Janis is Tipton, Indiana’s home-grown author of history and mystery.
Janis’ newest book, Too Good a Girl, tells the story of her high school classmate, Olene Emberton, whose tragic, unsolved death in 1965 shocked their community. Now, some 50 years later, Janis has written Olene’s story to ensure it is never forgotten.
Janis’ other works include two cozy mysteries in the “Elmwood Confidential” series — Dead Air and Double Dares, released in June 2017 and Dust Bunnies and Dead Bodies, published in 2014.
Janis also is the author of two local history books, Images of America: Tipton County and Images of America: Frankfort, and she is a contributor to Undeniably Indiana, a bicentennial project from Indiana University Press.
In the works for a 2019 release is an Elwood, Indiana history book, Images of America: Elwood, and No Place Like Murder, a collection of 18 true crime stories that rocked Indiana between 1869 and 1950.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Speed City Sisters in Crime, the Author’s Guild, the Indiana Writers Center, the Tipton County Historical Society, and the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce.