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Friday, March 18, 2016

Author Spotlight with Janni Styles

Dear Writers, Readers, and Precious Patrons,

Today on All Authors Blog we bring you a spotlight of author Janni Styles and her book One Part Good.

About the Author:

Janni Styles was born in Ontario, Canada, to creative Canadian parents, and began writing in first grade after she enthusiastically told the teacher, "I want to make books when I grow up!" Vancouver,Canada, is her home where she has worked in childcare for pre-schoolers,later co-establishing provincial programs to improve the quality of family daycare. She has also worked in the Justice System with victims of domestic violence. A winner of literary awards for fiction and poetry, Janni won First Place in the SIWC (Surrey International Writer's Conference) for a short story called "Blue Shadows." The year prior her story, "The Musical Messenger" also placed. In 2011 writing became purely therapeutic, a means of coping with multiple losses and trauma that produced the 2013 book of poems,"Spiritshine." 2014 saw her first collection of stories released in the book, "One Part Good."

One Part Good

Janni Styles, Award Winning writer of fiction and poetry, debuts her first collection of short stories in "One Part Good."  In “Ashes to Ashes” a niece comes to grips with her aunt’s dementia. “For Your Own Good” sees justice leveled when a cruel abuser suddenly vanishes. A doctor/patient relationship is irreparably altered in “Littlesome.” “One Part Good” leaves a hopeful Beth spurned by a stranger named Gordon who shakes her confidence to the core. In “Dance Lessons” a child learns to navigate her mother’s manic moods. Karma rules in “Karaoke” where betrayal once reigned. “Camp Murmur” finds teenager Bernadette realizing she is not homeless after all. “Men in the Moon” defies convention to give an unexpected child a loving start. Nora learns coming to terms with aging is better than the alternative in “Something.” “Two Cents Worth” is a peek into a home where role reversal and avoidance just naturally unfold. An innocent inadvertently teaches a woman how to manage cantankerous adults in “Wingless.” 

All among us can relate to coming of age, adapting to old age, coping with rage or turning a whole new page. Read all in one sitting or one at a time, these stories will leave you thinking. Is aging as hard as we think? Are all teens troublesome? Is pure love possible between two wayward hearts? When there is nothing left but love, sometimes we learn love is all we need.

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