Thank you, Leeann, for welcoming me to your blog.
What genres do you write in?
I write in three different genres. My debut novel, Victoria and the Ghost, was a young adult. Up until that time, all my completed manuscripts were for adults.
God woke me up in the middle of the night with my mind popping out devotions until I completed fourteen. This was a first for me. All I wrote was fiction. Over the next four years, God gave me more devotions until I had three hundred and pitched it to Duke Pennell. Those devotions became my only non-fiction book so far. It’s titled Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness.
I read women’s fiction, and the genre warms my heart. I wrote one and submitted it. I was asked for a series and agreed. Book 1 of the Wharton Rock series, Worth Her Weight, released in January, 2015. Book 2, Worth Forgiving released on Sept. 1, 2016.
What are your hobbies besides writing and reading?
Line dancing, swimming, Bible studies, traveling with our RV, and visiting our children and grandchildren
What are you working on now?
I’m writing on Book 3 of the Wharton Rock series. It will deal with pornography. I’m doing final edits on the sequel to my young adult ghost series. My Divine Dining Workbook which will compliment the devotion book will release in December, so I’ll be beginning edits on it soon.
Back cover blurb for my new release, Worth Forgiving
Second in the Wharton Rock Series
Prejudice and mistrust hinders an ex-con, drug addict’s new beginning.
The state of Texas releases from prison Katie Smith. Full of optimism, she sets out to get a job, rent her own place, and make a home for her eight-year-old daughter, but Katie gave away her daughter three years ago. She could use a friend, but her past choices threaten to doom her to continued failure.
Larry Pullman graduated from seminary with high marks, but the fact that he has no wife makes finding a preaching job almost impossible. It doesn’t help that running from God as a teenager gave him a past that he can’t undo. All he needs is an ex-con, drug addict messing up his life, but then why did God lead him to her? Or did He?
Isn’t it enough that Lacey Chandler gave her sister’s daughter a home? Does that mean she has to clean up Katie’s messes forever?
Could it be that Katie is not Worth Forgiving?
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Here’s what readers are saying about Worth Forgiving
“An engaging emotional novel depicting the redemptive power and love of God . . . filled with emotion and drama that will engage you from start to finish. The book depicts the struggles—both internal and external—that Katie Smith faces based on a rocky past that ended up in a prison sentence. It’s more than a novel however. This Christian-based work is filled with life’s realities and decisions that are made every day. With plenty of twists and turns it brings the reader to the conclusion that no one is beyond the grasp of God’s saving hand . . . [it] shares a theme we all face sometime in our own lives—will we forgive others and even ourselves?
“The reader will be headlong thrown in the internal struggle to find peace, clarity . . . and true love. I give it a five-star rating without hesitation.”
– Valerie Caraotta, book reviewer
“Janet K. Brown touches hearts and lives of those with addictive personalities. Exposing the core of problems in her characters, she leads her reader to do their own soul-searching, offering encouragement as her characters find their way through trials and personal crises. I highly recommend Brown’s WORTH FORGIVING.”
– Bonne Lanthripe, playwright, award winning actress, and author of The Ringleader
First page of the book:
Twin doors swung open to the outside world, and Katie Smith stepped out. Thunk! The heavy doors slammed. Sweet honeysuckle along the outside wall smelled like freedom. The sounds of passing traffic were foreign to her ears.
She smiled and glanced up at the sign giving the bus schedule. Two hours. Dropping on the park bench to the right of the exit, she prepared to wait, twisting the coins for bus fare in her hands.
A dove sang a mournful melody. A cold wind howled. If only she had asked Mom to send her a jacket. Three years ago when she went into prison, it had been hot Texas summertime. Add that to lessons learned the hard way.
She reached into her pocket and retrieved a now wrinkled picture of a girl with two front teeth missing. Katie blinked back tears, jutted her chin, and sat taller. All she had to do was stay clean, get her own place, and move her daughter back in with her.
A red Hyundai Santa Fe pulled to the curb. A tall, shapely brunette climbed out of the driver’s seat. “Care for a ride?”
Katie blinked. She barely recognized her older sister, Lacey, since she’d lost so much weight. “Mom said she couldn’t pick me up?”
“She couldn’t, but Toby agreed that I should.”
“Humph.” Katie should’ve known Mr. Police Chief would keep tabs on her. “Thanks, but I’ll wait for the bus.”
Janet K. Brown lives in Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband, Charles.
Worth Forgiving, an inspirational women’s fiction, is the second in her Wharton Rock series and her fourth published work. Her only non-fiction is Divine Dining: 365 Devotions to Guide You to Healthier Weight and Abundant Wellness.
Janet and her husband love to travel with their RV, work in their church, and visit their three daughters, two sons-in-law and three perfect grandchildren.
Find her at http:/ /www.janetkbrown.com
on Twitter at https://twitter.com/janetkbrowntx