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Jane Sevier

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Orleans, France




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I'm a spinner of tales and have been lucky enough to earn my living that way. As a feature writer, I covered fields as varied as artificial intelligence, the arts, the environment, and international affairs and traveled on assignment to exotic locales as diverse as Ecuador, Sri Lanka, and Texarkana, Texas. Several of my feature stories won national and regional awards.

My debut mystery, FORTUNE'S FOOL, was 2010 Golden Heart® finalist and garnered several other awards. It's about a 1930s Memphis socialite whose husband dies and leaves her penniless. To support herself and the members of her household who depend on her, she becomes a society fortune teller, only to discover that she has the true sight. FOOL is now available as an ebook on Ama

So, this happened. A producer optioned Fortune's Fool and the Psychic Socialite series for movies and TV. How cool is that?


Oh, and I have a new website, janesevier.com, where you can read excerpts of my books.
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Published on February 01, 2016 11:59 • 61 views • Tags: 1930s, memphis, mysteries, psychics, southern
Average rating: 4.3 · 67 ratings · 21 reviews · 2 distinct works
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Jane Thank you. I enjoy reading several of your authors, including Tracy Wolff, Darlene Gardner, and Emily McKay.

Harlequin Historical Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them.

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