Janine McCaw


Author Janine McCaw is known for believable characters being placed in circumstances they'd probably rather not be in, leading to twisting plotlines that keep the reader guessing. While her first novel, Olivia's Mine, is a fictional account of historical events that happened during the early 1900's at Britannia Beach, B.C., McCaw also writes in the general, paranormal, YA, urban fantasy and chick-lit genres.

The Helens-0f-Troy series is aimed at YA/Adult audiences that enjoy a little humor, a little horror and a lot of family drama. The first three books in the series are Helen's-of-Troy (released), Nightmare on Jacey Street (pre-release) and Boughs of Holly (pre-release) and follow the paranormal adventures of Helena, Helen and Ellie LaRose.

Pumper, the story of a firefighter who rescues a young child and the publicity goes to his head, is also in the works.

McCaw lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband Paul. She is not a zombie (twitter) but has been known to roam the streets that way... and not just on Halloween.

Where to buy in print


Helens-of-Troy Book Trailer
Meet the Helens. They're waiting for you to visit them in Troy.

Helens-of-Troy Book Review
Thea review the book "Helens-of-Troy".

Nightmare on Jacey Street
The book trailer for Nightmare on Jacey Street, book two from the Helens-of-Troy series.


Holidays are never good for Helena, Helen and Ellie LaRose. They're filled with vampires, zombies, gypsies, wraiths...and family.
Nightmare on Jacey Street
Price: $2.99 USD.


Nightmare on Jacey Street
Series: Helens-of-Troy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,830. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Welcome to Nightmare on Jacey Street. It’s never good when the dead are at your door. Uninvited dinner guests, exes, and the walking dead stop by the LaRose household for Thanksgiving dinner in this sequel to Helens-of-Troy. Join Helena and Helen as they try to save Ellie, Jacey, Tom and Ryan from the latest terror in the hood.
Price: Free! Words: 122,630. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Fifteen year old Goth-chic Ellie has a lot of explaining to do. She’s just moved to the small town of Troy, fought with her uptight mother Helen, met the boy of her dreams and found a dead body on her sexy “new-age” grandmother Helena’s porch. All on the first night! Helens-of-Troy, because it's not okay to love a vampire.
Olivia's Mine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,320. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
It’s 1915, and newlywed Olivia Fitzgerald is leaving her affluent Seattle family to join her husband Frank in Canada, at the isolated mining community of Britannia Beach. Before she even has a chance to settle in, many of the people she meets are killed in a horrific natural disaster, triggering the first of a series of events about to befall the young Olivia, and the tightly knit community.

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Smashwords book reviews by Janine McCaw

  • Cathedral Street on May 09, 2011

    I had read the paperback of this book. It's hard to tell the saints from the sinners in life. L. J. Hippler's debut tale about the Miller brothers of south Baltimore makes this clear from the start. The different paths Tommy, Buddy and Father Jerry take in life to escape their tragic youth, are only a bad decision away from being similar. The finely woven plot keeps the reader turning the pages quickly. Cathedral Street is a tale of greed and revenge that should not be missed. (reviewed the day of purchase)
  • My Blood Approves on June 05, 2011

    It's for teens, and I'm definitely not a teen, but I enjoyed it. Liked the love triangle. It's an easy read.
  • Smashwords Style Guide on June 20, 2011

    You know, things just got a whole lot easier after I took the time to read this. Just sayin'...
  • The Vampires of London on July 02, 2011

    Alexander's imagery is well rounded, flowing easily from paragraph to paragraph. The tale is dark, there is no greeting of the dead by the pearly gates. It's a fast read and a good one if you happen to be in the mood for something a little chilling. Janine facebook: Vampire Central Library
  • How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months on Sep. 09, 2011

    Yup, I thought I knew it all. Nope. John's book reminded me that there's still lots to learn. An easy, inspiring read. Worth the $.