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I write fiction and nonfiction for children and adults.

My debut Western historical novel, Desperate Straits is a 2015 Peacemaker Award finalist.

I donate a portion of the proceeds from MONTY The Courageous Survival of a Rescue Dog to animal rescue organizations.

My picture book, The Gingerbread Cowboy, is the Arizona Governors 2007 First Grade Book and a special edition of 100,000 copies was printed for distribution to every first grade student in Arizona.

My interest in the historic West stems from the stories I heard growing up. My family pioneered their way through Texas, New Mexico and Arizona as ranchers, miners and lawmen. My favorite activity is any one that involves horses . . .

Or dogs . . . I can't remember a time when I didn't share
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Janet Squires I can't remember a time when I didn't share my life with at least one dog. My interest in animal rescue and welfare issues made writing MONTY The…moreI can't remember a time when I didn't share my life with at least one dog. My interest in animal rescue and welfare issues made writing MONTY The Courageous Survival of a Rescue Dog (to be released Summer 2014) an opportunity I couldn't resist. I've fostered numerous dogs in addition to the rescues that are part of my family. Monty's story was one I had to tell.(less)
Janet Squires I have a new picture book series, GRACIE JANE, that will launch this summer so I'm busy making plans for marketing and promoting that book. I'm also…moreI have a new picture book series, GRACIE JANE, that will launch this summer so I'm busy making plans for marketing and promoting that book. I'm also wrapping up my adult novel HERMIT'S REST which is the sequel to DESPERATE STRAITS -- Peacemaker Award 2015 Best Novel Finalist. In my spare time, I work on the screenplay for DESPERATE STRAITS and I'm outlining my ideas for a second children's series. (less)
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26346 History: Actual, Fictional and Legendary — 1065 members — last activity Sep 12, 2018 06:56PM
This group is for anyone whose interest in History goes beyond textbooks. While I enjoy reading books that cover actual events and actual people, I al ...more
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The western genre is a niche, and this is the place to gather. Where authors & readers can find each other, and talk about what's new. Post your weste ...more
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This is a group for all lovers of Historical Fiction and History to share the wonderful books they've read and to discover new books set in the past.
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Be transported into the wild and wooly past of the American Wild West, its history and legends of cowboys, western cowgirls,pioneer men and women of t ...more
23615 American Historical Fiction — 1452 members — last activity Oct 16, 2018 12:12AM
American history is fascinating and complex, yet it seems the majority of historical novels are based on European history. The purpose of this group i ...more
74638 All About Animals — 635 members — last activity May 15, 2018 07:35PM
We read books about all types animals, reptiles, sea life, birds, and insects. Also, any book with these as a second main character. The book that com ...more
16697 Western Readers — 101 members — last activity Sep 10, 2018 07:19PM
Discussion of western genre books. Open to all, historical, romance, classic, and contempary. Everyone is welcome!
109076 Animal lovers :D — 57 members — last activity Oct 18, 2015 02:39AM
If you love animals like cats, dogs, zebras, kangaroos,koalas, elephants or any other marine or land animal. This is the group for you!!!!
116859 Write About Dogs! — 111 members — last activity Jul 14, 2017 08:02PM
This is a group for people who write about dogs and people who read about them. Training books, memoirs, fiction, and any other woofy, waggy, shaggy, ...more
4225 American Westerns — 372 members — last activity Oct 12, 2018 06:12AM
The American Westerns group provides a forum for the appreciation and discussion of classic and current fiction of the Old West.
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Beth Hi Janet,
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