Friday, December 1, 2023

The Month of December


And here we go! On to the Christmas Season. I normally don't get excited about the month of December itself because I'm so busy with the holidays to take a look at it, other than to say to myself, "Let's get through this cold and pass by winter as quickly as possible." But this month I've decided to appreciate each day as it comes, and enjoy the beauty of the season. What are your thoughts on winter and the month of December?

Friday, November 24, 2023

Black Friday Weekend

 It's BLACK FRIDAY here at Jane O'Brien Author! In order to get in the shopping spirit with the rest of the country, I have marked down the Kindle edition of both Pinecones and Promises and A Kindred Christmas from $3.99 to only $.99. And Amazon has lowered the price of the paperback edition of Pinecones and Promises from $9.95 to $5.22!! I don't know how long Amazon;s sale will last, but my Kindle sale will last the rest of the weekend. The paperbacks make great gifts, especially in a basket together or wrapped in a bundle side by side.

You can find all of my book at
or go directly to the page of one book:
A Kindred Christmas

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Can You Hear Me Now?

Did you set your clocks back? How I hate doing that. It makes no sense to me and plays with my head for about a week. But there's one thing I know. I have some exciting news to tell you and clocks have nothing to do with it.

I'm beginning to do Branches of Time on AUDIO! It's a long process as I work with the narrator, I'll be using the same fantastic voice, Belinda Lams. We worked together through the entire series, A Slip in Time. I'm looking forward to seeing, or should I say hearing, how this turns out.
This process usually takes a few months, so if you are an audio listener, please be patient with me. Follow along with me here. I'll be sure to let you know when Skye is ready. And please feel free to share with your audio listening friends.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Readers Favorite Review


How could I forget to tell you? With the launch of my newest book and my vacation travels, I totally forgot to tell you about a Five Star Review I was given by Reader's Favorite for Yesterday's Hopes. I submitted several books months ago and this one was finally chosen for review. I am thrilled with what she had to say about Book #2 in the Slip in Time series. It is a true honor to receive yet another great review from Readers Favorite. Tell me what you think.
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
Einstein is quoted as saying that “time is relative.” What he meant is that time is dependent on a person’s frame of reference. Thus, if the frame of reference alters, so does one’s perspective on time. That’s what happened to Fran. In Jane O’Brien’s first book in the Slip in Time series, Fran slipped back in time from the twenty-first century to 1875, from her grandmother’s home in Twin Lake in the present to its original cabin over a hundred years earlier. Now, the saga continues in the second book in this series, Yesterday’s Hopes, when Fran’s sister, Dora, is sitting in their grandmother’s house in the twenty-first century, trying to reach into the past to find Fran. She has the old quilt lying on her lap and a message from her sister in the past, but can she jump back in time and reconnect? And, what will she discover in the past? A new love? Or another broken heart? Is the past a good place for Dora, like it is for Fran? Only time will tell.
Jane O’Brien’s historical fiction time travel novel, Yesterday’s Hopes, is a clever take on parallel possibilities in lives set in the present and in the past. This novel continues with Fran’s growing love for Luke but focuses more on Dora’s trek into the past and her meeting with a handsome man who captures her heart. The two women struggle with conflicting connections, both in the past and in the future. The story is about the bond of family, the power of love, and the history of a world that draws two women to make difficult decisions, not on where to live, but on when to live. This is a powerful narrative that, like the first book, will not disappoint. And there’s more to come: the story isn’t over yet.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Writing Ideas


I'm often asked where I get my ideas to write a book. The truth is suggestions are everywhere and I have so many thoughts about what to do next it's difficult to keep myself on track. Soon I will be taking an Amtrak trip across country to visit family. I expect there to be a plethora of beautiful scenery and lots of people watching, so of course I will have a small notebook with me, jotting down every thought that enters my head.
I'm often inspired by real life events such as my first time travel series, A Slip in Time, beginning with Yesterday's Tears. Because I am from a pioneering family in Twin Lake, Michigan (yes, it's a real place) I always wondered what it would be like to go back in time and see how my relatives lived. Years into writing this series, I came across this article and was surprised at how accurately I had hit on certain points. I began to wonder if I was channeling a grandparent. Haha!
Read what Twin Lake was like in the old days.
Sorry, I don't have a date for this article.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Season Changes for Skye


Fall is such a lovely time of year.  This year has been especially nice in Michigan with very little rain fall, nice warm temperatures during the day, and then cooling off at night, which is what turns the trees their gorgeous colors.  We are in the middle of the color change now, and it's fabulous.  But Fall can lull us into a false sense that Spring is just around the corner, when we all know the truth.  I wonder why we are surprised every year when we move into the next season.

This year the Fall season also brought about the release of Threatening Skye, Book 2 in Branches of Time.  I'm so excited with your response to my newest series.  And just like Fall, Rem and Skye go from hot to cold and back to hot again.  How long will Skye run from her pursuer?  And how long will Rem continue to chase her?  And where will her adventures take her next?  Stick around.  There's so much more to come. 

Happy Halloween!  Jane O'Brien

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Number ONE!!

 Yahoo!  Threatening Skye hit #1 in New Releases in Historical Fantasy Fiction.  I don't know how long it will last, but here is the link.  For those of you who have already purchased or downloaded, thank you for making this happen.

Here's proof :)

Threatening Skye

Also, I can use your help in an All Author Book Cover Contest. This is for the month of October only. All you have to do is go to this link and click VOTE.  If I make it through the first round, I will come back and ask you to vote again.  

All Author Book Cover Contest

Thanks so much.  You guys are awesome.

Friday, September 29, 2023

My Facebook Page

 Did you see a change on my Facebook page? Enough time has passed that I was able to change my name to Jane O'Brien Author. Now you won't ever get me confused with that other guy, who shall remain unnamed. I have my author identity back. This is the real me!! It feels good. Now if only I could find all of the one thousand followers that I lost. I'm working on it. Thanks for sticking around.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Winner!! Winner!!

 I couldn't wait to wake up this morning and see who won my giveaway. I'm pleased to announce it is someone who has never won one of my books before. Congratulations to Erin Moull !!!!

Please DM me with your mailing information and the autographed book of your choice. Thank you all for participating. Look for more giveaways and contests in the future.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Giveaway on Facebook

 I'm running a giveaway of an autographed copy of my newest book, Threatening Skye, on my Facebook page.  All you have to do is pop over to my page:


Follow me (if you're not already a follower) and then share my giveaway post.  Oh, and don't forget to tell me on that page that you shared on Facebook.  Isn't that easy?  Hurry.  The giveaway ends on Friday at midnight.  Good Luck!