons, two dwarf rabbits and a multitude of inert stick insects. She works as a family physician, as well as as a guest lecturer at several universities and for Engineers without Borders. As a balance to clinical work she writes life-affirming prose with exotic themes. Jane already has three travel health guides in print as well as two travel memoirs, about Madagascar and Nepal. She continues to write extensively on travel and health including for British national newspapers (The Independent, The Guardian) and other national and international publications. She has written double-spread health features for Wanderlust travel magazine since issue one. She is now posting the occasional blog on her new author website, which also contains photo gallery see www.wilson-howarth.com.
This year Jane launched her first novel, "Snowfed Waters", which is a fictional sequel of sorts to "A Glimpse of Eternal Snows"; readers will recognise some of the Nepali characters, as well as the scenery; it is available as a kindle and in book form.