From the Author
I'm really excited to be making my two historical novels,originally published first in hardcover and then in paperback by Forge/TorBooks, available as e-books. Thesenovels are dear to my heart in a different way than my contemporary romances. I was fascinated by history from an earlyage. I majored in history at WhitmanCollege, considered going on to graduate school in history but knew I didn'treally want to become a teacher, so I pursued a master's degree in libraryscience instead. I was fortunate when Istarted these books to have access to the superb University of Washingtonlibrary system, where I was able to access obscure material written about theHaida Indians and Hawaiian history as well as every by-way necessary, including19th century steamboats, cedar carving, hula dancing, folktales,language, smallpox, midwifery... Findingfacts in itself becomes seductive!
I spent a year researching and writing each of these books,in which I wove a tapestry of history, murder mystery and romance. If you're like me and love a good dose of historywrapped in suspense and passion, I hope you'll be captivated by Winter of the Raven and The Island Snatchers!
There's nothing I like more than hearing from readers! Look for my Facebook page and my website at JaniceKayJohnson.com.
About the Author
Janice graduated from Whitman College with a B.A. in history and then received a master's degree in library science from the University of Washington. She was a branch librarian for a public library system until she began selling her own writing.
She has written six novels for young adults and one picture book for the read-aloud crowd. ROSAMUND was the outgrowth of all those hours spent reading to her own daughters, and of her passion for growing old roses. Two more of her favorite books were the historical novels: WINTER OF THE RAVEN and THE ISLAND SNATCHERS, written for Tor/Forge and now available in ebook format for the first time. The research was pure indulgence for someone who set out intending to be a historian.
Janice raised her two daughters in a small, rural town north of Seattle, Washington. She spent many years as an active volunteer and board member for Purrfect Pals, a no-kill cat shelter, and foster kittens often enlivened a household that typically includes a few more cats than she wants to admit to.
Janice loves writing books about both love and family -- about the way generations connect and the power our earliest experiences have on us throughout life. Her Superromance novels are frequent finalists for Romance Writers of America RITA awards, and she won the 2008 RITA for Best Contemporary Series Romance for SNOWBOUND.
Visit her website at JaniceKayJohnson.com.