Writer Groupie Episode 39 Interview with Janie Franz

Writer Groupie Episode 39 Interview with Janie Franz

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Welcome Groupies! This is the interview I have been promising you for a while. Due to lack of internet for a solid week, I got behind in posting, so you are getting it now. Two podcasts in one week! This is a very good thing, so I hope you enjoy it!

**Remember to listen to the audio only version of the podcast for the latest info on Writer Groupie, my work, and info from the writing industry. Tips and tools you will use for producing your own work. I don’t include the audio intro on the video. **

Don’t forget–you can see the upcoming guest list on the WG page here and I hope you enjoy each episode!

Now off we go, and on with the show!


Janie Franz

Janie Franz comes from a long line of liars and storytellers with roots deep in east Tennessee. Honed by the frigid Northern Plains and the high desert of New Mexico, as well as a degree in anthropology, her writing skill and curiosity have generated thousands of feature and cover articles over a vast range of topics for more than a hundred regional, national, and international publications.

Janie, the author of eleven titles, is full of great information and inspiration for authors, so I am excited to have her on Writer Groupie Podcast.


In this episode, we learn about:

  • Janie’s Bowdancer Saga and if there will be more books coming out soon
  • She tells us about her writing journey and how her series came to be (including presentation of her covers which are lovely!)
  • We learn how the Lost Song Trilogy got its title
  • Insider info about Lea Schizas and her publishing company Muse It Up Publishing and how Janie came to be a client.
  • Details about her archaeology/romance/thrillers series with Ruins: Discovery

  • and the second in the series Ruins: Artifacts

  • Insider details : How Janie writes as a pantser and her view about pantzing versus outlining
  • Information about her book, Sugar Magnolia, which is all about the music industry and how she had to get permissions for a lot of names she used.
  • How Janie is planning on using book trailers to market her work
  • Janie had to research a lot of things for her books and tells about researching horses and riders and how writing has been cathartic for her
  • Motivation : How she finds time to write and still has a normal life
  • Janie assures us that BLOG TOURS are still a viable means of promotion for a writer with work to promote. The only difference is…don’t sell your book. Check it out in this episode!


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    Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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