Just Sharing An Author, Fantasy Writer, And A Wonderful Friend You Should Know….


Hello and Welcome Readers and New Friends, 

I meet some wonderful authors and writers along my literary journey, but when they are “Truly Exceptional” I enjoy showcasing their work on my Writers Blog here. And that’s how I feel about my new friend and writer, “Janalyn Voigt”…This woman is so busy, but she also finds time to help others with their own writing with helpful advice, tips, and more on her websites. Now I will confess, she actually invited me to be a part of her “Blog Tour,” but since I didn’t do very well on my last tour hosting job, I was a little intimidated to try it again. Janalyn was gracious enough though to let me “share” some of what she does, a little about herself, and showcase the excellent writer that she is. To that, I say Thank You because I know she will help my literary friends with some sound advice.So here is a wee bit more about Janalyn from her websites:
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Janalyn Voigt: 


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“Click on her many websites above and give them a Visit”…

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Janalyn Irene Voigt
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Janalyn Voigt:
credits her father with instilling a love of literature in her at an early age by reading chapters from The Wizard of Oz, Robinson Crusoe and other classics as bedtime stories. When she grew older, Janalyn created her own stories. When she was 12 a teacher noticed her storytelling ability, and his encouragement helped Janalyn identify her desire to write novels. On her own initiative, she read dictionaries, grammar books, and encyclopedias to expand her knowledge base and to learn story structures and the elements of the writing. As an adult she completed more formal training with Christian Writers Guild.

Sarah Joy Freese of Wordserve Literary represents Janalyn. DawnSinger, her debut novel and first in the Tales of Faeraven epic fantasy series, released with Harbourlight Books in 2012. Other projects include a western historical romance series. Janalyn serves as a judge for several national literary contests and is an active book reviewer. Her nonfiction publication credits include Focus on the Family, Scripture Press (now David C. Cook) and Pentecostal Evangel.

Janalyn is available as an inspirational and practical speaker to church, women’s, and writer’s groups. Her affiliations include American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Northwest Christian Fiction Writers (NCWA).

In her spare time Janalyn reads, gardens, and finds adventures with her family in the great outdoors. She dreams of owning a horse, exploring all the national parks, and visiting European castles.

To learn more about Janalyn and her upcoming books, visit the author website for Janalyn Voigt.

*Here are just a couple of her books available on Amazon & a Review*!
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This review is from: Dawnsinger (Paperback)

A story that is a must read! I could hardly put it down, it was compelling and kept me guessing with a nice twist in the end. I found myself holding my breath during times and my eyes on the brink of tears, too. I love the characters that Janalyn Voigt has introduced to me. Within hours I was already reading the next book in this series…Wayfarer….5 STAR Review!
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This review is from: WayFarer (Tales of Faeraven) (Kindle Edition)
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“Princes and princesses in love with the wrong ones, or not in love with chosen mates, pretenders for thrones attacking, defenders facing defeat, intense loyalty, betrayal, love, hatred, faith and fears, marriage and death, life in strange and beautifully described lands, winged horses, giant bears, dangerous birds, witches who turn travelers instantly into ice, friends and foes. The story has a bit of everything to keep readers hoping for victories for favorite characters and defeat for nasty ones, but unsure who will win. Wayfarer, a well-told, compelling tale is Book two in the Faeraven series. The events and characters follow on from Book one, the Dawnsinger fantasy, but Wayfarer can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. The author’s descriptions, even with strange names for almost everything, depict a strong admiration for nature and bring settings and characters wonderfully alive. Wayfarer depicts the consequences of wrong choices but the forgiveness, mercy and grace of God to a young King IF he will accept the truth about who can save him”… A 5 STAR Review!
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Please “click” on her “Author Site” above to see all her published works, and see what is up and coming too!

Another *Fabulous* website she has is called, “Novel Books” at: http://novelbooks.org  where she has a Book store, Posts Reviews, Featured Authors, and More! I highly recommend you visit for some fresh new reads, and check out her 2014 Reading list. Here is a little of what she does there on her site:
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Janalyn Voigt, author and literary judge
Janalyn Voigt, author and literary judge

“Let an author, book reviewer, literary contest judge and avid reader recommend wholesome and novel books for your home library. You’ll find my picks throughout the site. Check out the author showcases, book reviews, book trailers and reader polls. To learn more about me, click my image to visit my author website.”
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Janalyn was nice enough to answer my “Two Favorite Questions” I ask of all my Spotlight Guests,”….
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1. Why did you become a Writer? “As children, my older brother and I would beg my father for bedtime stories, and he would give them.  His deep voice rumbled against my ear at his chest as he unfolded stories of exotic places like Oz and Neverland. My imagination carried on with the tales even after he closed the book for the night. When eventually he stopped reading stories, I began creating my own.
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Within a few years I’d become storyteller of my neighborhood. The other children would gather in a circle on our lawn while I invented stories to entertain them. No one, including myself, thought of this as anything unusual. It wasn’t until my sixth-grade teacher pointed out my ability to spin a tale that I and my parents took note. This is how at the age of twelve I decided to become a novelist. As it turns out, the fulfillment of that dream took a few more years than planned. 
There were disappointments and successes along the way and lessons to be learned. In the end, it became a matter of stepping up to what I should be doing. I’ve written in more detail about my journey as a novelist at my author site.”

2. What do you enjoy most about being a Published Author?

“Holding my books in my hands ranks high on the list, second only to emails from those who have read and enjoyed my books.”
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I want to Thank “Janayln Voigt” for the opportunity of sharing her wonderful writing, books, and websites with all of my friends and readers here! I know many of you will visit and explore all her sites, and grab a copy of her books too! She really is an extraordinary woman with so much talent. I wish you all the “Best” in your own writing journey….
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God Bless Friends,
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon

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