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Janet Durbin

 

The journey began in the oddest sort of way. It began with my son.
 
In 2002, he thought he wanted to be a writer, so he started to write. About 40 pages into a story, he would stall. To encourage him, I started a story that was brewing in my head. It blossomed into many pages. Those pages became many more, and, ta-dah, the novel After was born. He eventually moved on to other ideas. I was hooked.
 
I was creative as a child, but more in the line of drawing and painting than in writing. My mother was the one who really introduced me to the world of books. Andre Norton, with her Witch World series, The Zero Stone, Year of the Unicorn, and so many others, took me to places only dreamed of. The Army, via my dad, took me to many actual places.
 
I tried a lot of things as I grew into adulthood. I worked in security and even attended the police academy in 1982. While there, I met my husband, who was in the army...go figure. A move to Germany ended the police thing. That turned out to be okay, though, because nursing was calling me.
 
When I returned to the states three years later, I had my lovely son with me, in addition to my three step children and a cat. Although I had hoped to stay married forever, like in a fairy tale, it was not to happen. My husband and I divorced after seven years of marriage and I moved to Florida, taking with me my son and the cat.
 
By then, I was enjoying the works of other authors, authors like Anne McCaffrey, Dean Koontz, Terry Brooks, J.A. Jance, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and lots more. They helped me to continue exploring endless possibilities and worlds. And helped me to grow as a writer.
 
When the idea for After was in full swing, I discussed many of my thoughts with my son, then with some of my coworkers. They encouraged me to follow through with them. Thanks to Michele, the title became what it is. She was also one of my main feedback resources. Sadly, she was taken from this world far too young  by breast cancer. I miss her dearly.
 
To my family: both the two-legged ones and the four-legged ones, and the doctors, nurses, CNA's--in fact, the entire staff of the hospital where I work--I thank each and every one of you for your positive words and encouragement, and for listening to me talk nonstop about my books. Words cannot say enough about all of you.
 
And, of course, to the readers. Your comments let me know that I must be doing something right. The joy of creating new worlds and seeing and hearing what others think of them has nurtured me well. The ideas are rolling out. I hope you'll come along for the ride.
A Note From Janet Durbin

 

How you can help find a cure for juvenile (type 1) diabetes.
 
I have helped the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) organization for the past 11 years. It's been mostly through my work and as a community member. Now, I feel it's time to help as an author.
 
With the purchase of any book in the Journey of Twins Series -After, Stolen, and any other books I have written, I will donate $2 to JDRF. The sales can come from any place where my books are sold. Due to the explicit material it contains, the Nature Kranderson book is only available to a mature audience.
 
For more information about where to get a copy of my books, check out http://www.janetdurbin.com or my MySpace page.
 
With your help, we can make the end of Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes a reality instead of a dream.
 
Thanks,
 
Janet Durbin
 
 
Current Releases
Ever since the day Ruben escaped with his young nephew, Drayco had been searching for them, to the point that his own family suffered because of it. When he finally found the missing pair, Joey was a young man. He tried to bring the teen home&nb...
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Vengeance, Book Three in the Journey of Twins Series
  What would the world be like if something created by the government escaped? What if it was a virus, a virus so deadly it killed incredibly fast? So fast that a cure was out of the question, except for a select few. What would you do?  ...
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After - ebook
Five years have passed since the defeat of the Boss. For Shyanne and Joseph, it meant settling down and raising a family. For Drayco, it meant searching for the one who escaped during their last encounter...the mercenary, Ruben For the first time ...
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Stolen, Book Two in the Journey of Twins Series
What would the world be like if something created by the government escaped? What if it was a virus, a virus so deadly it killed incredibly fast? So fast that a cure was out of the question, except for a select few. What would you do?   Journe...
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After, Book One in the Journey of Twins Series
Nature Kranderson, a reclusive psychic, stumbles upon the work of a serial killer when she tries to locate a missing teen for her family. For some reason, the killers face remains shrouded. That has never happened before. She has always been able to ...
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Innocence Taken
A book that's scary in its realism, yet leaves you thankful it's only fiction... Nature Kranderson, a reclusive psychic, stumbles upon the work of a serial killer when she tries to locate a missing teen for her family. For some reason, the kil...
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Innocence Taken - ebook


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