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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, TwoDot Imprint
Published: March 2016

The Shifting Winds, 2017 finalist for the Nancy Pearl Book Award, portrays the dilemma of reluctant pioneer Jennie Haviland, a young American torn from study at her female academy in New York when her father takes the family west over the Oregon Trail to a wilderness on the far side of the continent. In 1842 Oregon Jennie meets two young men, American mountain man Jake Johnston and British Hudson's Bay Company clerk Alan Radford. The two vie for Jennie, as their nations vie for the contested territory of this rich western frontier. Jennie never expected to find a gentleman in Oregon as fine as Alan Radford. But when Alan asks to court her, Jake does his best to put a crimp in the plans of Alan and his company, and Jennie becomes caught in the conflict of nations and the confusion of her own desires. ~ Historical Fiction


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Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, TwoDot Imprint
Published June 2014

A Place of Her Own: The Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin taps into one of the West’s great stories, the bold pioneer crossing a continent, here seen through the eyes of a woman. Martha defies her parents to marry the dashing Garrett Maupin and follows him west across the Oregon Trail, but their struggles in a raw new land soon shatter her dreams of an idyllic life with him. When he dies in 1866, leaving her alone on the Oregon frontier with their many children, she makes a daring decision to buy a farm in this wilderness for herself and her family. The author, Martha’s great-great-granddaughter, now owns that farm. In creative nonfiction style, Janet shows Martha’s long road to this place, with a few short interludes to describe her search for Martha’s story. ~ History


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Janet’s writing focus has turned to the remarkable islands of Ireland and Crete, two of the last holdouts of peace and freedom in the ancient world. Janet calls this collection of stories the Distant Glimmer series to reflect the distant light shining into our own times. 

Whisper of Wings, Book One. Clan leader Bria finds a champion to help fight the slavers who plague her people, but his warrior ways bring their own grief. ~ PNWA Literary Contest Finalist  

Stars Raining Down, Book Two. Bria’s son Leowen helps fight off invaders from Iberia, but he clashes with his mother, who must overturn tradition to heal the rift and save the clan. 

Webs of Stone, Book Three. Bria’s vibrant young cousin Zaira disguises herself as a man to travel with a trader to nearby Great Isle, but rebel outlaws abduct them and lead her into danger. 

Beyond the Waning Moon, Book Four. Idealistic priestess Helaina, brave bull leaper and snake dancer, sees her peaceful homeland change forever when the warriors come. ~ PNWA Literary Contest Finalist  

Grains of Light, Book Five. Helaina faces new challenges when a bitter tribal lord pursues vengeance against her people, and she must save the life of the beloved man who once saved hers. 

Past the Shadows, Book Six. The work of exquisite artisan Sarena will one day speak across time, but her beauty and art become unwitting lures for a greedy man who threatens all of Crete.  

Talia, Book Seven. The spirited priestess Talia rails against her destiny to choose a man she does not love as king and consort, but she must put aside her own desires to take up arms against the enemy. 

Her Own Blood, Book Eight. The beauty Avalin of Ireland falls into the hands of Iberian slavers and a conflicted Iberian lord, and she faces a terrible choice if she would hold onto a glimmer of happiness. 

Pushing the Tide, Book Nine. Avalin begins to care for her slave lord, but when she learns he’ll join the invasion of Ireland, her cry for help in a stone circle evokes a response far beyond her expectations. 

Seeding the Light, Book Ten. Corynne, devoted artisan of Crete, becomes torn between her love for Crete and Irishman Vallero, whose gift with the sword could help defend against Crete’s prophesied fall.  

Glimmer in the Weave, Book Eleven. The danger to Crete looms, and Corynne and Vallero face their worst fears when the ghostly figure of her nightmares seeks final retribution for an ancient deed.