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 – […]

Nola StoryCon Registration Info!

Nola StoryCon Registration Info!

Registration for NolaStoryCon (see earlier blog post for details) opens at 12:01am EST on 10/15/15, you will be able to buy directly from this site: There has been MASSIVE interest in this event, and since the organizers are limiting how many readers can attend, you need to be on the ball to get yourself […]

My Speech

A few folks have asked for the text of my speech at Moonlight and Magnolias. Here’s a PDF version. I was very honored to speak to such a talented group of writers. I’m hoping what I had to say to them was of value. #GRWMM15 M&M GRW Featured Author Speech (Jana Oliver)    

New Orleans. You Know You Want to Be There For This.

New Orleans. You Know You Want to Be There For This.

So… my news. It’s convention news. Really cool convention news. A couple weeks ago I get this call from Ilona Andrews (yes, the NYT bestselling urban fantasy author) asking if I would like to be part of a *very special convention* next September. In New Orleans. The Big Easy. Nola StoryCon Then she explained how […]

May Appearances

May Appearances

In keeping with my “Stay the h*ll home and write, woman!” mantra for 2015, I am doing just that. However, I do have a couple events coming up I should mention. I will be at the World Horror Convention here in the ATL (May 7-10) at the Marriott Marquis. I’ve never attended a horror con […]

Connooga 2015

This weekend I’ll be heading north to Chattanooga for my first con of the year. I’ve never attended Connooga before so I’m jazzed! Lots of author buds will be there and I’m presenting my Young Adult writing workshop Saturday afternoon. So if you’re in the area, drop by! Looks like the snow has done it’s […]

2015 Appearances

Folks have asked what events I will be attending this year, so here’s the deal. I have a *hugely* busy writing schedule (I usually write 2.5 books a year, if I’m lucky, and this year I’m aiming for double that) so I won’t be out and about as much as in years past.    1) […]

Gearing Up For San Antonio

It’s July so that means the Romance Writers of America have a conference and it moves to different cities each year. This year it’s in San Antonio, TX. Yup, Texas, in the middle of the summer. Holy blazing hot, folks. But I’m an Atlantan so I’m tough and I’ll just have to deal. But I’ll […]

2014 Appearance Schedule

I’ve been bad about posting my appearances on Facebook, so I figured I’d just put them here so everyone can get to them. Though it doesn’t look like it, 2014 is a quieter year than 2013. So here goes… April 221B Con (a convention for all you Sherlockians) – April 4-6 (Atlanta) JordanCon – April […]

Workshop Notice! How to Write a Young Adult Novel That Rocks

  I will be offering a class on how to write YA novels in the Atlanta area in February. It’s FREE!!! ** Registration is required due to room capacity** YAWorkshopOliver  (click here for the flyer!) Saturday, February 1, 2014 Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch Library  Community Meeting Room 9560 Spruill Road […]