Monday, November 26, 2012

Recipes from several Love Inspired authors

Around 15 Love Inspired Historical Authors got together and collected recipes from their families. If you'd like to try my two recipes or those of other authors, leave your email address as a comment and I'll send you an email PDF copy.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Bride Wore Spurs

I just discovered my April 2013 release,The Bride Wore Spurs is available for pre-order on Amazon here. Can barely believe it! It's too early for a cover. I keep imagining different covers for this Texas set story but know Love Inspired Books will do a great job. I'll let you know when a cover is available. Just for the fun of it, I'm posting a couple of picture that I promise will NOT be on the cover.

I couldn't resist this huge spur photo opp in Fort Worth.

Or climbing on this longhorn bull with his 6-foot horn span. All in the name of research. :-)

The longhorns in my story are not such gentle beasts.
Blessings, Janet

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day happenings

Memorial Day weekend is a special time in our family. We gather to celebrate two birthdays and enjoy the long weekend together with cookouts, visits to the pool, watching the 500 race on TV. Right after church we turn on the TV and root for our favorite Indy drivers.

When I was young, the old name Decoration Day fit perfectly. My family traveled an hour to decorate family graves and to gather afterward at my nearby aunt and uncle's house for a reunion of sorts. The entire drive to the cemetery we listened to the race. The sound of Indy race cars, the scent of peonies and the vivid purples of iris nestled in Ball jars are part of my memories of that day.

Now my husband and I visit two cemeteries to decorate our parents' graves, to brush grass clippings from headstones and spend time remembering those loved ones who went before. Small USA flags flutter by the graves of those who served this country in the military. Those flags never fail to touch me. I'm grateful to our service men and women for perserving our freedom, sadly often sacrificing much, if not their very lives. God bless America!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

I'm over at Petticoats & Pistols this weekend, chatting about weddings. I'll be giving away two books, Wanted: A Family and my April release Last Minute Bride, Brides of the West. Mosey on over and leave a comment for a chance to win both books!

Blessings, Janet

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This week I'm visiting at Pepper Basham's blog, Words Seasoned with Salt. Nothing better than a dash of salt and pepper! If you have a minute, stop by and read a salvation scene from Wanted: A Family. And get to know Pepper, a wonderful person with a fabulous blog.

Springs of Inspiration with Janet Dean

Blessings, Janet

Monday, April 9, 2012

For chances to win Last Minute Bride, Brides of the West anthology

I'm thrilled that my first novella, Last Minute Bride, Brides of the West anthology, released April 3. I'm giving away copies at Seekerville and Margaret Daley's blog. In Seekerville I'm talking about the challengs of writing novellas. At Margaret Daley's blog, learn more about Last Minute Bride heroine, Elise Langley. Stop by today or all week and leave a comment at each blog for two chances to win. Comments here are welcome but don't enter you.

For Margaret Daley's blog go to:

For Seekerville's blog go to:


Sunday, March 11, 2012

For a chance to win An Inconvenient Match

I'm at Seekerville Monday March 12 during SpeedBo, our write fast emphasis. I'm talking about Silence your Editor with Substance.
Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of An Inconvenient Match, Love Inspired Historical, January 2012.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

photo fun!!

I met the wonderful ladies pictured here last year at a meeting of the Cyntheanne Book Club. We spent a lovely evening together talking books and publishing. They sent this photo holding my latest release An Inconvenient Match.

Standing: Jo Ann Neff, Nancy Snow, Dixie Essex, Lois Vining, and Anne West
Seated are: Kat Lepper and Tina Wiseman

As you can see, they found my story riveting! :-) Thanks, gals, for your support and for your sense of humor. Readers are the best!!! Miss you!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

For a chance to win my new book

Join me at Petticoats and Pistols today, Saturday January 21. We’re talking dating woes. J Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of my January release, An Inconvenient Match. Hope to see you there! 

Here's the link:


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wade Cummings, the hero of An Inconvenient Match is at Harlequin today. Use the following link to learn more about Wade.

He's a great guy. My only complaint--he doesn't read fiction. Ah, don't tell him, but he is fiction. LOL

Had to share the fun photo reader Lois sent me of finding my book on the shelves while she was in Florida. She and my heroine's sister in An Inconvenient Match share the same first name. Hope you enjoy the story, Lois!


Monday, January 9, 2012

For a chance to win a copy of An Inconvenient Match

For a chance to win my January release, An Inconvenient Match, stop in at Margaret Daley's blog this week and leave a comment. Hope to see you there!

Please don't leave a comment here.


We have a winner! Congratulations Karen K!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!! Hope 2012 is a healthy, happy year for you and yours!

Do you make resolutions? I always do but I'm behind this year. That suggests one resolution. :-)