Interview with Janae Mitchell

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I remember reading was "The Dollhouse Murders" by Betty Ren Wright when I was in the fourth grade. It was spooky with an element of the paranormal, as well as mystery, scaring me at times. I absolutely loved it! Of course, the paranormal world has stuck with me ever since then.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Most definitely bloggers. (I ♥ bloggers!) They have a passion for books and an eagerness to help new authors, like myself.
Describe your desk
My lap is very often my desk. But my 'designated' desk is beautiful, made for me by my dad, and is never cluttered, which makes me nervous.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Tennessee, where all of my writing takes place. I'm country at heart, which reflects in my writing.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing short stories when I was in elementary school, which led to poetry as a teen. Then life happened and I put writing on hold... until it grabbed hold of me again in my thirties.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I've always had a fascination with the paranormal. Most paranormal books that are currently out there consist mostly of vampires, wolves, shifters, fae, but usually not ghosts. So, since I'm a paranormal investigator and love the thought of ghosts, I decided to write my own ghost series. (And since I'm also a lover, I had to throw that element in, too.)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is when someone says they loved reading my words. To have someone say they are 'fangirling' over me is just the best thing ever and no amount of money can compare to that feeling.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't have fans, I have readers—and as an author, they mean EVERYTHING to me.
What is your writing process?
I get a story in my head, write down the characters and their characteristics, as well as important facts I need to remember so I can carry them throughout the book/series, and then I just write. When I started the FOR ALWAYS series, I didn't have a clue how it was going to end, which is crazy, I know, especially when I signed a contract for three books and had no idea what two and three were going to consist of. But it all seems to just flow as I write. And if I get stuck, I step away and live the story in my mind for a while, letting it come to me instead of forcing it.
Published 2014-06-13.
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Books by This Author

Leaves of Three
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,790. Language: American English. Published: November 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Seventeen-year-old Talon Jones was warned to stay away from her but didn’t listen. The fact that Ivy Jordan came with a warning label only piqued his interest even more. Instantly drawn to her, he quickly gets wrapped up in her beauty and wild spirit, not realizing how dangerously entangled he would become.
Your Worst Fears
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,640. Language: American English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
When a seemingly normal paranormal investigation turns out to be anything but, with investigators running from things they can't see and noises that have no origin, they're thankful when morning comes. However, what the team fails to realize is that they might be able to leave the sanatorium, but they'll never really be able to get away. Once the ghosts are awakened, so are your worst fears.
Life Can Change
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,760. Language: American English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Kaden Jones’s life will never be the same. Being physically and mentally broken after a devastating accident, it seems there's only one person who can rescue him from the shattered shell of his former self, and that's Emersyn Moore. The problem is, will he let her rescue him? Will he let her in, or did the accident change him so much that he'll always be right out of her reach?
In An Instant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,860. Language: American English. Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Summers are supposed to be carefree; a time to relax in the sun and enjoy life. But what if all that changed? What if a normal summer day turned into a day no one would ever forget? We never think it will happen to us, but it can. For Kaden and everyone who loves him, including Emersyn Moore, it did. The day that altered their lives forever happened... and it happened in an instant.
Feels Like Rain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,240. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Jet is different. Able to feel the emotions of those around him, he chooses to spend his days in solitude, pushing out the feelings that attempt to consume him—until he meets Kalista Lafontain. Even though he was warned to stay away from her, he didn’t listen. He didn't care how powerful or hated her family was; he'd risk it. Little did he know, that risk would change his life forever.
Unleashed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,340. Language: American English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
But it's just a game... When Jailyn’s best friend, Prestley, brought in a new game, Jailyn didn't want to play. However, after a little persuading, she gave in. Unbeknownst to the girls, they weren't just playing a game. Instead, the game was playing them.
For Always Prequel
Price: Free! Words: 6,130. Language: American English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A prequel to the best-selling FOR ALWAYS series, published by Limitless Publishing.
Haunted
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,700. Language: American English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Being haunted isn't always a bad thing... as long as you can survive it.