Meet Romance Author Jan Scarbrough


JanHorse(1)I first met Jan Scarbrough in an online writing workshop a couple of years ago and have stayed in touch ever since. I’m always fascinated by authors who multi-task and keep at their writing come shine or rain.

Jan is one of those writers who continues to inspire me with her prodigious output and talent.

A technical writer by day, Jan spends her nights writing romance. She is a member of Novelist, Inc. She has written for Kensington and ImaJinn Books and currently writes for Resplendence Publishing and the Turquoise Morning Press.

Jan is the mother of two grown children and a very “young” grandmother. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and rides American Saddlebred horses for fun and recreation.

A romance writer who also rides! How cool is that!

Presenting…. Jan’s paranormal romance Timeless

Timeless_200-300(1)A contemporary Gothic romance, Timeless has all the elements of an intriguing paranormal: a resident ghost, evil entities, tragic lovers, and ultimate redemption. Set in Old Louisville, now and in the past, Timeless brings together the elements of history and contemporary New Age belief.

When Beth Abbott receives a surprise inheritance from her birth mother, she travels to the family’s nineteenth century mansion in Old Louisville, now a bed and breakfast. There she meets the resident ghost, a little girl whose crying scares, but intrigues guests. Beth sets out to discover the identity of the ghost and why she appears happy to Beth, not sad.

Jeff Halstead, a man with several secrets, runs the bed and breakfast. But he’s more than that to Beth, and she feels their connection immediately. A psychic medium who doubts his skills, Jeff slowly uncovers the truth of their past lives. Will he be in time to reveal the identity of Beth’s enemy? Will the love they shared in the past follow them into the future?

Now, over to Jan who talks about her book, Timeless:

Sylvia Browne, James Van Praagh, John Edward, and Theresa Caputo are well-known psychic mediums that are part of our American popular culture. Believe them or not, they all bring messages of love from the spirit world.

When I was presented with the original cover of Timeless that featured a picture of a child ghost, I needed a character that could communicate with the child. Enter Jeff Halstead, my hero and reluctant medium.

My heroine was easy. Beth Abbott is an only child who inherits a haunted house from her real mother. The setting was also easy—my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

I pulled out a couple of books from my research library: Haunts of Old Louisville by David Domine, and The Great Louisville Tornado of 1890 by Keven McQueen. I wanted to use information from both books as inspiration and background for my story.

I went to the Internet for other research. It’s strange what a novelist needs when writing, and the Internet is a handy place to find that information. Some of the things I researched were Baxter Square Park—Louisville’s first park—a party game called Flip Cup, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the events of September 11, 2001. I also researched a hill in Louisville’s Cherokee Park where people go sledding in the winter called “dog hill.” I investigated carriages from the 1890’s and period clothing.

Being a history major as well as an ex-English teacher came in handy when writing Timeless. It’s my favorite book. Let me know if you like it too.

The book is available for sale in Amazon India and at Flipkart

An unbeatable offer from Jan!

Jan has kindly agreed to give away one free e-book of Timeless to a lucky commenter.

All you have to do is leave a comment below on why you would like to read Timeless. Jan will select the lucky winner on 12th July. Come on guys…put your thinking caps on and comment away!

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