Author, Editor and Freelance Writer
Jannie Balliett is a published author, freelance writer, editor, advice columnist, and founder of an Online writers workshop, teaching the new and intermediate writer.
She is a member of Sisters In Crime, The Short, Mystery Fiction Society, Brazos Writers Group, and other writer affiliations. She is networked with various writer friends and authors on Crimespace and Ryze writer/author network communities.
Jannie is currently writing a paranormal crime thriller, LEAVE A WHISPER, with another novel marinating. She’s written a children’s book, THE TAIL THAT WAGGED THE DOG, about her grandson and his Boxer, Rocky, that teaches children it’s okay to be different. A series is planned for Rocky and his adventures, with a lesson and moral in each story.
Her work of short stories, poetry, and flash fiction, is published in The Writers Post Journal magazine, and Whim's Place first anthology of flash stories, ON A WHIM, that will be available at Barnes & Nobles and Amazon in 2008.
She writes thrillers: paranormal crime and paranormal mysteries. She also writes short stories. Poetry is just for her personal pleasure, although published-- and some of her poetry is dark and written especially for her novel LEAVE A WHISPER.
Her editorial services, helping other writers prepare their works for submission, is Balliett Editorial Service . She recently started web hosting for personal and business websites, Best Deal Web Hosting. She has advice columns, Ask JR on Advicenators.com and AskJR.blogspot.com which she finds enjoyable and challenging.
She’s a transplanted Texan, has raised three grown Texans, has six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. She lives in the Austin area with her female Boxer, Roxxie, who always listens without interrupting, never talks back, and honestly critiques her work better than anyone.
"In every talented person with a small desire to write-- hides a truly gifted writer, once armed with a little knowledge." --Jannie Balliett
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is a reaction, both are transformed." -C.G. Jung