J.A. McLachlan

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J. A. McLachlan (also known as Jane Ann McLachlan) is a multi-genre Canadian author. She has eight published books: her new release, IMPACT: A Memoir of PTSD; a short story collection, CONNECTIONS (Pandora Press); two College texts on Professional Ethics (Pearson-Prentice Hall); a science fiction novel, Walls of Wind (self-published); two young adult fiction novels, The Occasional Diamond Thief and The Salarian Desert Game (EDGE SF&F Publishing); and her first historical fiction novel, The Sorrow Stone.
Visit her website to learn more and read excerpts from her books: http://www.janeannmclachlan.com

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J.A. McLachlan I like my life here and now. But I wouldn't mind a few DAY trips to meet some historical figures, like Shakespeare, Socrates, Jesus, Dostoyevsky, to…moreI like my life here and now. But I wouldn't mind a few DAY trips to meet some historical figures, like Shakespeare, Socrates, Jesus, Dostoyevsky, to name a few. I'd probably be disappointed, though. Traveling back in history would mean I, as a woman, would become a second-class citizen at best, and my historical heroes would probably ignore me. Best to admire such giants from afar, I think. As for imaginary worlds, like Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games- love the books but a day in the middle of a war against monsters and mutts? Happier to read about them. (less)
J.A. McLachlan That's a very good question. I don't write mysteries, so I don't think in those terms. I am more interested in the psychological mystery of how people…moreThat's a very good question. I don't write mysteries, so I don't think in those terms. I am more interested in the psychological mystery of how people think and why they do what they do. But I do write some of my experiences into my books, in one way or another. I have put the experience of losing my father when I was young into The Occasional Diamond Thief, and a brief spell of PTSD into The Salarian Desert Game, although those aren't the main plots of either book.(less)
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I will be bringing out my new book this October, an historical fiction novel set in the south of France in the 12th Century.
If you are interested in being an early reader and will agree to post an honest review on Amazon during the first week of October, I would like to send you an ARC (Advance Reader's Copy) ebook now.

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So annoyed at myself for reading this. I studied Atwood's first foray into fiction as an undergrad, with The Edible Woman, a really terrible novel. Cardboard characters woodenly manipulated to mouth her diatribe on gender relations. And sadly nothing ...more
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I don't usually read detective mysteries, but this one sounded interesting, and it was. It has sympathetic characters and a sufficiently unusual premise to keep me guessing right to the end, which is rare in a mystery. And unlike murder mysteries whe ...more
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The Great Alone tells an interesting story in an original setting, but the writing is not great. Too much narrative, too much the author telling us instead of letting the story unfold, so much so it shocked me. This is a well-known author, you'd thin ...more
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