Monday, September 06, 2010

Meet Janet Ann Collins

It is my pleasure to introduce Janet Ann Collins, author of the Peril of the Sinister Scientist.

Let's find out a little more about the person behind the book:

Janet Ann Collins used to write feature articles for a newspaper in the Bay Area, is a columnist for the Antique Auction Explorer and her work has appeared in many other publications.

She is the author of two fiction books for children. The Peril of the Sinister Scientist is about a middle school boy who thinks he was cloned from the blood on the Shroud of Turin because a scientist who had worked on that experiment is stalking him.

Secret Service Saint
is a picture book about Nicholas, who discovers the fun of doing secret good deeds and eventually becomes known as Santa Claus.

Signs of Trouble, an early chapter book about kids with learning disabilities who get separated from their class on a field trip, will be released in October 2010.

Collins is a retired teacher, enjoys public speaking and often teaches workshops at conferences. With her husband, she raised three deaf foster sons with special needs in addition to their birth daughter, and has one grandson. They live in the beautiful Sierra foothills of Northern California. To learn more about her please visit her website.

Janet can be found doing reviews on her blog

More information about Janet and her books can be found on her website

Books reviews and interviews for, by, or about people with disabilities are occassionally posted on her other blog.


VBT schedule and who's coming next:
Learn from new and experienced authors. Join Writers on the Move September 2010 Authors' Tour.

Visit Helena Harper with more on Debra Eckerling tomorrow.

Visit my illustrator, Heather Paye, on the 9th for a visit with Diane Sagan, ghostwriter.

Check out Heidi Thomas's blog for more info about Heather on the 16th, and visit with Jessica Aday Kennedy on the 26th of this month to find out more about me.


Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Janet, your books all sound like they touch on some interesting and thought-provoking topics. Wishing you continued success.

DarcĂ­a Helle said...

Janet, I agree with Jane. All your books seem designed to make children think, as well as entertain. I love the artwork for Secret Service Saint.

Nancy Famolari said...

The book sounds very interesting. I love the cover! Hope you have continued success!

elysabeth said...

Thanks for being here, Janet. I agree the Secret Service Saint looks like fun. Looking forward to seeing a cover for the next book you have coming up and finding out more about Janet. - E :)

Donna M. McDine said...

Intriguing story line. I must put this book on my to buy list for Christmas gifts!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you all for the nice comments. Jane and Darcia, most of my books seem to have something to do with people who are different and I hope they help children be more understanding of differences.

Karen Cioffi said...

Jan, your books look wonderful. And, I too love the artwork for SEcret Service Saint.

I love the idea that you try to help children be more accepting of differences - it's an important thing to learn.

And, Elysabeth, THANKS for remembering to pay the tour forward!!!

elysabeth said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by - it's been a delight having Janet here. See you all at the next stop. - E :)

Janet Ann Collins said...

I appreciate what all of you have said a lot. Thanks for the comments and many thanks to you, Elysabeth, for hosting me.

Cheryl said...

Somehow I missed Jan's time here. I loved The Peril of the Sinister Scientist and I'm looking forward to her new book.

Jan, if you check back in, I wish you all the success in the world.


Virginia S Grenier said...

Janet, I've been following your blog for sometime, but it is great getting to know you better through guest posts and interviews.

kathy stemke said...

Sorry I'm late to the party. Just wanted to wish you continued success on your books, Janet. Your upcoming books sounds like a winner too.