Dali Dec. 2016

Why Cats Have It Great

Cats have it made. At least the indoor ones. They sleep most of the time, are fed regularly with on-demand scratches, playtime, treats. You name it, cats got it. All because they’re adorable furry tyrants who were smart enough to cozy up to some primitive humans and rid their caves of rats. Seems like a […]

pages of the book as a bird flying away

Progress Report

Now that I’ve completed the first draft of VALIANT LIGHT (Demon Trappers #6) I’ve “marked up” about 100 pages of it as I work on Draft #2.  So far I’m happy with it. That doesn’t mean the story won’t slide off the rails further into the edit, but so far folks are doing what they […]

SPECIAL E-Book Promotion on KOBO!

Beginning today, SOJOURN (the first book in the multi-award winning Time Rovers series – a mashup of fantasy, science fiction, romance and historical mystery) is on sale at Kobo.  Set in the mean streets during the Autumn of Terror (think Jack the Ripper 1888), SOJOURN introduces us to Jacynda Lassiter, a Time Rover who is one […]

Top secret

In Which I Admit A Secret

Pseudonym: nom de plume/pen name, alias Short version: Chandler Steele is a pen name. The actual person behind the Veritas Series is me. And who is me? Jana Oliver. I’ve been in the publishing biz since 2001, been writing since 1998. My books have been published by small presses, big presses and independently. My most […]


There were eight entries to the contest so I decided to ship all of you copies. I’ll be following up with an e-mail about logistics, etc. very soon. Thank you for being part of the DEAD EASY launch!

Dead Easy Chapters 1 & 2

Dead Easy Chapters 1 & 2

DEAD EASY CHAPTER ONE May 2015 New Orleans Jessie Kilpatrick was beginning to regret her plan. It’d been a great idea: drag her hermit of a sister out on a sultry May night to take a stroll around the French Quarter. Maybe even have some fun together, like it used to be. Anything would be […]

Fantitlement? Or Wow, What’s Happening Here?

I was recently contacted by a reader who wondered if it was coincidence that Riley Blackthorne’s name was very similar to Cassie Clare’s Shadowhunter family (Blackthorn). It was, actually. Riley and, more particularly her father, were named as an homage to actor Paul Blackthorne of The Dresden Files. And I”ve always loved that surname. However, while […]

2016 Already?

Wow, did last year blow past in a hurry. Or at least it did in my world.   So here’s what’s up in 2016: Conventions/Appearances: Love Our Readers Luncheon (Feb 12) Kennesaw, GA CANCELLED – ConNooga (Feb 19-21) Chattanooga, TN JordanCon (April 22-24) Atlanta, GA Novelists Inc Conference (Sept  21-24) St. Petersburg, FL (closed event – […]

Inside THAT Building in Demon Central

Inside THAT Building in Demon Central

For those of you who have read the third book in the Demon Trappers’ series, you’ll remember Riley and Beck (along with the Demon Hunters) clearing a building in Demon Central. That building used to house the Atlanta Constitution (a newspaper). When I wrote the trapping scenes, I’d never been inside the building. Now there […]

Mind Games’ Playlist

  Here’s the songs I listened to as I wrote the latest Riley and Beck adventure (see Spotify playlist embed below): O Come O Come Emmanuel (Enya) – the book is set right before Christmas and it’s even snowing in Atlanta. Arise (E.S. Posthumus) is a song for Riley’s latest demonic encounter. Wanted (Hunter Hayes) […]