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To best-selling, award-winning author Janet Elaine Smith, both the writing and the marketing of her books is serious business. But it's also the best way in the world to have a whole lot of fun.
Agent Gail Fortune (then editor for Berkley/Jove Publishing) once asked Janet, "Do you ever write anything serious?" Janet's quick reply was "I'm very serous about my writing, but I never write anything very serious."
Fellow Star Publish author Carolyn Howard-Johnson said of Janet, as their Marketing Director, "...other publishers don't have what we do; we have a Janet Elaine Smith."

Click this Janet to see her fun side

But turn her loose on an audience, whether in a chat room, on the phone, in an e-group or "live," if she doesn't have you laughing in the first five minutes, there is something terribly wrong.
And that's where her characters come into play. Most of them are as nutty as Janet is, so she decided to bring them to life by giving them their own websites.

Where did that leave her? Well, for Monday Knight, it meant that she gets her own e-mail, has collected more AOL and Earthlink free hours by snail mail than Janet has, gets free pantyhose (Janet knew it wasn't for her, even before she saw Monday's name on the address label; it was too small for Janet!), has met and gone on tour with the pop band Smash Mouth (they even took her to Live with Regis and Kelly), has become a spokeswoman for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), gone up the Amazon River, and been taken on an excursion to watch the planets line up from the top of a mountain in Connecticut.
Now, Janet would like to help you do the same thing with the characters from your books. To find out about how this whole thing came about, check out the facts behind the story here. USA TV isn't the only place where Characters are Welcome!

Have you ever read a book where the people you meet become your best friends and you find yourself thinking about doing things with them? No, I'm not talking about a sexual fantasy where you tie the guy up to the bed and do despicable things to him, although if that's what floats your boat, or pops your cork, then so be it. I hate to tell you, but I don't do that kind of websites. I do websites that are fun and lively, that make you want to go along for the ride, to face adventure, intrigue and yes, even romance.
Some of my characters have already danced off those pages and come to life, at least in the eyes and minds of the readers. Here are just a couple of them. Click on the covers to see why and how that happened. I have more characters who are beginning to spring into action, and I'm sure that before long they will start demanding their own space in the cyberworld too, so stay tuned.
As a bonus, if I design a website for one (or more) of your characters, I will be doing a special "My amazing friends" on here, too, so that just means a bit more added publicity for you. Hey, how can you refuse? You know they are nagging you! And I really don't like whiners!

Click cover to meet Super Senior Sleuths Patrick and Grace

Click on cover to meet Monday Knight

Including Max Stryker, General Leigh, Sister Babs, Phebe Irvine, and others.

General Leigh
Can they make a lady out of me?

Phebe Irvine
Dear Uncle, I HATE WAR!

Personal computer system


    By Janet Elaine Smith



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  • Affordable (time payments possible)
  • Fun, exciting, innovative
  • Extra "features" included (counters, guestbooks, etc.)
  • Characters welcome (either real or fictional--they aren't limited)
  • Manageable by owner after completion (with personal instruction)
  • Your characters featured on a page on Characters Welcome Websites
  • Help to get placement on search engines

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Her websites have helped her novels reach best-seller (online) status, win many international awards, and garner a "best time-travel of the year" by Affaire de Coeur Magazine.

Her personal website has had over 2 million visitors.



Max Stryker--Sticking her nose in
and it's more than just a newspaper

Sister Babs
Her habit has a habit of its own

There's a new STORM on the horizon
And he's creating a real whirlwind

Poor Billie Williams!
She can't keep up with her characters

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They've lived in your heads too long;
It's time to let their secrets out.