Janet Elaine Smith

Best-selling/award-winning author

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Janet Elaine Smith
Janet was a well-known magazine writer for over 20 years, but her real love was writing fiction. After as many years, during which she knocked on publishing door after door, the first novel she had written, Dunnottar, was finally published, and in less than a month it was the No. 1 best-selling Scottish book on Amazon.com.

But that was just the beginning. That was in June, 2000. Now she has 13 novels published. She writes in many different genres, because as she explains it, "I love to read all different kinds of books, so it is just natural to write them, too."

In a Janet Elaine Smith novel you can travel to Scotland of yesteryear, a logging camp of bygone days--and today, or join the craziest cowboy you've ever seen on the Pampas in Argentina. You can imagine yourself as a top model in the fashion world, or pretend that you are a golf pro who has been sent back in time to keep Mary, Queen of Scots, from losing her head, quite literally.

There is one thing you can always be sure of. Every Janet Elaine Smith novel will have a happily-ever-after ending. Janet says there is so much sadness and violence in the world that she doesn't want to add to that.

Janet and her husband, Ivan, were missionaries in Venezuela for 9 years, and for over 30 years they have run a charitable organization and HELP phone line, helping thousands of families from all walks of life. Would she give up her "day job" to write full time? She says "No. My daily life is great fodder for books! At the rate I'm going, I figure I will have to live until I am at least 124 to get all the ideas written that are floating around in my head."

And after that? She says, grinning, "Ask me then."

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Other Books by Author:

  • Dunnottar
  • Par for the Course
  • House Call to the Past
  • And We'll Call Her General Leigh
  • Monday Knight
  • Dakota Printer
  • My Dear Phebe
  • A Lumberjack Christmas
  • A Christmas Dream

For lots more information, please visit Janet Elaine Smith at www.janetelainesmith.com.