About the Author
If you are looking for an award-winning, best selling, 5 star author and artist who leaves you wanting more in the realms of fantasy, historical fiction, everyday life fiction, and steampunk art you have found her!
Author/artist Janet Beasley is the retired CEO of JLB Creatives Publishing and BeaslePunk. She is a multi-talented, 5 star and #1 best selling author of epic fantasy. She has also landed 5 star status in non-fiction and is an award-winning poet. The kudos do not stop there...she and her husband Don have also received "Peoples Choice Award" for their steampunk artistry at the Orlando Museum of Art Dreams of Steam Event.
Though epic high fantasy is her main-stay she also holds 5 star review status under her pen name in the realm of historical fiction, and plans on writing more 5 star worthy selections under her pen name in other fictional genres. In the future Janet has plans in the works for sharing her writing expertise in a mini-series of non-fiction ebook shorts. In addition Janet has written for several anthologies, and been published in trade specific magazines.
The Hidden Earth Series (when finished) will be a six novel/two companion book series. To this date,: January 2018, Janet has published within the Hidden Earth Series Volume 1 Maycly the Trilogy, Volume Planet Land, and Volume 3 Planet Water, with Volume Planet Sky in final editing, and is currently writing Volume 5 Planet Fire, and Volume 6 SULs New Earth. The two Hidden Earth Series companion books consist of the cookbook, More Than Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup, from her fantasy world of Maycly and a full color illustration book, The Chukkons Say Ye Need ta Be a-Seein Maycly, depicting the animals, characters, terrain, and dwellings found on the fantasy world of Maycly.
Who will enjoy reading her epic fairy tale novels? Anyone who enjoys uplifting clean tales of good vs. evil filled with adventures, trials, epic battles, and a hint of magic. Those who love to discover fresh new characters-animals-and lands will find her novels a treat. Illustrations, drawn by her sister Dar Bagby, scattered throughout make some of the novels come to life. Readers will not find explicit sex scenes, foul language, or disturbing violence. They will find characters, Earthly or not, to whom they can relate. Even the young at heart will enjoy the escape her novels bring to life. Ages ranging from 10-85 have enjoyed them.
Using the pen name J.D. Karns, Janet co-wrote, with her 82 year old father, Charles Young, and published the 5 star historical fiction novel 28 Months of Heaven and Hell. This novel is based on the journal kept by WWII navy veteran, Carl Lee Young (Charles oldest brother - still living as of January 2018 - 92 years old), while sailing the Pacific on the Melvin R. Nawman DE-416, during the war. This unique novel not only focuses on the real events of the war taken from the journal, but also touches the hearts of those who wonder what life was like back home while their loved one was away.
Janet inherited her father's pen name when he passed in 2017. She plans on honoring her father by writing in additional genres such as everyday-life fiction, cozy mysteries, and other fiction genres.
Her hobbies include kayaking the crystal-clear spring-fed rivers of Florida with her husband, photographing nature, playing ping pong, and baking cupcakes. Her loves of life include family, dogs, creating steampunk art and dressing in steampunk style, watching action-adventure and fantasy movies, and sunsets.
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Always stay casual, live life to the fullest, and have a piece of chocolate for me!
Here's wishing you a stellar, enchanted day.
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