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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving by Janice Seagraves



I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed yourself.

My daughter decided a couple of years ago, that we needed an all-season tree.

So, once again, my daughter decorated the tree for the Thanksgiving season.

Pretty, isn't it?

The hat at the top is a cropped witch's hat, since she couldn't find a Pilgrim hat. 

What's nice, it you can decorate the tree for all the seasons ever for a birthday.


Alien Collision: Chronicles of Arcon - Kindle edition by Seagraves, Janice. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Heather Wood hasn’t had the best luck with her love life, or just life in general. Being called Junkyard does that to you. After getting pregnant by her unfaithful lover, she’s kidnapped by aliens to be actioned off as a slave, and then the spaceship crashes on a deserted planet.

Things start to look up when two handsome aliens, Sky and Lance, rush to her rescue. She finds herself deeply attracted to both males, but you can only take one, right?

However, there is more growing than just Heather’s baby belly. The planet is host to a hoard of killers. And it looks like Heather’s luck has just run out.

Friday, November 18, 2022

If I could


Recently, I put a question to myself if I could have a dinner party with any people living or dead who would I choose.

  1. Jane Austen
  2. Agatha Christie 
  3. Mary, Queen of Scots
  4. Caligula
  5. Richard III
  6. The 4th Earl of Huntly
  7. Mary Shelley 
  8. Robert the Bruce
  9. Sir Andrew Moray
  10. Lord Byron
Who would you invite? Let me know.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Alien Collision in Hardback by Janice Seagraves

 I finally have my new release, Alien Collision, in hardback through Amazon (or will be soon).

I happily published my book in hardback, so awesome that Amazon has this in the publishing line up.

If you can publish your book in paperback, then hardback is easy. 

Alien Collision: Chronicles of Arcon - Kindle edition by Seagraves, Janice. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.


Heather Wood hasn’t had the best luck with her love life, or just life in general. Being called Junkyard does that to you. After getting pregnant by her unfaithful lover, she’s kidnapped by aliens to be actioned off as a slave, and then the spaceship crashes on a deserted planet.

Things start to look up when two handsome aliens, Sky and Lance, rush to her rescue. She finds herself deeply attracted to both males, but you can only take one, right?

However, there is more growing than just Heather’s baby belly. The planet is host to a hoard of killers. And it looks like Heather’s luck has just run out.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

I Want Candy



Halloween is approaching. And that means candy.


 If you are anything like me, you purchase candy early and vow this year you won’t eat it one piece of those tiny size pieces of candy. Of course, you eat it all. 


I know I do so I have to buy more candy. As I pay for my items, I vow next year I won’t buy the candy until the night before or even the day of but that vow is always broken.  


That is my halloween pastime. People put up decorations, purchase their halloween costume but I…I eat the candy. 


So, if you can count yourself among my numbers, then all I can say is Happy Halloween. 




Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Cover reveal by Janice Seagraves

 I'm nearly ready to publish the seventh book in my sci-fi romance, Alien Collision.

Available October 3, 2022

Blurb: Heather Wood hasn’t had the best luck with her love life, or just life in general. Being called Junkyard does that to you. After getting pregnant by her unfaithful lover, she’s kidnapped by aliens to be actioned off as a slave, and then the spaceship crashes on a deserted planet.

Things start to look up when two handsome aliens, Sky and Lance, rush to her rescue. She finds herself deeply attracted to both males, but you can only take one, right?

However, there is more growing than just Heather’s baby belly. The planet is host to a hoard of killers. And it looks like Heather’s luck has just run out.


Sunday, September 18, 2022

Once More With Experience: Rereading Books

 When someone tells me, they don’t reread good books, I am always shocked and somewhat stupefied by that. You don’t listen to a song once, or watch movies or TV shows once so why would books be any different? 

Rereading a book is not hearing (or reading) the same old story. Just because you know the words to your favorite song, doesn’t stop you from listening to it, knowing a book’s tale shouldn’t either. 

There is a difference when rereading the book—You. Since the last time you picked up the book, you have changed, experienced life in all its good and bad and boring. Rereading a book with life experience, you will notice details your life inexperience missed before. The story will affect you in new ways. And the new takeaways from the book will be imprinted on your brain. Another plus of a reread is the nostalgia that overcomes you. 

Think about when you hear your favorite song from high school or the song you listened to on repeat when your heart was broken for the first time. With a book, you will be transported back to the first time you cracked the spine and the memories will stir within you, and realize how far you have come in life and how much further you shall go.

 Do you reread books? If so, which ones do you always pick up? If not, why not? 

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Hardcover for my books by Janice Seagraves

 Since Amazon is now offering hardcover books for self-publishing, I've gotten some of my more recent book in hardcover. 

It's not hard to do, just proceed like you were publishing a paperback book. You might need a separate ISBM number, but don't quote me on that.  

My more recent book in my Chronicles of Arcon series is now in hardcover: Alien Enslaved: Chronicles of Arcon - Kindle edition by Seagraves, Janice . Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.




Blurb: After his planet's destruction, the Arcon slave, Chase Starstrider, seeks death in every gladiator match. He's tempted by his master’s gift of the curvaceous Earthling whose touch awakens him like no other, but the Intergalactic Gladiator Starship is no safe place for a mate.

Kasandra Lee Sinclair, and known as Kaz to her friends, wouldn’t mind rocking the hunky Arcon’s world for a way home to Earth, but there are dangers onboard the spaceship and, in the arena, even for a sex slave like her.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Daydream Believer

Since the beginning of 2022, I have been brushing up on my French skills. Every day, I open Duolingo and practice. No one in my life speaks French. I only get to use my skill when I’m watching French television shows and movies. Since college, I planned to run away to France. Paris, the countryside, or any place in the country to get away from life. A daydream, most certainly since life cannot be left behind but a sweet one to enjoy. 

And recently between life and world events, I would love to run away, leave it all behind and live a romanticized life, stress-free. Sure, I’m realistic enough to know it will never happen yet, but it turns out having the daydream is good for my health. Daydreaming is good for our mental health according to recent studies. Getting lost in our daydreams is a positive way to connect with ourselves. It helps our mood and even our sense of meaning. And if you are a writer or creative, it can help stir those thoughts. I know that when I return from my beautiful farmhouse in the French countryside, I feel calmer, and better able to deal with life stress. My heart rate is calmer and my shoulders have lost all their tension. 


Your teachers might have told you to stop daydreaming but they were wrong so dream away and feel better. Please share your daydream if you wish. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

This what I've been doing by Janice Seagraves

 So...this is what I've been doing instead of writing.


And it gets worse...Here's another one.


And I'm not done yet.


Then of course I had to make a banner. I made all these on canva.com


It all started when I took a photo of myself to try out on some new apps.

I took a photo in my bathroom because it had room.
Then I removed the background with https://www.remove.bg/
That was so I could try out the new https://toonme.com/

And then I finished with the https://newprofilepic.com/

Monday, July 18, 2022

Pep Talk: You Can Write

 Many people speak of writing a novel but few sit down and do it. Writing a novel isn’t easy. Though you don’t have to bleed like Hemingway said but at times, writing does feel that way. 


But we all hit the point when we hit a bump in the road and need the motivation to keep writing until the end. So, how does one keep motivated? 


Here is a list of possible motivations:

  1. Set a deadline

This one can work because you have to finish by that date. Tell your friends and family. Circle the deadline on your calendar. Write it on sticky notes and set them everywhere you can see them. Set an alarm on your phone. 

  For me, this one doesn’t work unless I’m on deadline with my publisher. If I’m not signed with a publisher,  I tell myself that I can push it back. Bad I know. After all, who is going to yell at me? But for some, this method can work.


2. Set a goal to reach a word or page count: 


If you are in a writers’ group, you might have BIAW (Book In A Week). This can work well because you are sharing your goal and seeing others accomplish theirs, which can be an incentive to get your butt in the chair. 


3. Just write: 


Don’t think. Just write. Don’t edit any words. And if you find yourself thinking your writing sucks, remember it’s just a draft.


4. Make a playlist:


Make a playlist of songs to capture the tone and feel of your novel. Listen to it on repeat. This works for me because when I hear a song from the playlist, my mind already starts working on the novel, constructing sentences, dialogue and scenes, and all other else. 


5. Don’t compare your WIP (Work-in-Progress) with a published novel: 


Don’t even do that. You will only think your writing sucks, your characters suck, your plot sucks…you get the idea. Remember a published novel has been through two drafts then edited and then edited then edited. 



Remember, you will have good days writing when the words flow like Niagara Falls and then days when you can barely get a word set on paper. That’s okay. Just sit down and write a sentence. Maybe more words will come or maybe not. Just do it again tomorrow.   

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