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Janie Franz


Janie Franz comes from a long line of liars and storytellers with roots deep in east Tennessee. Honed by the frigid Northern Plains and a degree in anthropology, her writing skill and curiosity have generated thousands of feature and cover articles over a vast range of topics for more than a hundred regional, national, and international publications for over a decade.

She has co-written two books with Texas wedding DJ, Bill Cox (The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book and The Ultimate Wedding Reception Book), and has self-published a writing manual, Freelance Writing: It’s a Business, Stupid!

She runs her own online music publication, Refrain Magazine (www.refrainmagazine.com), is a book and music reviewer, and was a radio announcer, a booking agent/publicist for a groove/funk band, and a yoga/relaxation instructor.

Ruins: Artifacts is the second book in the Ruins trilogy. Ruins: Legacy completes the story.


author of the series Ruins (Romance Thriller)

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Sugar Magnolia (Contemporary Romance-Naughty with sizzle)

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Ruins: Artifact - Book Two in the series

Dark secrets in the shaman stone Kate’s husband wears, lead them and another archaeologist to the Yucatan jungles, Machu Picchu, and Lima’s art world.

In the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, anthropology grad student Kate Ferguson is on her honeymoon with new husband Paul Rodriguez. They have met and married quickly, yet never quite knowing each other completely. Dark secrets still lurk around Paul, locked in the shaman stone he wears, but ever beckoning to both of them, especially Kate who can read psychic impressions left in objects. Paul’s search for answers leads them and Dr. Juan Vasquez from the Museo National de Antropologia in Mexico City into the jungles of Mexico, the heights of Machu Picchu, and the art world of Lima and beyond. When Paul launches out on his own, leaving Kate in Juan’s care, the anthropologists follow hoping to reach Paul before old enemies from his past find him with murder on their minds. But the journey reveals disturbing answers and hidden secrets about Paul and Juan and a dark legacy for Paul’s heir. Kate is caught in the middle, the key to the answers, and is very unsure where to place her trust.


The Lost Song Trilogy - Fantasy

Jan-nell and her companions encounter bee spinners, sword dancers, and kings, while searching for the Sisterhood’s origins in a song.

Eleven summers after Jan-nell the bowdancer left her daughter Mira-nell with the sisterhood of hunters on the mountain and came to live with Khrin to raise her son, Bearin, she is called by the sisterhood to find their origins. The first clue is a bit of song Jan-nell learns on the deathbed of the oldest woman in the sisterhood’s village. Master hunter Bekar and master trackfinder Chandro accompany Jan-nell and Bearin on a quest for the lost song that takes them from their local inn out across the landscape of their world as they encounter bee spinners and kings. Though Jan-nell thinks her desire has dried up since she bore Bearin, she soon discovers her body and her heart stirring.


The Neighbour (Horror)

Plagued by migraines after visits from her neighbor, newlywed Gwen Mason wonders if something more sinister is at work.

Gwen Mason juggles being a grad school student and being a newlywed. Her neighbor Carol Shaeffer provides pleasant company at first, but soon the visits become intrusive and Gwen wonders if she’ll ever be free of this woman. Plagued by migraines after every visit, Gwen begins to wonder if something more sinister is at the root of them.




The Bowdancer (Breathless Press)

The Wayfarer’s Road (Breathless Press)

Warrior Women (Breathless Press)

Ruins: Discovery (Muse It Hot) April 2011

Sugar Magnolia (Muse It Hot) July 2011

Ruins: Artifacts (Muse It Hot) Aug 2011

The Premier (Muse It Up) November 2011

The Neighbor (Muse It Up) October 2011




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Ms. Barr does an excellent job of creating a unique Fantasy world that is meshed into a vibrant modern setting. The plot is well thought out and is full of many characters that you'll both love and love to hate. It has just about everything you could ask for including action, romance, humor, suspense, and mystery all wrapped up in a good sized ebook. 5STARS - AMAZON READER REVIEW...READ FULL REVIEW

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