Jane McBride


Jane McBride was born in Rochester, New York and grew up in a small town called Medina in Western New York in an old farm house. The house, barn and yard allowed for a constant flow and supply of all kinds of different animals who were cherished and loved to the elderly ends of their long lives. She joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1986 and served a mission to Oregon from 1990-1991. She met her husband during that time and they now live in Taylorsville, UT with their two little boys and a whole bunch of animals. She is the author of A Little Hair of the Dog, Reigning Cats and Dogs, The Cats and the Cradle and Cat's Got His Tongue in The Ann and Henry series, as well as Down Ballantyne Road and Asylum song in the Alice and Porkbelly series.

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Cat's Got His Tongue
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,280. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Kyle, Ann and Henry the Great Dane are back in this final installment in the Ann and Henry series.
Asylum Song
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
In the second book of the Alice and Porkbelly series, Alice Gregg and her feline medium Porkbelly stumble on another restless apparition. Alice, Porkbelly and their friend Della hit the road again as they try to unravel a Civil War era mystery of a long term resident of a New York insane asylum. Can she get the peace she deserves?
Beautiful Sayers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 20th Century
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nine year old Beautiful Sayers wants nothing more than to be liked and accepted, and never stops trying to unlock the secret of finding her way into the hearts of others. Do unto others and love your enemies is what she has been taught, but her classmates can't see past her bright red hair and two different colored eyes. She and her faithful dog Colby might just crack the code.
Down Ballantyne Road
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,730. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Diner owner Alice Gregg and her cat, Porkbelly, start seeing the ghost of a little girl named Fanny who needs their help before she can rest. Alice hopes she's just seeing things and wants Fanny to go away, but she isn't left with much choice when ghostly pranks are pulled at the diner. Can Alice, Porkbelly and their friend Della find out what happened to a little girl over sixty years ago?
The Cats and the Cradle
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,470. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Comfort zones are a thing of the past when a stranger knocks on the door of new parents Ann and Kyle Mendez and turns Ann's world upside down. Join Ann, Kyle, Henry, Aunt Gertrude, Aunt Leona and the rest of the gang as they absorb devastating news and, together, try to figure out how to turn it into a blessing in the third book of the Ann and Henry series.
Reigning Cats and Dogs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,660. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Ann and Henry ride again as they get ready for a wedding, deal with troublesome relatives and put their paws on a gang of car burglars in Reigning Cats and Dogs.
A Little Hair of the Dog
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 95,710. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance
When 27 year old Mormon Ann Bixby returns to the small town of her childhood after the death of her father, she has no idea that she is about to become a mother-to a 180 pound abandoned Great Dane-and a lifeline to a reclusive and bitter young man.

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  • Aversion (Book One of The Mentalist Series) on March 10, 2013

    If I could give this ten or twenty stars, I certainly would. They just won't let me. I loved this book, though I usually don't read novellas (too short). I went into this not expecting much, but I was sucked in from page one and read the whole thing in a very short time simply because I couldn't put it away. Gemma Green is a 15 year old girl who has a special ability. She has the ability to detect someone else's upcoming life altering mistakes and avert those mistakes. This ability is to be used in benevolence only, never for her own benefit or for any other alterior motive. Averters are all supposed to be boys (as far as Gemma knows, she is some kind of freaky exception) and are separated from their mothers at birth. Gemma has always accepted the absence of her mother and lives with her father, with whom she has a very strong and stable relationship. Not every 15 year old is full of parent hating angst, thank goodness. Gemma finally receives her first Assignment-a boy named Russ, her age, at her school, is going to drive drunk and...well, you can imagine why it might be desirable to avert the outcome of that. But there is a catch with Russ (who is a catch himself). He's supposed to forget his experience with Gemma and go on with his life. Instead he has vague stirrings of what happened and forms a strong attachment to Gemma, who can't seem to avoid him. Their relationship is more mature than I would normally expect of two 15 year old kids, but I think most readers would agree that they are a special pair and it might not be so surprising after all. As events unfold, secrets that were unknown to Gemma come to light, not only about her parents and her past, but also about her, Russ, and the significance of their strange bond. I thought the writing, form and POV were all perfect. Literally, I mean that. The story is told in first person and I love Gemma's British voice (I can't help myself, I love 'reading' British and this was particularly well done). The market is currently flooded with YA paranormal books where (usually) a girl has some power or other, and some of these books seem almost interchangeable to me. This one isn't like that at all. I think this one is completely new and unique, along with being well done. I haven't been so excited about a book in such a long time-and I read lots of them. At the risk of gushing all over and staining the page, I have to say, love, love, love, and I intend to get more work by Kenechi Udogu. I especially can't wait for the next book in this series.