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Janice Kay Johnson


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Daughter of Norma Tadlock Johnson

aka Janice Bartlett, Kay Bartlett, Kay Kirby

Janice Kay Johnson is the author of sixty books for children and adults. Her first four published romance novels were coauthored with her mother, also a writer who has since published mysteries and children's books on her own. These were "sweet" romance novels, the author hastens to add; she isn't sure they'd have felt comfortable coauthoring passionate love scenes!

Janice graduated from Whitman College with a B.A. in history and then received a master's degree in library science from the University of Washington. She was a branch librarian for a public library system until she began selling her own writing.

She has written six novels for young adults and one picture book for the read-aloud crowd. Rosamund was the outgrowth of all those hours spent reading to her own daughters, and of her passion for growing old roses. Two more of her favorite books were historical novels she wrote for Tor/Forge. The research was pure indulgence for someone who set out intending to be a historian!

Janice is divorced and has raised her two daughters in a small, rural town north of Seattle, Washington. She's an active volunteer and board member for Purrfect Pals, a no-kill cat shelter, and foster kittens often enliven a household that already includes a few more cats than she wants to admit to!

Janice loves writing books about both love and family — about the way generations connect and the power our earliest experiences have on us throughout life. Her Superromance novels are frequent finalists for Romance Writers of America RITA awards.
 
Novels
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Omnibus
For My Daughter (1998) (with Margot Early and Jan Freed)
The Family Next Door / The Little Matchmaker (1999) (with Muriel Jensen)
Born in a Small Town (2000) (with Judith Bowen and Debbie Macomber)
Tender Expectations (2002) (with Jule McBride)
The Gift of Christmas (2002) (with Margot Early and Jan Freed)
Wrong Turn (2003) (with Stella Cameron)
Whose Baby? / Mr Family (2003) (with Margot Early)
Epiphany / Stuck with Each Other / Undercover Santa (2004) (with Margot Early and Jan Freed)
Patton's Daughters (2006)
Mothers and Daughters (2006) (with Margot Early and Jan Freed)
A Mother's Love (2008) (with RaeAnne Thayne and Ruth Wind (Barbara Samuel))
Dead Wrong / Vagabond Hearts / Private Eyes (2008) (with Jasmine Cresswell and Bobby Hutchinson)
The Man Behind the Cop / Single Dad's Virgin Wife (2009) (with Susan Crosby)
Sweet Memories / Her Sister's Baby (2010) (with LaVyrle Spencer)
Like Father Like Son / Mother's Secret (2010) (with Karina Bliss)
Ragged Rainbows / The Miracle Baby (2011) (with Linda Lael Miller)
The Christmas Wedding Quilt (2013) (with Sarah Mayberry and Emilie Richards)
Harlequin Superromance November 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2013) (with Mary Brady and Kris Fletcher)
Harlequin Superromance January 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Callie Endicott and Jennifer Lohmann)
Harlequin Superromance March 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Rachel Brimble and Stephanie Doyle)
The Trouble with Joe / Someone Like Her (2014) (with Emilie Richards)
Harlequin Superromance July 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Colleen Collins and Anna Sugden)
The Baby Gift (2014) (with Holly Jacobs)
Harlequin Superromance September 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Tara Taylor Quinn and Joanne Rock)
Harlequin Superromance November 2014 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2014) (with Mary Brady and Sharon Hartley)
Harlequin Superromance January 2015 - Box Set (2015) (with Kristina Knight, Claire McEwen and Jennifer McKenzie)
Harlequin Superromance April 2015 - Box Set (2015) (with Pamela Hearon, Cindy Miles and Joanne Rock)
Harlequin Superromance August 2015 - Box Set (2015) (with Holly Jacobs, Cathryn Parry and Liz Talley)
Harlequin Superromance October 2015 Box Set (2015) (with Stephanie Doyle, Joanne Rock and Angel Smits)
Harlequin Superromance March 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Cara Lockwood, Claire McEwen and Tara Taylor Quinn)
Harlequin Superromance May 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Sarah M Anderson, Kristina Knight and Tara Taylor Quinn)
Harlequin Superromance July 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Claire McEwen, Tara Taylor Quinn and Angel Smits)
Harlequin Superromance December 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Kathy Altman, Julianna Morris and Janet Lee Nye)
Harlequin Superromance April 2017 Box Set (2017) (with Lisa Dyson, Janet Lee Nye and Gina Wilkins)
Harlequin Superromance June 2017 Box Set (2017) (with Heatherly Bell, Cara Lockwood and Stella MacLean)
Harlequin Superromance November 2017 Box Set (2017) (with Cathryn Parry, Tara Taylor Quinn and Angel Smits)
Harlequin Superromance January 2018 Box Set (2018) (with Rachel Brimble, Callie Endicott and Jo Leigh)
Harlequin Superromance April 2018 Box Set (2018) (with Cara Lockwood, Patricia Potter and Jeannie Watt)
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