The Queen Has Arrived!

  It’s the official release day for The Queen of Bad Decisions! Want to see what others are saying about the book? Check out the reviews at: Amazon Goodreads Peeking Between The Pages blog My Guest Post and Giveaway at Peeking Between The Pages Diary of an Eccentric blog […]

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The Bartonville Series Is Like A Tree

The second book in the Bartonville series, “The Queen of Bad Decisions“, is releasing in less than a week. I have had a few questions about things like: Why is the book so short? and Why is book two a prequel to book one? So I thought I would explain my plans for the series […]

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Want To Help Launch My Book? Request A Free ARC To Review

Daisy’s life is sliding downhill at breakneck speed. Leaving her worthless boyfriend lands her back at her parents’ home, sleeping on the couch. After only a few days she is tired and annoyed. Her parents give new meaning to the term “early riser” and she can’t avoid unpleasant encounters with her obnoxious brother. The only […]

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Ready Or Not…It’s Here!

Micah has been homeless for a over year, by choice. Marketing herself as a temporary artist in residence has allowed her to travel to art galleries all over the state of Michigan and beyond. Being an artistic vagabond is interesting and lucrative, but her life is about to change whether she’s ready or not. I […]

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Date Cookie Dough Smoothie

As with everything else in life, my food preferences have changed over time. As a child and into my mid-20’s I couldn’t stand fresh tomato. Cooked tomato in things like spaghetti sauce was fine, but finding a slice of tomato on my hamburger had the potential to ruin my entire meal, depending on how easily […]

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Win “Must Love Sandwiches”

The fabulous blog, 1 Book Lover’s Opinion, is spotlighting me today. Stop by for a chance to win one of two copies of my novella with recipes, Must Love Sandwiches. Hurry, deadline is October 7! Enter here: http://www.1bookloversopinion.com/2013/10/author-spotlight-and-giveaway-janel.html?spref=tw […]

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#FridayFlash: Potluck

The kitchen counter looked like it belonged on the set of a cooking show. A collection of white bowls contained diced vegetables, rice and shredded chicken. Unopened bottles of spices were lined up next to the stove. A pile of dark green cilantro leaves sat on a wooden cutting board. It all looked out of […]

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Road to the Colony Excerpt (It’s All In The Voice Blog Hop)

I am participating in the It’s All In The Voice Blog Hop & Contest hosted by Between the Sheets. Here are some of the details: A blog hop for feedback on your opening 250 words, and then a contest! Post your opening 250 words to your blogs, hop around and give feedback to others, spiff […]

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Mexicali Chicken & Rice

I hate handling raw chicken. The ever-present threat of salmonella turns me into a raging germophobe whenever I have to deal with any kind of poultry. I spray everything in my kitchen that was in the vicinity of the chicken with disinfectant spray and then wipe it off with antibacterial cleaning wipes. It takes awhile […]

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What Ingredient Would You Add? (With Excerpt)

Would you like to help me with my next book? I am developing recipes for the second book in the Bartonville series, “Road to the Colony”. In one of the novelettes (the book has three), I mention a vegetable soup and I would like to include the recipe for it. I’ve listed within the story […]

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