About

Welcome to the North Woods! My name is Janis  and I’m a Christian country gal with a flare for the creative! I am the author of four poetry books. all under my maiden name of Janis I. Monroe:

and one nonfiction history book:

Aside from being the author of several poems, lyrics and a nonfiction history book, I also write short stories and articles. I have several ideas for at least two nonfiction books (one on my Celiac discovery, and the other on Fibromyalgia) and many more fictional stories that I’m not sure if they will be short stories, or novels. Aside from writing, I’m a stay at home mom and wife, part-time editor, photographer, book lover, cook & baker (gluten free) who strives to follow God wherever He may lead. In this blog, you will see posts related to my writing journey such as what projects I’m on, if I’m participating in Camp NaNo, or NaNoWriMo, as well as links to blog posts, or news articles in the writing and publishing field I find interesting and insightful. I do suffer from fibromyalgia and for those who don’t know it is a chronic body-wide pain and fatigue syndrome. Unfortunately this means I can’t write as often as I’d like, but that doesn’t mean I can’t take small steps toward writing another novel and publishing. It just means It will take me longer. But I’ll get there! Please join me on this writing adventure!

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