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First & Last Name: Janet Kay Jenson
What do you write? Fiction - historical, paranormal, inspirational
What subjects do you write about? Paranormal, spiritual, romance, wilderness adventure, nature, family relationships
Are you represented? If so, by whom? Not currently represented but interested in finding the right agent for me
Have you been published? Yes
If published, please tell us about it. I've recently released my second novel, AMELIA 1868, an historical paranormal novel that has received excellent reviews to date.
AMELIA 1868 is an intriguing journey into a world of the past. Rose, a free-spirited young woman, leaves her fiancee at the altar of their country church in Walnut, Iowa. Driven by forces beyond her control, she flees to the old western ghost town of Virginia City, Montana, where she feels oddly at home...
Drawn to an old cemetery in the mountains, she discovers a weathered tombstone and begins to sob uncontrollably. Only two words are etched upon the stone - AMELIA 1868.
Obsessed with uncovering the identity of this long-forgotten woman, Rose finds herself transported back and forth in time between the life of a hurdy-gurdy dance hall girl struggling to survive in the 1860s and her own sheltered life in 2011.
Her strange and intriguing journey becomes more complicated when a love interest materializes and throws her off balance. Her life becomes a bizarre dance twisting and turning between the past and the present. Can she find a way to move into the future?
"Delicately crafted and finely woven, Janet Kay has created a memorable tapestry threaded with fact and fiction, past and present. Amelia will draw you into her world." Ellen Baumler, historian and author of Spirit Tailings: Ghost Tales from Virginia City, Butte, and Helena.
My debut novel, "Waters of The Dancing Sky," is an inspirational love story/wilderness adventure set on the islands of Rainy Lake, Minnesota. Reviews have been excellent and include the following comments:
"...a true communion of place, character and plot. This is a complete vision, one with reverberating depths and serious surprises." (Laura Kasischke, Author of "The Life Before Her Eyes.")
"...a soul journey that unfolds like a plot in a Hallmark movie." (Frank Zufall, Spooner Advocate)
" A brilliant tale of second chances and building a better, stronger life." (Melissa Levine, Independent Professional Book Reviewers)
"Waters will keep you intrigued, inspired, and hopeful. The way the author intertwines reality with fantasy leaves one to wonder if there aren't such beautiful possibilities out there for all of us." (Beverly Pechin, Reader Views)
What are you working on now?
I'm planning a sequel to my "Waters of the Dancing Sky" novel as repeatedly requested by my readers. Also researching for a paranormal novel to be set on Galveston Island, Texas.
Are you currently shopping a project for publication?Yes, I will be.
What are you currently seeking? An agent to take on my "Amelia 1868" novel, possibly my "Waters of the Dancing Sky" novel as well. I have already tested both via self-publication.
I'm seeking an agent with connections for movie rights. One of the most frequently heard responses from my fans is that these books have great potential for movies.
Tell us abaout some of your favorite books, television shows or movies. I love drama, the classics, inspiratitonal, spiritual and paranormal books. Also enjoy Jodi Picoult, Nora Roberts, William Kent Krueger and many more.
What are your thoughts about publishing? There are advantages to self-publishing which I tried for my first two books in order to test the waters. However, I'd now like to take my work to the next level based on extremely positive responses. I've done extensive marketing and expect to continue doing this whether or not my books are picked up by a traditional publisher.
Can we quote you? Give us your favorite quote or saying. Yes, you can quote me. One of my favorite quotes from my all-time favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, is:"I dwell in possibility..."