First, it’s pronounced oh-ped-ih-SAH-no. Exactly the way it’s spelled. Honest!
Janet hails from Canada’s East Coast and has lived in five provinces, from the Maritimes to the Prairies. Growing up with a Mountie for a father and marrying a Navy diver, it’s no surprise she writes romance with a hint of danger and mystery in it.
She began her writing career in grade 8, when she wrote her first serious story for a Creative Writing class. It was a fantasy epic (11 pages was epic at that age) which she turned into a play for her class to present to the rest of the school. Since then, every hobby she’s picked up has had some element of storytelling in it.
The hobby became something more in 2019, when she completed her first manuscript. Originally intended to be a mystery, the main characters took over and insisted it transform into a romance. TL;DR Janet complied, and the rest is history! She loves a good mystery, but firmly believes every story is improved with a Happily Ever After. So, she writes Romance—either with a mystery subplot or full-on Romantic Suspense.
(There’s a blog post with more info about this, if you want to read the longer version)
You can count on her books to feature strong, intelligent women and the men brave enough to love them. And there will likely be guest appearances by some of her other passions: baking, travel, and medieval history.
|Winner: Romance Writers of America 2021 Vivian Award for Most Anticipated Romance for Burning Caine|
|Winner: Georgia Romance Writers 2021 Prepublished Maggies for Paranormal Romance for The Reaper’s Gambit|
|Finalist: Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America 2021 Best Banter Contest for Unpublished Contemporary for Chasing Caine|
|#RevPit 2020 winner for Burning Caine|
Anna Hackett’s Treasure Hunter Security series, starting with Undiscovered
Jason Kasper’s Spider Heist series, starting with The Spider Heist
Janie Crouch’s Linear Tactical series, starting with Cyclone
J.D. Robb’s In Death series, starting with Naked in Death
HelenKay Dimon’s Games People Play series, starting with The Fixer
Janet Evanovich’s Fox & O’Hare series, starting with The Heist
David Baldacci’s Memory Man series, starting with Memory Man