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About the Author


Hi! I'm Janet...


I grew up in southern California and studied French against my 6th-grade teacher's advice that I'd never use it.  

I’ve now lived in France for over twenty years. First in the Alps, then several wonderful years in the center of Paris.

Currently, my husband and I live in St. Hippolyte du Fort in southern France, where we've established a Christian training center, YWAM Bridges of Life. 

We’ve also lived in Amsterdam, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Kona, Hawaii. For my work in Christian ministry, I’ve had the joy of traveling to over forty countries. Never a dull moment!

Despite missing our four children and grandchildren, living in the US, I love my life! I delight in the endless opportunities to discover past stories of depth and inspiration while soaking up the beauty, culture, and history all around. And, of course, there’s the incredible food and wine.

I’ve dabbled in writing over the years, but never found the time to pen a novel. After a significant birthday a few years ago, I decided it was now or never.

Based on actual events, my first historical novel takes place in my village and home, the over 500-year-old Château de Planque


I love discussing Huguenot history and the book's themes of God's goodness and presence through dark days. Podcast, book club, homeschool group...I'd love to talk with you.


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