Life with Jan

Jan’s fiction and non-fiction author life.

The Worst Advice I’ve Heard for Author Branding

I write horror fiction and non-fiction health. This is a problem for author branding or communicating my author style to readers. It’s not a problem for readers going from horror to non-fiction. It’s a big problem for readers going from non-fiction to horror. Some readers expect my fiction to be educational and encouraging like my non-fiction. …

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When does Abuse End and Dementia Start?

“What day is it?” asked the doctor at emergency. “Friday,” Mom replied. My brother Alex mouthed, “Lucky guess.” What month is it?” asked the doctor. “It’s the end of the month,” she insisted. It was. But a pretty vague answer. “What year is it?” “1987.” Off by over 30 years. “How did you hurt yourself?” …

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Author Jan L. Mayes Future World Listening

Are you going to answer the World Listening Project’s questions about sound? July 18th is World Listening Day, a yearly global event organized by the World Listening Project. This year’s Future Listening theme was created by Filipino sound artist Teresa Barrozo. The theme calls for reimagining a personal and universal future through listening. Participants are …

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