About Jan


I am a Canadian author, tinnitus since 1986, audiologist obsessed with tinnitus and how to cope better, self-published indie author. I write non-fiction and fiction books. My main genre of writing now is scary, spooky, funny fiction. I blog about anxiety/depression, book giveaways/discounts, fiction writing, free short stories, poetry and tinnitus world.

Jan’s Book Portfolio

Current Project: Doctor Bell Anthology of Tinnitus Terror Tales

Jan’s Blog

Jan dreamed of being a writer. At the University of British Columbia, she studied English literature, speech sciences, social linguistics. In 1986 at age 21, a car accident gave her upsetting ear noise (tinnitus). She spent more years at UBC becoming an audiologist only to learn that “nothing could be done” and “just learn to live with it”. She became obsessed with tinnitus and how to manage with it. Decades after her tinnitus started, Jan described free self-help tools, coping options and therapy approaches in Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox: Eric Hoffer Award Winner in Non-Fiction Health to honor “freethinking writers and independent books of exceptional merit.”

Jan lives in Canada, in the Pacific Northwest, with her soul mate, lovely children, and entertaining dogs and cats. The anxiety and depression were there before the tinnitus. Later pain and fatigue joined in. Writing is an escape.

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Twitter @janlmayes

Twitter @tinnitustoolbox

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Books & Articles

Mayes, Jan L. (2016).
Napkins: A Short Story, horror e-book available at Kobo and Amazon.

Mayes, Jan L. (2016).
Gossamer: A Poetry Collection, e-book available at Kobo and Amazon.

Mayes, J. L. (2010, 2012).
Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox, Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Mayes, J. L. (Winter 2011).
My 25th Tinnitus Anniversary. Communique Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 14.

Mayes, J. L. (Spring 2011).
Tinnitus Triage. Communique Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 22-23.

Born, D. (2010).
A Q & A Session with J. L. Mayes. Tinnitus Today, American Tinnitus Association, 25; 3, 14-15.

Mayes, J. L. (2010).
Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox, Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

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