Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Janie De Coster has published several novels with Gstreet Publications, Frienemies, Love at Midnight In the Anthology A Man for Every Season. She has in the works a 3 part Sister Series beginning with What My Sister Didn’t Know which has been re released with Gstreet on March 19 2015. Part 2 was released on March 25 2015 and she is presently working on part 3. Janie has also spread her wings with her first paranormal Dark Side of Love published in December 2014.
Janie pens stories of real life drama. She wants to connect with her readers on a level they can relate to. Her novels shines a light on topics such as infidelity, betrayal, divorce, low self-esteem, weight issues, mental illness and domestic violence all the while bringing in laughter and a bit of inspiration. Janie De Coster is formally from New York City but now resides in South Carolina with her husband, four children and nine grand children.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book What My Sister Didn’t Know 2 is a sequel to the first. In it I continue the story of two sisters Saphire and Gade Michaels who found themselves in love with a man they couldn’t resist, Joe Burrels. Saphire and Gade were both in commited relationships at the time which complicated things even more. Now after the love, lust, lies and betrayal has settled, the men comes forward to tell their side of the story. It took me about six months to write the sequel. I wanted to clear up any unanswered questions the readers may have had in book one and to see what eventually became of the Michaels Sisters.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No not really. I always write where I am comfortable. And sometimes that means in my bathroom.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Kimberla Lawson Roby’s novels about Curtis Black has captured my attention for years. I also love Carl Weber’s writings as well.
What are you working on now?
The final series of the What My Sister Didn’t Know part 3.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Face book and twitter
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Take Your time and please do your research. Don’t fall for easy get rich schemes of making yourself famous. Build your brand. Connect with your readers and enjoy the ride.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write the best books and readers will come.
What are you reading now?
The Knife in my back by Stacey Covington-Lee
What’s next for you as a writer?
Writing more great books for my readers.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Carl Weber’s Man in 3 B