J. D. Karns


If you are looking for an award winning, best selling, 5 star author who leaves you wanting more in the realms of fantasy, historical fiction, and everyday life fiction you have found her!

Author Janet Beasley is the retired CEO of JLB Creatives Publishing. She is a multi-talented, 5 star, award winning, #1 best selling author of epic fantasy, poetry, and historical fiction. Her main stay is epic fantasy where magic and enchantment abound.

The Hidden Earth Series (when finished) will be a six novel/two companion book series. To this date: Jan 2018, Janet has published within the Hidden Earth Series Volume 1 Maycly the Trilogy, Volume Planet Land, and Volume 3 Planet Water, with Volume Planet Sky in final editing, and is currently writing Volume 5 Planet Fire,and Volume 6 SULs New Earth. The two Hidden Earth Series companion books consist of the cookbook, More Than Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup, from her fantasy world of Maycly and a full color illustration book, The Chukkons Say Ye Need ta Be a-Seein' Maycly, depicting the animals, characters, terrain, and dwellings found on the fantasy world of Maycly.

Who will enjoy reading her epic fairy tale novels? Anyone who enjoys uplifting clean tales of good vs. evil filled with adventures, trials, epic battles, and a hint of magic. Those who love to discover fresh new characters-animals-and lands will find her novels a treat. Illustrations, drawn by her sister Dar Bagby, scattered throughout make some of the novels come to life. Readers will not find explicit sex scenes, foul language, or disturbing violence. They will find characters, Earthly or not, to whom they can relate. Even the young at heart will enjoy the escape her novels bring to life. Ages ranging from 10-85 have enjoyed them.

Maycly is a world everyone longs to experience. But for Iona it has become a fading dream. She was left alone to fend for herself, and after years of searching for her missing family she had all but given up hope. But the Grand Wizard SUL had a plan. This epic three part novel is filled with adventure, trials, love, and epic battles. Will Iona ever find her missing family? Will she discover her true destiny? Is Maycly bound to an existence of Evil for eternity? What will happen to Earth? Only the tales of Hidden Earth will tell. Characters, plants, and animals come life through 70+ illustrations. In addition there are 10 maps, family trees, three teaser recipes from the world of Maycly, and so much more.

Using the pen name J.D. Karns, Janet co-wrote, with her 82 year old father, Charles Young, and published the 5 star historical fiction novel 28 Months of Heaven and Hell. This novel is based on the journal kept by WWII navy veteran, Carl Lee Young (Charles oldest brother - still living as of January 2018 - 92 years old), while sailing the Pacific on the Melvin R. Nawman DE-416, during the war. This unique novel not only focuses on the real events of the war taken from the journal, but also touches the hearts of those who wonder what life was like back home while their loved one was away.

In addition Janet has written for several anthologies, been published in trade specific magazines, co-authored non-fiction works, and is an award winning poet. Her hobbies include kayaking the crystal-clear spring-fed rivers of Florida with her husband, photographing nature, playing ping pong, and baking cupcakes. Her loves of life include family, dogs, creating steampunk art and dressing in steampunk style, watching action-adventure and fantasy movies, and sunsets.

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28 Months of Heaven and Hell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,030. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018 by Janet Beasley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » War
5 star review says "I think it is so educational and I love stories that really bring history to life..." Based on the journal kept by WWII navy veteran, Carl Lee Young while sailing the Pacific on the Melvin R. Nawman DE-416, the book not only focuses on the real war events, but also touches the hearts of those who wonder what life was like back home. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll shout oh my!

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