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The River to Glory Land Is OUT NOW! Buy it on Amazon! 

Book Launch for The River to Glory Land RESCHEDULED


Book Launch/Signing RESCHEDULED

Hi friends,

For everyone’s safety and convenience, we have decided it is best to reschedule my book launch on January 12th, due to predicted bad weather in the area.

The new book launch date will be in the spring, on April 13th, 2019 from 11am-1pm at the Market on Oak in Spruce Pine, NC (

Please be safe out there and I hope to see you on April 13th!

Happy Reading,


Many of you have been asking me when the final book in my Florida series, THE RIVER TO GLORY LAND, will be out. The official release date is December 19th, but, good news! You can now pre-order the download for your e-readers, and the soft-cover version will be available for pre-orders in another month. In the third book, you’ll be reunited with folks from book one, A CORNER IN GLORY LAND, as well as from book two, THE RISING OF GLORY LAND, plus you’ll meet quite a few new characters who will find their own ways of adding chaos, laughter and love to the family.

THE RIVER TO GLORY LAND begins in Miami in the 1920s, and my grandmother, Nell Tarilton, was my muse for this particular novel. Some of the scenes were inspired by her; like a Charleston contest my fictional character, Lily, wins. Grandma won such a dance contest in the mid-1920s, at the Roney Plaza Hotel, on Miami Beach, and received a dozen red roses as a prize. The hurricane scene at the very beginning was also inspired by Grandma, who lived through the horror of that monstrous storm. Until she died at the age of 92, she could clearly recall things that happened throughout that hellacious night. Fish hanging from the trees did, indeed, happen as a result from the tidal wave that washed through Miami. Grandma said it took weeks to clean up many thousands of fish, and the stench was enough to bring a grown man to his knees.

If you haven’t already read books one and two in the series, you might want to consider doing so now. Though each of these novels stands alone (you don’t have to read one to understand the others), I think it makes for a more enjoyable, emotionally impactful experience if you read them in order. With that being said, you can easily go to Amazon to order and/or download books one and two, along with pre-ordering the digital version for book three. To make life a little easier for you, I’ve added the links to all of them below. Just give them a click!

I owe a world of thanks to the wonderful folks at Kensington Publishing for all of their hard work on every aspect of my books…from cover to cover! Speaking of which, fresh off the press, here’s the cover for THE RIVER TO GLORY LAND. Most of all, I owe a world of thanks to you, my supportive readers. Thank you for your kind words and wonderful reviews. It’s because of you, I keep spinning new tales.

As usual, happy reading, friends!

Buy A Corner In Glory Land:
Buy The Rising of Glory Land:
PRE-ORDER The River to Glory Land:

Win A Personalized, Soft Cover, Signed Copy of The Rising of Glory Land!

It’s time for a Summer Reading Giveaway!

Win a Personalized, Soft Cover, Signed Copy of The Rising Of Glory Land.

How To Enter:

It’s Easy! Send an email to with a photo of you holding/reading one of Janie’s novels, in your favorite, comfy reading spot!

Janie will then select 5 of the best photos and post them on her Facebook page in a special album.

We will contact you via your given email address and coordinate to send you your SIGNED, & PERSONALIZED SOFT COVER COPY of The Rising of Glory Land!

The winners will be selected on Friday, July 13th.

Good luck! Can’t wait to see your photos.

***The Rising of Glory Land is AVAILABLE TODAY!***

In the earliest days of the last century, a Florida family strives to build a legacy in the burgeoning new city of Miami …



Mark your calendar! We are having a book launch for The Rising of Glory Land on June 23rd, from 1- 4 PM at The Market on Oak.

If you’re in the area please join us! Updates to follow!

December 19th, 2017-

The wait is over! A CORNER IN GLORY LAND is out now! 




Join me tonight for an exclusive signing event at The Market on Oak in Spruce Pine, NC

262 Oak Avenue – Spruce Pine, NC

4pm – 7pm


Join Janie at the Market on Oak in Spruce Pine, NC on RELEASE DAY, December 19th

and get a signed copy of A CORNER IN GLORY LAND hot off the press!

September 1, 2017-  Check out Janie’s newest blog piece…

“Moonshine on the Mountain”

Click here to read

June 16th, 2017-  Brand New Website Launch

Welcome to the new home of! My team and I have been hard at work designing a new site. Please take a look around! I’m in the midst of writing a three-book series on old Florida, called the Glory Land series.  The first book, A Corner in Glory Land, takes place in central Florida, around Silver Springs, and Lake Weir, in the 1880’s.  When I was a little girl, my family spent time at Lake Weir, specifically at an old fish camp named Johnson’s, and it was those sweet old memories that helped to bring A Corner in Glory Land to life. Here is one of my favorites.  Click here to view “The Littlest Angler“.

May 11th, 2017-  Cover Reveal for A Corner In Glory Land

Janie’s new novel A Corner In Glory Land is set to be released Dec. 19th, 2017.

Janie with the Kensington Publishing team in NYC.

April  19th, 2017 – Facebook Live from New York City on May 11th!

​Join Janie for a LIVE Q&A on May 11th. Submit your questions via Twitter/Facebook using the Hashtag #AskJanieDevos.

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