In August, my debut novel, Crevice, released and I couldn’t be happier, but once it was out there I had this moment of panic. What did I do? My book baby was now on display for anyone to see. It was like those dreams I sometimes have where I've forgotten my clothes. I’m guessing I’m not the only one to ever feel this way, although I do tend to have control issues, so I thought I'd tell you why I felt this way. Note: keep reading to the end for … [Read more...]
For A Limited Time Get Janice Boekhoff’s Romantic Mystery Novel CREVICE For FREE!
Don't miss your chance to get book one in Janice Boekhoff's The Earth Hunters romantic mystery series, CREVICE, for free! But hurry, this offer only lasts from September 6th through September 9th. CREVICE is a story of the Lost Dutchman's mine, murder, and romance. It is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat! What Others Are Saying About CREVICE: “In Crevice, Janice Boekhoff weaves an intriguing and modern tale around the legend of the … [Read more...]
Author Janice Boekhoff Tells Her Secret to Being Able to “Write Through the Fear”
No one would ever tell you to write out of fear (except maybe Stephen King), but for much of my life I wrote, or rather didn’t write, because of fear. As a kid growing up in the Midwest, I had many answers to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Wanting to be a veterinarian or archaeologist were safe things to admit. Things people would understand. But I had something else buried deep in the hidden part of my heart. A … [Read more...]
Romantic Suspense Author Janice Boekhoff Gives Six Humorous Writing Dos and Don’ts
Have you ever wondered how writers endure hours of solitude, 1,001 rejections, a myriad of bad reviews, and even worse insecurities? The not-so-surprising answer is humor. If we didn’t laugh at this writing life, we would go crazy. So, here are some humorous dos and don’ts to lighten up the writing life and help those of you who don’t write to understand what makes writers just a little bit different. 1. Don’t shred your first rejection … [Read more...]
CREVICE Author Janice Boekhoff: Will the Real Lost Dutchman Please Step Up?
In my novel, Crevice, I created an elaborate background for Jacob Waltz, aka The Dutchman, and his relationship to the Lost Dutchman gold mine. But how much of what I wrote is true? Who was the real Dutchman? First, let me say, please do not try to find the Lost Dutchman gold mine based on my novel. Although, I did pick a physical place for the mine—a peak on the northwest side of the Millsite Canyon trail—I chose this because it was outside … [Read more...]
CREVICE Author Janice Boekhoff’s “Behind the Scenes: Is Setting a Character in Itself?”
I’ve heard many writers say that setting is just the place where your story happens. In a literal sense, this is true. Every character I dream up needs a place to lay their head at night, a place to fight for, and a place to fight with other people. But I’ve always thought setting should do more than provide a bed (or as in many of my novels, a sleeping bag) for my characters. I wrote the first several drafts of Crevice before visiting the … [Read more...]
Janice Boekhoff Gives the Quid Pro Quills Blog a Behind-the Scenes Look at CREVICE
Janice Boekhoff, author of WildBlue's upcoming romantic suspense novel CREVICE, was featured on the Quid Pro Quills blog on July 22nd. Janice gives a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and story that lead to the creation of CREVICE. Check out the full article here: https://quidproquills.com/ "A few years ago, I was watching a TV show that had a segment on the Lost Dutchman gold mine located somewhere in the Superstition Mountains of … [Read more...]
Suspense Author Janice Boekhoff: Are Writing and Storytelling the Same Thing?
All of us who write love to pour our words onto the page in new and different ways. We strive to get just the right image, just the right tone, just the right nuance. But are these efforts in vain? Has anyone ever recommended a book because of the tone? Sometimes when I get book recommendations from friends, this is what it sounds like: Friend: You’ve got to read this book by so-and-so (name withheld because I don’t want to get sued … [Read more...]
The Lost Dutchman’s Mine, Murder and Romance Rolled Into Debut Novel CREVICE
Christian Themes and Edge-Of-Your-Seat Suspense Make Up Book One In 'The Earth Hunters' Series By Janice Boekhoff Desperate to save her family’s struggling gold mine, Elery Hearst orders her crew to dig a new tunnel in a last-ditch effort to intersect the original gold vein. Rather than saving her legacy, however, the tunnel collapses, killing one of her men. Initial reports blame the tragedy on faulty equipment—an old machine Elery should … [Read more...]
Janice Boekhoff Brings A Dash of Romance, Faith and Science To Her Suspense Novels
Author Combines Love of Reading, Outdoors, Christianity and Scientific Research Janice Boekhoff is a former research geologist who pours her love of science and the outdoors into her suspense novels. One of her favorite things to do, other than write, is to research the settings for her novels. Whether climbing Mount Rainier in Washington State, hiking in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona or pushing through the cloud forests of Costa … [Read more...]