Janice Ross

Biography

Janice was born in Guyana, South America and migrated to the USA in 1980. Although her citizenship certificate now reads the United States of America, she considers herself a citizen of the world. Sure she has not physically been around the world and back, but she's travelled in her mind and dreams. Janice is also the proud mother of teenage boys.

Janice is an author. She enjoys writing about social issues and personal experiences. Janice's debut release was entitled Damaged Girls. She uses the three books in that series to detail the effects of different forms of abuse, discussing issues that are known to be taboo. Her latest release, Jumping Ship, is a dedication to her country of birth and an introductory novella to the Island Hopping Series - due out in 2014. It's poised to be a colorful and emotional experience of life, love and family.

Janice enjoys reading. And is drawn to stories with distinct characters that she can love or hate, characters she can form alliances with or characters that she can swear off and despise. She is also weak for a good cultural tale, preferably in the form of historical fiction. Janice loves to be taken off guard by clever language and settings.

Janice is also a devout supporter and promoter of other authors through social media. She hosts a weekly show, Cultural Cocktails, on the largest social radio network, Blog Talk Radio.

You can also connect with Janice G. Ross on -

Talk show: www.blogtalkradio.com/culturalcocktails

Blog: http://jgrwriter.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGRWriter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cultural.Cocktails

Google+: https://plus.google.com/104579627944902429382/posts/p/pub?partnerid=gplp0

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/janice-ross/58/691/894/

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I typically start out with an idea and take it from there. This was not entirely the case with Jumping Ship or several other stories that I’ve been working on. As my writing gets more complex and I venture into mysteries, I am forced to become a plotter. With Jumping Ship, there are twists, turns and details that needed to be as precise as possible. This novella takes place at different times and different countries even. That is just a sample of what is to come, as I continue on in the series. But this method is enjoyable for me.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Funny thing is, I don't recall reading a tremendous amount of children's books when I was little. I specifically remember reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, well before I could fully comprehend the novel. And so, I dove into this fantastic novel, with a dictionary handy. I would take notes, highlight and make sure that I could understand what was written. I continued this process each summer, until I was able to read straight through without a major hitch. I believe this experience helped me to appreciate literature in a major way.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Janice Ross online


Videos

Damaged Girls I Book Trailer
Part 1 of the family & relationship series, Damaged Girls by Janice G. Ross

Books

Trinidad & Tobago (Island Hopping Series)
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Price: $3.29 USD. Words: 38,210. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The Island Hopping series is a remarkable journey of Sakkara Riley’s quest to locate her parents. What she learns is so much more than was ever expected. In Trinidad & Tobago, Sakkara enlists the help of a local elderly historian, Natalia Day and her doting grandson, Anthony Lam. Equipped with her parcel of artifacts and a determined bravado, Sakkara uncovers more than she ever thought possible.
Loving Nate
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 27,780. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Loving Nate is Leah's story of falling in love with Mr. Perfect. Leah falls fast and hard, losing all sense of reasoning. Love can do that to a gal, especially when the guy is as smooth as Nathan Moore. Loving Nate is about Leah's journey of falling in love, when she should have been standing in love.
Damaged Girls III
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Damaged and corrupted was only the beginning of this journey. Jessica Rodney and Jillian McConnell had travelled this road for years. All that linked the two, a selfish male with a taste for youthful flesh Steven Briggs (AKA Stevie). As if he’d not ruined enough lives, Stevie adds to the equation. Tension builds, drama unfolds and love crumbles. Secrets have been unveiled, deep dark lives exposed.
Jumping Ship (Island Hopping Series)
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 21,060. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The year was nineteen seventy-five. Pregnant seamstress, Petrina Dugal, became a runaway at the age of twenty-six. She ran away from a brutish husband, Roger, and a well-loved South American home in Georgetown, Guyana; at the heart of her rebellion – an enigmatic lover named Michael Chen.
Damaged Girls II
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Series: Damaged Girls. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,940. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Get excited, cry, curse, hate, love, and despise! If you’ve already read Damaged Girls I, then these emotions should be familiar. The Damaged Girls Family & Relationship Series began with an introduction to the complex love triangle of Steven Briggs, Jillian McConnell and Jessica Rodney. In the second book of the series, Damaged Girls II, get pulled deeper into the trauma and gain valuable knowled
Damaged Girls
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Series: Damaged Girls. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,000. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Be warned… Romance is not at the heart of Damaged Girls. This series revolves around contemporary issues in families and relationships. Steven Briggs is thirty-five, gorgeous and partially successful as an auto shop owner-wannabe. He loves women – young women to be exact. Moreover, he is not above manipulating any situation to have the women he wants. Independent twenty year old Jillian

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