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.