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33 thoughts on “Contact – Newsletter

  1. Dear favourite author!

    OK, now I see I probably typed my comment in the wrong place a minute ago… In the message frame for your newsletter!
    So here we go again, good thing I copied my text before sending it off in the wrong place:

    I felt so sorry for you reading your latest blog entry. Next time your editor feels the need for letting you know you have to replace two spaces with one through-out the text, why doesn’t she just write ONE bubble, suggesting you search your entire document for ” ” and replace it with ” “? That is what I do and what I teach all my students to do if they have some repetitive error or change they want to make in a document. If they have spelled president without the capital P in an entire article, they just search for president and replace with President, and I know it also works for double spaces, I have done it.

    That way, you don’t have to put up with a million purple bubbles telling you the same thing, the editor doesn’t have to write all those bubbles, and most importantly; you don’t have to tip-toe through the document making the same correction a million times.
    If your Mac will tolerate to search a document the size of an entire book is another question, but it wouldn’t hurt to try – before doing any other major work on it that you might lose in a crash.

    Then again – could be you already knew this and it cannot be done – I am not a Mac user, only a lowly pc-working teacher in Norway.
    But I still felt very sorry for you reading your blog!
    I am looking forward to the new JP – very much! So no I will go back to Amazon to complete my order there 🙂
    Good luck with Joanna 16, I am looking so much forward to that one, too! (That must be very bad English…)
    Love, your biggest fan in Norway,
    Lise

  2. I met you (VERY briefly) today at your book signing in Sierra Vista. I’m the one teaching Art at Lowell Middle School and Greenway Elementary. Great to know that a “home town girl” made good! The copy of Second Watch that you signed will be going into the Lowell Middle School library. Thanks so much!

  3. Loved your blog last week. I watch Elizabeth Hasselback every weekday, and I love her. Now I know that her husband must by just s nice. It also gave me an entirely different picture of Charlie Sheen.

    I cannot tell you how much your books mean to me. I have read each one of them as they have been published, but three years ago when my husband passed I started rereading them when I felt blue and was feeling sorry for myself. They took my mind off myself and helped me through some very bad periods. I love your strong female characters, including Mel. They give me inspiration to cope.

    I hd a wonderful friend that lived in Ballard-she had a Third floor quilting studio studio with windows on four sides and views that went on forever,so when Beau and Mel look out their window, I envy them. I also feel a connection to Joanne Brady, because we had winter place in Mesa and many places were familiar. I also have a son who graduated from U of A and stayed in az and lives in Scottsdale.

  4. Oh, I am sorry. I sent you my comment about the firefighters coming to check on me in the “sigh up for news letter” area. I really, really don’t want to type it over so I hope you read it anyway.

    I am the woman in Casa Grande, AZ who was trying so hard to get another Golden Retriever. I got a rescue one “Bailey”. He and his brother were found running around the local CK store -the local place where people drop off unwanted pets. He was skin and bones. He certainly isn’t now and is a love. His one bad habit was jumping out of or over what was supposed to contain him. He doesn’t do that any more, thank God. He and the cat are the best of friends. I do love Goldens.
    Again I apologize for writing in the wrong place.

  5. For the reprint of your next edition of Moving Target a correction on page 81 in third paragraph should read “Leanne” instead of “Ali”. I am really enjoying reading the books and can hardly lay it down to do my chores. Looking forward to some Brady and Beaumont stories too. Keep them coming.

  6. Having met and conversed with you on three occasions, we too join the list of people who have benefited from the experience. Your books have sustained us through the years, and always look forward to the next one. Thank you.

    The desert dwellers,

    Frank & Natalie Hagberg

  7. Hi J.A.
    I finally got to your blog, haven’t read anything yet, but I will. Who has your latest eBooks for sale? I hope not Amazon. They are a pain in the butt. I prefer Kobo or Smashwords, much easier to buy and download.
    Where do you get all the energy to to write, go to book signings, public appearances and what ever else you do?
    I just read your schedule and have to take a nap.

    Cheers……………….Will Jupp

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your evening with the people in Salem last night. It was such a thrill to see you in person. I have enjoyed so many of your books and am currently reading Second Watch on my Kindle.

  9. Ms. Jance, you’ve done it again. I bought Remains of Innocence as a birthday present to myself when you were at the Puyallup Library on July 31st. I finished the book by the evening of Saturday Aug 2. When Denny was patting Joanna’s cheeks and telling her not to cry at Junior’s funeral, I was sitting in my recliner, crying. The book was emotional on so many levels. Thank you.

    Today I finished reading Second Watch and I couldn’t help but be amused by some of the coincidences between the book and myself. I was on vacation this week and went camping at Lake Wenatchee State Park, which is 19 miles NW of Leavenworth. In the book, murder victim Monica Wellington is from Leavenworth. I’d just driven through there 2 days ago.

    Of course the ending made me cry. I turned 9 the day before Doug Davis was killed in Vietnam. The only person I personally knew who’d been to Vietnam was a cousin and he shot himself in the foot to get out of there (he was always a little “off”). I never heard the taunts of “baby killers” toward the veterans because my dad was career Air Force and we were always around military facilities and families. I was always proud of my dad and his service. I remember when some of the POW’s came home from Vietnam. My mom and I had gone to the commissary at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma. We saw all the people and news crews at the base terminal and decided to stop and see what was happening. When we did we had to stay and watch those men get off the plane.
    Thank you for remembering our veterans. Some of us may not have seen combat (I was a Marine stationed in Hawaii!) but we still stood our posts and watches in all hours and conditions. My oldest brother was a Coastie on a sea-going tug, another brother was on a submarine and my twin was in the National Guard.

    Thank you Ms. Jance for your wonderful stories.

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  11. Although I have enjoyed ALL of your books, Remains of Innocence is certainly in the top 5 for me. Second Watch is also in that group.
    Thanks again for the books and especially for your book tours shich I can attend.
    Keep up the great work!

    Lynn Baker

  12. Hi, I wanted to reach out and tell you how much I enjoy your books. I began with the Joanna Brady series and I’m well into the J.P. Beaumont now. I’ve loved reading since I could hold a book in my little hands. Today, 52 years later there is nothing better than holding a book and losing myself. I’ve been taking care of my mom for the last 3 years and she too loved to read. She lost her eyesight last year and that’s when I found you. My mom told me of your books and I went on a search. Since that time my mom will lay on the chase lounge in my library, where I read to her every day, some days for hours with your books. We both are very grateful to have this time together and we both very much share our love of your written books of heartfelt words.

    Thank you ever much, Cindy and Louise

  13. I have read almost all of your books at least the one’s that my local library carries. I just wanted to let you know in one of them you mentioned a restaurant named the alligator soul. My son worked there till the day the owners came in an closed it. I am hoping that the library get’s more of your work. Thank you.

  14. Ms Jance,

    Recently a couple I know asked if I would help them with your eBook novella, “A Last Goodbye.” They have neither computer nor eBook reader, but are (were?) fans of yours and have bought many of your printed books.

    I downloaded the novella and loaned them my reader.

    When they were finished, they told me they felt betrayed. They said the first half of your “novella” was an excerpt from an earlier book which they owned, and the second half was about you and your love of dogs.

    They were not happy. It was not about the $.99, but about wasting their time (and mine), and about flying under a false flag.

    I told them I would let you know their sentiments.

    In these times, trust is difficult to build. You may have destroyed their trust in you.

    William Jeffrey

    • Please tell your friends that a novella is exactly that–a piece of fiction that is longer than a short story and shorter than a novel–about 20%, but who’s counting. All the information about A Last Goodbye, Ring in the Dead, and Stand Down indicates that they are exactly what they purport to be–NOVELLAS!! As does the ninety-nine cent price tag. In other words there was and is “no false flag!”

      Novellas are designed to promote upcoming books, which, as it happens, they had read BEFORE they read the novella. So it was not an excerpt of a previous book. At the time the novella was published, the excerpt included was from an upcoming book rather than an earlier one.

      As for my love of dogs? I stand guilty as charged!

      I try to give my readers real stories in the novellas, including the upcoming Joanna/Ali meet-up, No Honor Among Thieves. If long time readers are prepared to stop being fans because they don’t care for novellas, then I’m sorry to lose them. And for folks without access to either an e-book reader or a computer, they are very lucky to have you as a caring friend.

      • Ms Jance,
        I apologize for the mixup about the novella.
        I also apologize for my “false flag” comment.
        Be well,
        William Jeffrey

  15. I had to move into an assisted living home after having a stroke. I had no family in Overgaard Az. My son is a firefighter in Snoqualmie,Wa
    He says it is much easier to care for me in Renton than it is 1,000 miles away. I had to agree

  16. What was so bad about having to move is i had to get rid of my 2 dogs. luckily they both found good homes. I do have a black bob tail cat named Daisy Mae living with me. She is a lot of company but is no Golden Retriever. I do so miss having a Golden.

  17. just finished Dance of the Bones and really enjoyed the continuation , it brings back memories of H B Wright’s “Long Ago Told”

  18. Hi!
    First I want to tell you I have read every one of your books and love all of them! I look forward to every new book! My husband and I travel to AZ 2x a year…last year I missed getting to see you in Casa Grande by hours :(…..
    We hope to move to AZ in about 5 years to retire…actually to Casa Grande area. Please know I have learned so much about AZ because of you…I always save one of your books so I can read them when I am in the state ….makes it more fun reading!! Kiss of the Bee’s got me started and I have learned so much about Indian culture. Then I had to start reading EVERYTHING you wrote!! LOL!

    OK..here is my thought…..I know you have your regular characters in your books Joanna,Beu,Ali Brandon walker….and you will add some regulars to inner mingle or even cross over (which I love BTW)…..
    but this was just and idea I had as I was reading DOWNFALL.
    I hope I am not being rude by asking….
    Would you consider writing and making a new book on your FBI agent Robin Watkins who moved to Tucson? I really liked her. I thought she was really funny and quick witted but very smart…..and would love reading about murder mystery in Tucson area….
    I wanted more of Robin…I wanted to know more back ground…where and why she got transferred to Tucson…all of her interactions..how come she gets into trouble….but yet she is passionate about her job!! despite getting transferred she made lemonade out of lemons. .she just seemed like a really fun character…and thought… my word!!! you could write another 50 books on a whole new character and crazy new adventures!! Would be nice to throw Frank Montoya in there too!!
    Anyway….that was my thought…I hope you are doing well….Please continue to write….my friends and I live for each book here in cold Illinois!
    Thanks for giving me years of enjoyment!!

    Best Always,
    Joy Muir

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