E-Book Readers, Unite!

I've been in e-mode for four weeks now, uploading my older, never-before-released and/or out-of-print books to kindle. It's been a blast. I have quite a few to go, but this is my list so far. I'm also listing the current prices. Many were at "free" status for a while, but amazon only lets that go on for five days. At any rate, I've listed them at low/competitive prices and hope my readers will take advantage of that! These books will eventually be on B&N, too, but I've signed a 90-day agreement with kindle for now. Here's the list!


[caption id="attachment_1973" align="alignleft" width="135" caption="Survivor!"][/caption]   SURVIVOR! A PARENT'S GUIDE TO RAISING TEENS IN THE 21st CENTURY (FREE until March 23rd!): This contemporary survival guide is a practical tool for Christian parents of teenagers. Each theme-based chapter is “led” by a biblical “tour guide,” with Scriptures that apply to a teen’s life and their particular issues. Some of these “tour guides” provide insight by having fallen away from God, others are examples to follow. At the end of each chapter the author poses a pertinent question to a variety of parents, teens, and youth workers, who each take a turn answering it from their perspective. Whether their kids are rebellious and wayward or full of spiritual zeal, the principles in this book will help parents develop or maintain a healthy relationship their teens—and with God. Moms and dads will find these biblical guidelines presented in a refreshing way that are easy to apply.   [caption id="attachment_1987" align="alignleft" width="135" caption="52 Fabulous Field Trips "][/caption] 52 FABULOUS FIELD TRIPS: ONE FOR EACH WEEK OF THE YEAR! (.99) Join author and homeschool mom Janice Hanna Thompson as she leads you on 52 exciting field trips. Each trip is loaded with tips for every academic subject. Why field trips? They provide an excellent way to teach! They offer students a break from the “hum-drumness” of the daily grind and offer teachers a new and refreshing way to approach “ordinary” places in an “extraordinary” way. It’s all about creativity! Getting “out of the box” is the goal. Once you’ve done that, nearly ANY place can become a field trip possibility. You’ll be surprised at how many academic subjects can be covered on a simple outing to the park or the airport. You’ll be stunned at students’ writings when you provide them with a new point of view. This book is intended to be a spring-board, offering basic ideas for places to go and things to do. Use your creativity skills to take these exercises a step further, if you like. Shape them to suit your own personal needs or the needs of your students.   [caption id="attachment_1974" align="alignleft" width="135" caption="I Must Decrease"][/caption] I MUST DECREASE ($5.49): Being overweight is nothing to laugh at, but most people who want to lose weight are tired of the serious, "Thou shalt not" approach. Many are ready for a lighthearted look at weight loss--"a practical devotional approach that offers scriptural advice in a way that encourages and never condemns. Award-winner Christian author Janice Thompson shares light-hearted ways to lose weight and keep your humor intact. Based on her own experience of losing 100 pounds without surgery, Janice keeps the laughter going in this day-to-day format. Whether you want to drop five pounds or 150, this is the book to help you achieve that goal. I Must Decrease contains tips and testimonies from several well-known (and much-loved) Christian authors, including Mary Connealy, Lena Nelson Dooley, Martha Rogers, Kristin Billerbeck, Laurie Alice Eakes, Carrie Turansky, Marcia Gruver, Deb Ulrich, Gina Bishop, Pam Hillman and Lynette Sowell. Special Feature: This e-book version of Janice's devotional contains some of her favorite low-cal recipes. Bon Appetite! [caption id="attachment_1975" align="alignleft" width="135" caption="Make Money Writing"][/caption]   MAKE MONEY WRITING ($4.49): Every freelance author wants to earn top dollar. Whether you write novels, non-fiction books, articles, devotions or other short pieces, there is money to be made as a writer. Find how how to succeed as a freelancer by following the advice in this practical how-to book from multi-published Christian author Janice Hanna Thompson. She will give you the tools you need to succeed as a freelancer and will guide you on your journey to success as a writer.         CREATIVE WRITING FOR THE CHRISTIAN STUDENT (.99): In this exciting text for writers, multi-published author Janice Thompson offers hundreds of creative prompts, including story starters, what ifs, story-bagging, field trips and much more. Perfect for Christian school English teachers, Creative Writing teachers and homeschool families.     [caption id="attachment_1977" align="alignleft" width="135" caption="Word, Alive!"][/caption]   WORD, ALIVE! - USING THE BIBLE TO TEACH ACADEMICS (.99): From multi-published Christian author and homeschool mom Janice Thompson comes an exciting text, loaded with enough ideas to keep homeschool parents and Christian school teachers inspired for a full year. Each week the teacher/parent is introduced to a new section of scripture, which is then used to teach all areas of academia: vocabulary, writing, grammar, math, social studies, science, art skills, life skills and more.       The Happy Homeschooler: Four Texts in One for Christian Homeschoolers ($3.49) From multi-published Christian author and homeschool mom comes this exciting four-in-one text for homeschool families. Here’s what you will find inside the pages of this book: 52 FABULOUS FIELD TRIPS: In this fun text Janice leads you on 52 exciting field trips. Each trip is loaded with tips for every academic subject. CREATIVE WRITING FOR THE CHRISTIAN STUDENT: Includes hundreds of creative prompts, including story starters, what ifs, story-bagging, field trips and much more. Perfect for homeschool families! SURVIVOR: A PARENT’S GUIDE TO RAISING TEENS IN THE 21st CENTURY: This contemporary survival guide is a practical tool for Christian parents of teenagers. Each theme-based chapter is “led” by a biblical “tour guide,” with Scriptures that apply to a teen’s life and their particular issues. WORD ALIVE: USING THE BIBLE TO TEACH ACADEMICS: This fun text is loaded with enough ideas to keep homeschool parents inspired for a full year. Each week the teacher/parent is introduced to a new section of scripture, which is then used to teach all areas of academia: vocabulary, writing, grammar, math, social studies, science, art skills, life skills and more.


[caption id="attachment_2002" align="alignleft" width="135" caption="Duty to Die"][/caption] DUTY TO DIE (.99) Duty to Die, a "what-if" fictional thriller set in the not-too-distant future, comes almost too close for comfort in a society lacking a sanctity for life. Can death be packaged in such a way that it actually begins to look like a viable option for those in distress? If so, what will the consequences be for the elderly, terminally ill, and disabled? This story  is shockingly close to reality: Congress has enacted the "Duty to Die" law, forcing euthanasia on wide groups of children and adults who find themselves meeting the definition of "defective" according to the new law. A frightened young woman with a terminal illness, a new mother with a baby born with birth defects, a young man marked with HIV, and others fight against all odds. The "Duty to Die" law interferes with the rights guaranteed every American citizen in the 14th amendment. But who has the courage to fight this injustice? How can the raging tide be turned in time to save innocent lives?


[caption id="attachment_2000" align="alignleft" width="142" caption="Hurricane"][/caption]   HURRICANE ($3.49) It's 1900 and Brent Murphy, a prodigal son, is disillusioned with New York and his life as a newspaperman. Drawn home to Galveston Island, Brent knows it is likely he will face rejection from his father. On Saturday September 8, 1900, without warning, the citizens of Galveston Island are in for the fight of their lives when the hurricane of the century hits. In a single night of horror, more than 6,000 islanders lose their lives and countless others are left in devastation.Through the experience, Brent finally faces the truth of his own childhood and the stormy relationship he has with his parents. He finds the courage to write the story of his past and discovers a loving God.    


Take a walk down the aisle, Texas style!

[caption id="attachment_1925" align="alignleft" width="135" caption="Texas Weddings: One and Two"][/caption]   Texas Weddings: Books One and Two  ($3.79) BOOK ONE: A CLASS OF HER OWN: When Laura Chapman’s husband of over twenty years passes away, she finds herself the sole provider for two teenage children, lonely and frightened, and determined to return to college to obtain a degree. Then she lands in the same history class with her daughter and finds herself offending the toughest professor on campus. Professor Andrew Dougherty, still a bachelor at forty-seven, has sworn off women. His heart was broken years earlier by a skittish fiancee. Just when Laura feels that she has no alternative but to drop out of school due to stress and finances, Andrew begins to realize that it is time for the battle to cease between them. He is beginning to discover that his feelings for Laura Chapman are not at all what he thought at first. BOOK TWO: A CHORUS OF ONE: It’s the opportunity of a lifetime…Jessica Chapman has her happy ending planned out. Does it really matter that she and her fiance’ don’t agree on every little detail? Or even on some big ones–like her passion for music and the theater. Jessica plans to become Nathan Fisher’s wife and live “happily ever after” in Houston. But then Jess is offered the internship of her dreams. The handsome and tenderhearted Colin Phillips sees something special in Jessica, believing the Lord has chosen her to train vocally gifted children–in Dallas. Could God also have chosen her to play a more important role in Colin’s life? Should Jess settle for an ill-fitting lackluster marriage? Or will the Lord orchestrate the perfect due? To purchase Texas Weddings for your kindle, click here.


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Texas Weddings: Books Three and Four ($3.79)

BOOK THREE: SWEET CHARITY: A vivacious, undisciplined two year old named Charity has Shauna Alexander seriously questioning her calling as a child care provider. The toddler seems to thrive on wrecking havoc wherever she goes. Pastor Kent Chapman’s heart is still raw from losing his wife. He knows he spoils his daughter, but he can’t help but see his wife in her. Then during a computer repair mix-up, Kent finds himself distracted by Shauna. But when Shauna’s and Kent’s worlds collide over the rebellious toddler’s behavior, both must learn to accept responsibility and work toward reconciliation. Will the Lord cause Kent to choose between his daughter and his heart? Or will love sweeten Charity and their future?

BOOK FOUR: BANKING ON LOVE: Success defines Kellie Fisher. She’s always had a head for numbers and vision of the tomorrow. But when her father is hospitalized, she leaves the big city behind and rushes to be at her parents’ side. Nathan Fisher loves his life. His wife Kellie is beautiful; his condo is top of the line; his job is about to make him a partner. But something has changed Kellie, and Nathan’s heart is torn between Houston’s bustle and his wife, who is learning to live and love today. Could Nathan s priorities be bankrupt in the eyes of the one he loves most? To purchase Texas Weddings: Books Three and Four for your kindle, click here.


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Love, L.A. Style! ($3.49)

ANGEL INCOGNITO: Determined to prove she can be a good reporter, Angelina Fuentes begs her boss for one big story: She plans to tug L. A. ‘s heartstrings by exposing a group of con men. To get the scoop, Angel must go undercover as a cleaning woman. Peter Campbell believes wealth has corrupted his father’s character – that the older man no longer cares for the down-and-out. To prove that he’s nothing like his father, Peter throws himself into working with the needy. When Angel and Peter cross paths in a most unusual way, assumptions bury the truth. Will Peter allow the Lord to remove his mask of good works to reveal a secret heart of pride?

COSTUMES AND CAPPUCCINO: Costumes & Cappuccino is a humorous look at the life of Tawny Hibble, the twenty-eight year old daughter of Annelise and Horace Hibble, owners of Hibbles Dribble - Costumes, Conversation and Cappuccino in Van Nuys, California. Tawny is only a little concerned about the fact that her parents keep trying to fix her up with guys who come into the shop to rent costumes. Each of these lucky fellows leaves with a costume and the promise of a date with Tawny, against her better judgment. In the last couple of months she’s been out on four mercy dates - a dill pickle, Rhett Butler, the headless horseman and Zorro. The dates have all been fiascoes, and she is more convinced than ever that the single life is the life for her. She delves back into her work at the costume shop and even takes on a few extra hours at her second job, the wax museum in Hollywood, where she works on costuming the Rock ‘n Roll display. Duncan Evers is fairly new to California. He’s originally from Topeka, Kansas, and has come to the big city with stars in his eyes. His visions of taking L.A. by storm haven’t exactly panned out. After accidentally driving his ‘97 sedan through the plate-glass window of Hibbles Dribble, he determines that things can’t possibly get any worse. Wrong. He’s forced to take a part-time job at his great-uncle’s exterminating company to pay the bills until an acting job comes along. When Duncan and Tawny meet, sparks fly. . .and chaos ensues! Purchase Love, L.A. Style!



These cozies released in print from 2005 - 2010. I'm so excited to see them release in e-book form!

The Wedding Caper (The Bridal Mayhem Mystery Series)

When a $25,000 night deposit mysteriously disappears from the Clark County Savings and Loan, Annie Peterson, has reason to be concerned and to assume the role of amateur sleuth. Her husband’s job at the bank makes him a potential suspect, but knowing him to be a godly man, she can’t imagine it. Then again, there is that matter of the weddings to factor in. Twin daughters Brandi and Candy have just received proposals and two weddings are pending. Sure, Warren occasionally jokes about robbing the bank to pay for the ceremonies, but Annie knows him better than that…doesn’t she?


  Gone with the Groom (The Bridal Mayhem Mystery Series)

The best laid plans of brides and men go awry when Annie Peterson’s future son-in-law Scott disappears. Have pre-wedding jitters caused Brandi’s fiance to take flight, or are more sinister forces at work? Surely Annie can solve the riddle. But who could be behind this apparent kidnapping caper? Maybe the drug company Scott works for has hidden motives. Perhaps it’s the handiwork of Otis, Scott’s deceitful dad. But then again it could be the shady wedding photographer, or the “political enemies” of Scott’s mother. Will Annie solve the mystery and recover the missing groom, or will she suffer “regrets only”?


Pushing up Daisies (The Bridal Mayhem Mystery Series) Annie Peterson is beginning to feel like a perennial Mother of the Bride. . . She's just married off her oldest daughter but still has another ceremony/reception to plan for Brandy's twin sister, Candy. When Annie and her daughter visit the Clarksborough, Pennsylvania, florist shop,Flowers by Fiona, to order Gerber daisies for the big day, Annie's dachshund, Sasha, somehow escapes from the car. Sasha ends up in the floral delivery truck with young driver Justin Bastrop, en route to a delivery. Ironically, Justin stumbles into a crime scene at the local funeral home; complete with one too many dead bodies. Fiona is D.O.A. and Sasha is missing. Possibly for good; Who is behind the funeral home murder? Follow Annie as she attempts to follow the clues to solve the mystery.


The Perfect Match (The Bridal Mayhem Mystery Series)Join Annie Peterson as she follows the clues to discover who set fire to the local dating service, the Perfect Match. Is the arsonist the financially strapped widow who owns the matchmaking business, a mismatched newspaper editor, an unsatisfied and unmarried forty-something customer, or the new female investigator who, except for her suspicious past, seems the ideal mate for Annie’s son Devin? The race is on—to see whether or not Annie and her cohorts can solve the crime before another building is burned to the ground and before Devin becomes enamored of the woman who may be Ms. Wrong.



"The Freedom Express Series"

Written for children ages seven and up.

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BOOK ONE: Mariah's Message (.99)

Ten-year-old Mariah might be the daughter of a slave, but that doesn't keep her from becoming friends with the slave-owner's daughter, Lou-Belle. The girls must learn to overcome all types of obstacles as their friendship progresses. Along the way, they learn many lessons about true freedom in Christ. Their adventures on the Mississippi plantation will give youngsters a history lesson, along with a clear presentation of the gospel message.

To purchase Mariah's Message, click here.

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BOOK TWO: Lou-Belle, a Southern Belle (.99)

Lou-Belle might be the daughter of a slave-owner, but her newfound faith gives her the wisdom she needs to treat everyone on the plantation as a friend. Her relationship with Mariah, a young slave girl, gives her great joy, though her father would surely disapprove if they were caught.

To purchase Lou-Belle, a Southern Belle, click here.

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BOOK THREE: Mariah to the Rescue (.99)

When Mariah Johnston comes to her friend Lou-Belle's rescue, things begin to change for the better on the plantation. And when Lou-Belle's home burns to the ground, help comes from unexpected places.

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BOOK FOUR: Lou-Belle Learns a Lesson (.99)

Sadness comes to the plantation, but Lou-Belle must learn to deal with all of it. The Civil War is underway, and she must be brave. Her friendship with Mariah is put to the test, but once again they prove that a godly friendship always wins out.

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BOOK FIVE: Mariah's Road to Freedom (.99)

Abraham Lincoln has just signed the Emancipation Proclamation, but what does that mean to Mariah and her family? Will they leave the plantation? Will she lose her friendship with Lou-Belle?


  1. Kitty says:

    Loved your book Fools Rush In, can’t wait for the next installment…

  2. Beth Ann Blanchard says:

    I am 62 years old and not a reader. Found your Fools rush in series needed something to read on a plane flight. Bought #2 couldn’t put it down. Told my husband I needed to find #1 to see how we got to #2. Then bought #3 also. My husband was very impressed I could even remember what I read. That was the first book I have read all the way through in my entire lie. Than you very much. Looking forward to read more.

    • Janice says:

      Thank you so much! You’ve made my day! So glad you’ve enjoyed Bella’s story. I’m currently working on a spinoff series. Can’t wait!

      • Catherine Prell says:

        I can’t wait to read the spin-off! I got a kindle fire for Christmas and stumbled upon Fools Rush In and then tracked down the next 2 in the series. Great read! I was so happy to find out that it was a faith based series! Great books! :))

  3. Rebecca says:

    I’ve just devoured the first two Bella books and am partway through the third. I hear you might be writing more about Bella? I LOVE her, please do! (and then release them on the UK Kindle site since I’m in the UK now)

    • Janice says:

      Yes, it’s true! I’ve already turned in “Picture Perfect” (the first book in the spin-off series). You will see Bella, DJ and their two children through the eyes of folks in the wedding business. Such fun! Thanks for reading!

  4. Sally Clark says:

    Hi Janice,
    My 29 year old daughter loaned her Bella books to me and I love them as much as she does. She is newly engaged to her handsome dairy farmer & they plan to marry in about a year. Her aunts & I are getting together for lunch soon and I would love to give her a wedding planning book or organizer.Do you have any of these types of books that you have written or could recommend? Thanks Janice.

    • Janice says:

      I do! If you will email me at booksbyjanice (at) aol.com I will give you details about my wedding planner book. It’s not an organizer, but is a devotional for brides-to-be! :)

  5. roxistyle says:

    I LOVE your series that started with fools rush in! I’m doing a school project on an author that I admire and wanted to know if we could talk and i could ask you a couple questions so i can give a report to my class.

    • Janice says:

      That would be great! Email me at booksbyjanice (at) aol.com and ask any questions you like. I might even be able to do a voice recorded message for your class if you like. :)

      • roxistyle says:

        That would be great… my speech is possibly this Wednesday, 5/2/12
        I will absolutely email you with my questions! Thanks for all the help…

        Your books are really good :)

  6. Rachel Evans says:

    I really like your Word Alive homeschool text. I purchased it with the Happy Homeschooler combo on Amazon, but I’d really like to be able to print it out. I have found that I prefer to have my curriculum printed instead of on the computer or tablet. I have searched for it in print form or just as a regular e-book that I could print, but I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. Any tips? Thanks.

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