About the Author:
Janet Beasley, author of The Hidden Earth Series
(a six volume series), is successfully carving her niche` in the inspirational
epic fantasy genre for middle grades and YAs. Even the young at heart are enjoying
the escape her writing style presents. Her long term goals include landing The Hidden Earth Series with Scholastic and on Accelerated Reader lists for kids, as well as bringing it to the big screen and/or developing a TV series of adventures for kids. Her ultimate goals remain disclosed to the public at this time, but rest assured, Janet is not afraid to dream big. . .OK, ginormous!
Janet's debut novel, Volume 1 Maycly the Trilogy,
raised to the top 3 positions in its genre on Amazon, and even landed ahead of
the Hunger Games. Maycly the Trilogy is being considered for classroom applications and being placed on national reader lists such as Macaroni Kid and YALSA.
The remaining five novels in the series are currently underway with a hopeful release of Volume 2 Planet Land - The Adventures of Cub and Nash sometime in 2013. For more information on the upcoming novels visit the Upcoming Novels page right here on the Hidden Earth Series website.
By appearing for book signings, speaking engagements, and facilitating at local events in person, and out-of-state events via Skype, audiences are perking up when they
hear this author’s name…and it’s not just for her fantasy novels.
with her sister, Dar Bagby, who serves as her full time professional proofreader/editor and illustrator, to create more than just
stories. Volume 1 Maycly the Trilogy expands by leaps and bounds with two
companion books (a full color illustration book and a cook book), as well as an
online memorabilia shop, hand crafted jewelry made by Janet and Dar's 81 year old dad, and amazingly enough – gourmet dog treats.
As the founder/owner of JLB Creatives (a subsidiary of Multi-Tech Productions, Inc.) Janet is enjoying combining her skills as an author, facilitator, and event planner. She is a key part to producing the Authors in the Park Event Series, and is a co-creator and facilitator for the new Lit Wits educational review and critique group sessions. Janet is elated that her company, JLBC, will serve in the roll of publisher for the Lit Wits anthologies.
Janet is one whom media pros have found to be quite a treat. She is not camera shy, and enjoys speaking to large groups. She has been interviewed through pod casts regarding her authorship on programs such as Judyth Piazza's Student Operated Press, J Blair Brown's Livin' the Dream, and Gelatis Scoop G-Zone. She and her husband have appeared in TV commercials, spread ads, and international conferences, and have done several radio spots as characters or themselves.
multi-talented when it comes to her creativity. She excels in technical theater, multi-media, audio visual, has developed
a training center and its curriculum for AV technicians. She has produced and directed theatrical productions, and served as a theater lighting and special effects technician. She has written fiction -
non-fiction – stage plays - and an autobiography. She has crafted award winning
poetry, and been published in trade specific magazines. Janet enjoys the
outdoors by kayaking and hiking with her husband, and photographing nature. She
also loves animals (dogs are her favorite), spending time with her family, and
In 2013 you'll find Janet and her JLB Creatives Executive Team appearing at 4 Authors in the Park events which include Spring Into Art on 3/30 in Mount Dora Florida - Picnic with an Author on 7/6 in Gilbert Park Mount Dora Florida - Book-toberfest at Scott's Farm in October (date TBA) Mount Dora Florida - and Christmas Spectacular! in December (date TBA) Mount Dora Florida. The JLBC team has plans to enter the Mount Dora Christmas Parade - you never know what to expect with this team of creative geniuses. They will be also showcasing their writing talents and company services at the UCF Book Festival UCF Orlando FL, Green Day Silver Springs FL, and The Heritage Book Fest St. Augustine FL. In October Janet will return with her sister to Skype with the Young Writers Workshop (via Skype) at the Pickford Community Library.
We asked Janet if she could live in a fantasy world what would it be like? Without hesitation she answered. . .
"My log cabin (with a hot tub on the porch and a fireplace in the gathering room) would be built rather far off a dirt road where tame wildlife is abundant. My bed and pillow would be so soft I'd sink ever so deeply encasing myself in the fluffiness. The continuous aroma of a north woods forest and plumerias combined would float on the breeze. The trees would never lose their leaves, only change to brilliant colors in autumn then back to green in summer. Flowers would grow in whimsical bouquets. Spider webs with dew drops would be my jewelery. Clear water rivers would run effortlessly through the land (the absolute best for kayaking) ending up in calm lakes lined with stately trees and foliage for water fowl to build their nests. Fluorescent illuminated aquatic species and plants would bring light from the
depths to the top of the waters. There would be a dock at the end of every path that leads to the water's edge. At the end of each dock would be a few log chairs with plush seat pads and a table to place a drink. There would be a magic wand on each dock table too - just for creating fireworks or auroras in the evening skies. Sounds of numerous waterfalls of every size toppling from mogul hills and mountain tops would tickle the ears. Snow would never be cold. Birds would land in my hand singing their songs, and I would understand their words. The sky would be pink, purple, blue, amber, and gold. The twin suns would warm my bones during the day, and the three moons would tell me it's time for bed at night as they swooned me with their vocal lullabies. Sprites would be my daily guides through the woods. Fireflies would light my path in the evening. Of course my family and friends would be welcome anytime and could stay as long as they'd like. I would have my soul mate Don and canine companions by my side. Let's see, did I forget anything? Oh yeah...and there would be an endless supply of chocolate and sweet berries."
Janet's motto in life?
"Stay casual, live life to the fullest, and have a piece of chocolate for me."