Monday, June 27, 2022

Cover of the Month

 



Thank you all for voting.  I'm still in the running for the Cover of the Month contest and am close to being in the top three in the final round.  There's only three days left BUT even if you already voted, you can vote again in this round.. Here's the link.

Yesterday's Treasures

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Cover of the Month Contest


I need your help.  My latest book cover has been submitted for a Cover of the Month competition.  It has made it to the second round, and as of this writing is in tenth place out of 100. Only fifty will be selected to go on to the final round.  Will you please help by voting for my cover for Yesterday Treasures? I would really appreciate it.  There's only three days left for this round. 

 Here's the link:

Yesterday's Treasures


Thank you so much.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Contest




 Pop on over to my Facebook page at Author Jane O'Brien and join in the fun.  Guess how many years my time travelers have been in and win a $15.00 gift card to Burger King.  It's easy.  Haven't read all of the books in the series?  No Problem. Just pick a number.   Hurry.  This contest ends on Friday, May 20, 2022 at midnight ET.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Yesterday's Treasures


 Yes!   Yesterday's Treasures has been released. You can now find it in paperback or Kindle.  It's also FREE in Kindle Unlimited.  Here's a little bit about it, but of course, there's no spoilers.  Hope you enjoy it. Head over to my Facebook page to enter a contest.  facebook.com/janeobrien.author

You can also follow me there to be alerted to new releases, contests, and giveawasys.

Ten years after two little boys unexpectedly arrived in 1882 for a short time-travel visit, they have changed and grown to near adult status – one a late teen in high school and one a young man in college.  They rarely mention what happened to them that day in the treehouse.  In fact, it is the major cause for their distancing from one another.  Bobby was very young at the time, so he believed it all to be a dream he had about Peter Pan and Never Land, but Johnny knew the truth and spent all of his time and energy making sure his little brother did not remember the events of that day for fear he would tell anyone who listened where they had been.  Later, their perception of events caused a split between them, causing their parents to wonder what happened to their boys who were so close when they were younger.

As our story shifts focus to a new decade, Jay, formerly known as Johnny and one of Yesterday’s Boys, is grown to manhood and finds himself enlisted in the Army at the beginning of America’s involvement in World War II.  Knowing the dangers Jay may face, the boys finally talk things out and make amends.  When Jay confesses to Bob that he used the watch to return to the past, and that everything Bob had thought was only a dream was in reality the truth, the boys realize just how much they need each other.  A new bond is formed; it’s strong and one that will never be broken again from that day forward.

Bob makes a promise to himself that he will do everything in his power to help Jay in his mission to get an important message to the year 1892.  Can he do it?  Will he be able to circumvent all obstacles that get in his way?  From the day he makes his promise, he never waivers in his goal, as he seeks out various ways to time travel, so he and Jay will never be hindered again in continuing the Clark family line.


Friday, April 22, 2022

Carl Sagan

 

I came across this writing of Carl Sagan's.  It struck a chord with me.  I especially like the line, "Books Break the Shackles of Time."  It seemed fitting for my A Slip in Time series.

BTW, Yesterday's Treasures is ahead of schedule.  I might be making an announcement real soon!



Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter


Happy Easter, everyone.  May you have a wonderful and blessed day with family and friends.
 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Spell Checkers

 I've been a little silent here lately, because we are working so hard to get Yesterday's Treasures just right for you. I have a wonderful group of beta readers who diligently go over every word I write, but it's never enough. I'm sure you've all found a mistake or two along the way. Please forgive me. When it is pointed out, I try to correct it immediately, but it may be too late for those of you who have already purchased one of my books.

I'm sure you're already familiar with spell checkers, but here is a cute explanation of how they work. It's the main reason why I can't rely on technology. So hang on. We're getting closer every day to publishing Book #10 in A Slip in Time.



Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Coming Soon

 I did a happy dance yesterday, because I finished Yesterday's Treasures, Book 10 in A Slip in Time. I'll take a day off so I can start with a fresh mind tomorrow, then I'll begin the arduous task of proofreading and editing, before the manuscript is sent off to my beta readers for more critiquing. But with any luck, this book might come to you earlier than I originally thought. Stay tuned. The Boys might need you!


Thursday, March 17, 2022

My Irish Heritage


 

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Yes, I am Irish. The photo is of The O'Brien Tartan Plaid. Isn't it beautiful? The O'Briens on my family tree goes back to 1135, but there are many other names listed as well, such as O'Connor, Kennedy, O'Kelly, MacWilliam, MacNamara, and on and on. Although all of these people are on my family tree, my Irish percentage is small, but I still claim it proudly. How Irish are you?