Hi everyone! Welcome to my world! My name is Janie Howard. I'm originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but lived in Florida for many years. January 2014 was the beginning of a new start for me. I moved back home to Georgia and now live in Canton with my family. It's been quite an adjustment, but exciting too. I'm happy to be back home again and having the chance for a new life with new adventures.
I enjoy reading and writing- fiction and nonfiction. I enjoy writing nonfiction because it gives me the opportunity to interview people to see what their thoughts and opinions are on different subjects. I'm into the paranormal and I like to hear about other people's personal experiences with spirits and with the unexplained. The paranormal isn't just about ghost hunting. There is the human factor also. It's about the history of people, places and the histories of families. Every family has its own stories to tell and I love to hear those stories. Writing fiction is enjoyable to me because it gives me the chance to stretch my brain and create my own worlds. Creating the people that live in those worlds lets my imagination fly. They can be anything and they can do anything. It's all about freedom, folks.
I am a retired school bus driver of nine years with Alachua and Marion County, Florida. I attended and graduated from the Long Ridge Writers Group program. My article, "Overlooked", was about bus driving and was published as a special feature in the Ocala Star Banner on November 28, 2004. I attended and graduated with honors from Rasmussen College in Ocala, Florida with an Associates Degree of Science in Criminal Justice/Psychology. I have written for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and some of my work was published on Yahoo Voices.