Janie Van Komen


As Sole Sisters…
Lyn Austin and I have worked together since before we can remember.
We’ve both been rich, poor, and buck broke.
We’ve been healthy, sick, and broken.
We faced down death more than once and then death blindsided both of us...
So we decided to ask other women to share their ideas on the foibles of life we all face…
What came of it was "Sisters of the Sole (Soul)"
This book is a labor of love we offer to women everywhere.

For more information about Lyn Austin… please visit her website noted on the title page of "Sisters of the Sole (Soul)"

As for myself… I have lived in the USA and Europe.
In my various lives I taught stress relief writing; did research; hosted writing retreats; decorated homes; owned a business; and birthed 10 children.

Significant speaking engagements include: Women’s groups; Young men and women ages 12 to 35; Churches; Universities; speaking to groups in several states; The Netherlands; and my living room at midnight or whenever the current kid rolled in.
Competition attempts include: writing contest awards, baton twirling, home decorating, fiber art, publishing books, and mothering.
My experience encompasses winning, losing, and everything in between.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is in my blood. It took me years to realize that 'I write.' No matter what else is happening in my life… I write about it or anything else I can think of. My greatest joy of writing is simply to write.
What do your fans mean to you?
Having fans means that something I have written is of value to somebody else. For this I am grateful.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Janie Van Komen online

Where to buy in print


Sisters of the Sole (Soul)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 58,660. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
"Sisters of the Sole (Soul)" pairs the crossroads of a woman's fears, issues, and concerns, with stories, advice, and quips to make a cozy fit for the journey. Published authors, Lyn Austin and Janie Van Komen, cobbled together their experience, expertise, enthusiasm, and research as ‘Sole Sisters,’ to fit comfortable shoes of hope for women of all ages.
The Opa Legacy
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 78,340. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Fiction » Historical » General
1880's Willem Albert van Komen survives the Typhoid and Yellow Fever plagues in the West Indies plus the unexplained death of a friend. Upon his return to the Netherlands he finds a wife, a faith, and a family, leaving them a simple but profound legacy. This fictionalized history reveals the greatness of an understated life.

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