Wednesday, July 3

Let the Journey Begin



There is nothing more exciting to a writer than to have the perfect vehicle that reaches a wide and varied readership, and being asked to be a part of Word Wranglers gives me the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Needless to say, I’m delighted to be here, and I look forward to sharing lots of ideas, stories and thoughts about writing, and more, with you.

As with all writers, there are muses and events in my life that have influenced and shaped my work.  I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and was part of a family who had been there since the early 1900’s.  What those pioneering people saw and did and accomplished in the earliest days on the shores and backwoods of that strange yet beckoning wilderness known as “Old Florida” has left the deepest impressions in me.  As I share thoughts, ideas and methods about my writing with you, I’ll also be telling you stories about my family because they have greatly influenced the fictional ones I create.  

All of my novels are based in the South; specifically Florida, and North Carolina, and I hope you’ll join me as I blog about traveling down the old dusty back roads of these places—places that still carry the echoes of the ghosts who wandered those roads so very long ago.  To them, I am forever grateful for their stories, and to the reader, I am most honored to be sharing my own with you.  Most of all, I am deeply humbled that you take the time to sit down in a quiet corner somewhere and shut the rest of the world out, leaving only you and me together for a time.  That is what all writers long for, and what keeps them staring up at water-stained ceilings night after night, weaving colorful tapestries of wonderful new stories to share with you.

Let our journey begin…

Janie DeVos
Author
Women's Southern Fiction Books:
Beneath a Thousand Apple Trees 
The Art of Breathing
The Glory Land trilogy.
Available through Amazon and www.kensingtonbooks.com.  
Children's books also available through Amazon.
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10 comments:

  1. Welcome, Janie! So excited for you to join us!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi, and thanks for all of your help. Happy 4th!

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  2. Welcome to the corral, Janie. We're so glad you're here. Since a set of my kids lives in NC (Mars Hill, near Asheville) and our family is fond of Topsail Island, I have an abiding love for that state. I'm anxious to hear more about it.

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    1. Hi, Liz! Your kids are 45 mins. from me. I know Mars Hill well. Beautiful little school tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mtns. What a great place to go to school. I'm in Spruce Pine, which is northeast of there. Whenever you're in town, we'll get together. Looking forward to reading your work, and getting to know you better. Happy 4th!

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  3. Happy to have you as part of the Wranglers, Janie! We have a lot of fun! I know you'll have a great time! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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    1. As they say in the mountains, "I'm just tickled to be here." Thanks, again, Nan, for inviting me on board. This will be fun!

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  4. Welcome Janie! You'll come to realize that I'm the late-comer. But, I am excited to get to know you. And btw, since you've lived in North Carolina, is it really full of magic? LOL I'm a huge Sarah Addison Allen fan and she makes NC sound like a hidden trove of everyday magic.

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    1. Hi Margie,
      It's so good to connect with you. As a transplanted Miamian, I have to say that NC seems pretty magical to me, especially when the leaves start to change, the first snow falls, or the fog lifts to expose some mysterious looking hidden hollow (or "holler" as they say in these parts). It has its cons, of course, but far more pros - even to keep me here. Looking forward to getting to know you.

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  5. We're thrilled to have you with us Janie! I look forward to getting to know you.

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