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About the Book

Award-winning freelance journalist Javacia Harris Bowser is convinced that writing is a superpower. She sees her life as proof of it since writing has helped her navigate marriage, a crisis of faith, and body image issues. It also helped her to beat cancer.

As a Black woman from the South, Javacia has used the written word to explore issues of gender and race as well as religion.

Find Your Way Back is a collection of essays that demonstrate how Javacia has used writing to achieve some of her wildest dreams such as being a public speaker, having her own column, and being her own boss. The book also explores how writing, self-love, and faith helped her overcome her worst nightmare: a cancer diagnosis in 2020.

Javacia’s goal is to show readers how writing can transform their lives as well. The book includes prompts throughout to help readers start their own writing journey.

This book is for the woman who has wanted to write since she was a girl but struggles to find the time or the courage to put her words on paper. Find Your Way Back shows that instead of putting writing on the back burner when life gets turned upside down, we should turn to it to help life make sense again.

Signed paperback copies can be purchased here on the site.

Paperback copies (not signed) are available on Amazon.

The eBook is also available on Amazon.

You can also find the book at these Birmingham-area independent bookstores:

Thank You Books

Little Professor Book Shop

Church Street Coffee & Books

Book News, Reviews & Interviews

Javacia Harris Bowser inspires in newly released book of essays, The Birmingham Times

Hot Off the Shelf: Find Your Way Back by Javacia Harris Bowser, Off the Beaten Shelf

A Chat with Author Javacia Harris Bowser, Reviews & Dunn

Teaching Women How to Use Their Writing Skills to Make an Impact and an Income, Startup Life LIVE Show

6 local authors with page-turning books you don’t want to miss, BhamNow.com

Louisville taught me how to write my way through anything — even breast cancer, Courier Journal

Beyond the Book

Dear Reader,

The book is only the beginning.

My hope is that my essay collection Find Your Way Back will inspire you to write your way through your toughest times and to the life of your dreams. And I want us to do this together!

Join my free Facebook group — the See Jane Write Network — for community, encouragement, and support. Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram @seejavaciawrite.

I have a text community too!

Text HELLO to 205-892-9501 to get started. Text AFFIRM if you’d like to receive weekly affirmations each Monday and PROMPTS if you’d like weekly Writing Prompts each Wednesday.

I look forward to helping you share your story with the world.

Write on,


P.S. — Be sure to check out the Find Your Way Back playlist on Spotify. These are the songs that helped me cope with cancer treatment and have inspired me as I navigate survivorship.