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Random Things About Janeal
Question: How do you say your name?
Funny story. No one says either my first or last name properly. It’s something I’m just used to by now, but here’s a guide in case you’d like to say it correctly.
Janeal = Janelle or Jan – ell
Falor = Like “Taylor” but with a F
Question: You fence? That is so cool! When did you learn to do that?
It is cool, isn’t it? I love it so much! I haven’t had a chance to do it lately because we moved, and I’ve had a hard time finding where to fence at. I originally learned to fence back in 2015 from a community group. It was super awesome! I miss it every day.
Question: I heard you are Mormon, is that true?
Yes, I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you’re interested in talking about it, feel free to email me. Want to know more? Check out mormon.org
Question: How long have you been writing?
I remember writing even when I was a little kid. My first story was about these aliens that were nothing but heads and floated around in these special cases. I drew pictures to go with it and everything.
Around 2006 is when I got serious about writing. It’s also when my first child was born. I found I wanted to do something outside of being a mom. Writing became that thing, and I’m a better mom for it.
Question: Have you ever traveled outside of the US?
Yes. I have been to Mexico and Canada. Some day I’d love to visit Europe and Taiwan. My husband lived in Taiwan for two years, and the stories he tells and the food there makes me want to go. Europe has so much cool history, art, and architecture, I’d really love to visit.
Question: Where did you get the idea for the Mine series?
Back in January 2012, I had been reading a lot of books about arranged marriages. Then I got thinking, what if these women were were being sold off for something besides money? Something they had, but couldn’t control. Something like … Magic! And You Are Mine was born.
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