Friday, December 29, 2023

It's a New Year


It's almost a new year.  How did that happen?  Weren't we just planning Thanksgiving?  

I hear everyone say it.  Time seems to be flying by more quickly than ever before.  They used to say the older you got the faster time seemed to pass, but now everyone, no matter, what age notices it.  Maybe it's because we're busier, or it could be because we're on our electronic devices all the time.  I've noticed how an hour can seem like a few minutes when I'm on the computer.  For me, that usually means I'm living in another world as I type a new story for you.

I don't normally like New Year's resolutions, because they are so difficult to complete.  Last year I decided to learn Spanish, and for the first time in my life I stayed with it.  I've been studying with Babbel since last January.  So if I can do it for one year, I can do it for another.  My resolution is private, but I'll let you know next year if I was able to accomplish it.

Do you have a New Year's resolution ready to go?  Can you share?  I'd love to hear about it, along with your past successes or failures.  

This coming year is going to be great.  I can feel it in my bones.  For one thing, a new book is just around the corner.  Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Merry Christmas

Christmas is here! Can you believe it?

Tonight is our Christmas celebration with the family at my house. Most of you will be doing the same things I will be, unless you are going to someone else's house today or tomorrow. This morning begins with a light cleaning up and then getting out the proper bowls and dishes , followed by food prep for tonight. I'm hoping to have time to put my feet up for a few minutes before they arrive -- but I doubt it will happen, although I've been very organized this year so there has not been a lot of stress.
There won't be much writing for the next few days, though, and that's been pulling on me, because I'm almost done with my book. But in a day or two, I'll devote all of my time to finishing it, so it can go to the beta readers.
But today and tomorrow is Jesus's day and He deserves all of my attention, along with my family.
I want to take this time to thank you all for sticking with me through my Facebook upset this year. I am so thankful for my loyal followers. May you all have peace and joy and love throughout the coming year. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 12, 2023



Some of you know that I was seriously hacked on Facebook in July.  I feel awful that I had to discontinue using that page, but I had no choice.  My original page is now controlled by someone else who is using my name and picture and I can't reclaim it or fix it.  They took over my password and created a new one of their own with a two-step verification.  I lost over 1100 followers that day, and worst of all is I know there are some people wondering where I went. They may have stopped reading Jane O'Brien books, because they do not know there have been more published since then.

 Since that time I have had to start over again with a new page, so yes, I'm still here, but my new Facebook page is now listed as Jane O'Brien Author. If you are one of those people who have not moved to my new page, I miss you. Plus you're missing out on the fun. I invite you to follow me again, as there will be a Christmas giveaway any day now.  Plus you can see what new exciting books I have written since summer.  

Branches of Time, Book 2, Threatening Skye was released in September,, and Book 3, The Book of Jade will be released soon after Christmas. Please continue along with me, as I take Skye all over the world.  Nothing can stop this time-traveling adventurer, but who is chasing her? Who will go along with her?  What about the rest of her family? Will the Red Guard A-watcher, Remington Hart ever catch up to her?  As romantic tension runs high; danger lurks right below the surface.

You can find this new series here:


Threatening Skye

  I'm looking forward to seeing you at Jane O'Brien Author on Facebook.  Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 8, 2023

New Audio Release!

Exciting News for you Audio Listeners!
Skye was just released in an audio edition. You can find this book through Amazon, Audible, or iTunes.
Even more good news. I have a few promo codes for a free trial of Skye. If you're interested, Message me. I have both U.S. and UK codes.
I'll be moving through this series with audios, so stick around. Threatening Skye will be released early next year.


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?