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Janie Franz

Janie Franz comes from a long line of liars and storytellers with roots deep in east Tennessee. Honed by the frigid Northern Plains and the high desert of New Mexico, as well as a degree in anthropology, her writing skill and curiosity generated thousands of feature and cover articles over a vast range of topics for more than a hundred regional, national, and international publications before she retired. She co-wrote two books with Texas wedding DJ, Bill Cox (The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book and The Ultimate Wedding Reception Book), and self-published a writing manual, Freelance Writing: It’s a Business, Stupid! After telling other people’s stories, Janie Franz wanted to tell her own. She eventually published eleven titles with MuseItUp Publishing. She is the author of a six-part fantasy series in two sections: The Bowdancer Saga and The Lost Song Trilogy. Two books in her anthropology romance thriller trilogy Ruins have been published (Discovery and Artifacts). She’s currently working on Legacy, the final book of that storyline. Her contemporary romances, Sugar Magnolia and The Premier, offer readers a glimpse into the music industry, for which she was a music journalist for well over a decade, and Hollywood. And her short, The Neighbor, is a creepy occult horror story. A sought-after professional speaker, Janie Franz will be launching a series of speaking engagments and seminars next year, geared at women over 40. Those will be based on her new self-help book: Starting Over, Standing Strong: Becoming a Woman of Power. Once an avid reviewer, Franz occasionally still reviews books, CDs, and live music events. Previously, she ran her own online music publication, Refrain Magazine, and was an agent/publicist for a groove/funk band, and a radio announcer. She also has been a yoga/relaxation instructor, pet-sitter extraordinaire, a music festival publicist, and a private chef. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico in a teeny casita. When not writing, you’ll find her in her garden or on a dancefloor two-stepping or salsaing.