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 the high desert of New Mexicao, as well as a degree in anthropology, her writing skill and curiosity have generated thousands of feature and cover articles over a vast range of topics for a hundred regional, national, and international publications since 2000.

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 is a book and music reviewer, ran her own online music publication, Refrain Magazine, was a booking agent/publicist for a groove/funk band, a radio announcer, and a yoga/relaxation instructor.