Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Crisis Shot is the first title in her latest series. Janice also authored the Cold Case Justice series—Drawing Fire, Burning Proof, and Catching Heat—the Pacific Coast Justice series—Accused, Abducted, and Avenged—and the Brinna Caruso novels, Critical Pursuit and Visible Threat.
Visit Janice's website at www.janicecantore.com and connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JaniceCantore.
If you had to describe yourself in one sentence, what would you say?
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I love the outdoors, so anything outside, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, walking the dogs, stuff like that.
Any interesting hobbies?
Kayaking and snowshoeing
What was your favorite book as a teen or child?
Black Beauty. Really just about any horse book
What genre did you start out writing?
Have you changed course?
Not really, except maybe it’s become more romantic suspense.
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
Was told my writing was ‘clunky’. It was hard because I really didn’t know how to change. Now, my editor, Erin Smith, helps me cut the ‘clunkiness’.
What has been the best compliment?
That one of my books inspired someone to enter law enforcement. And, one mother of a police officer emailed me to say thank you for writing about law enforcement in a positive way, explaining in the process how hard the job is.
Any other genres you’d like to try?
Actually, I’m happy writing what I’m writing.
If you could go back in time and do something differently at the start of your career, what would
I would have kept a journal of my law enforcement career. So much stuff I’ve forgotten.
What is the most important thing you’d like readers to take away from your books?
I hope they like the story, and I hope that they are inspired and uplifted by the underlying message.
What is the most valuable piece of advice you’d like to give to unpublished authors?
Keep writing, even when rejections pile up. Don’t fall in love with one book or story, keep writing and improving your skills.
Tess O’Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, sheis well on her way . . . until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots an unarmed teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press.
Winning over the residents of Rogue’s Hollow might be more difficult than adjusting to her new role as police chief in the small, backwater town. Especially when her closest friend, the pastor’s wife, goes missing and the woman’s cousin is found shot. Tess finds an ally in sheriff’s deputy Steve Logan, but as they track down Rogue’s Hollow’s first murderer, she worries that she’s breaking one of her rules and getting too close to him.
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