Friday, May 1, 2009

All the News That's Fit to Post

We've got the good news going on!


Saturday, October 23, 2010, 2pm
Hall Book Exchange
1854 Thompson Bridge Rd.


September 6, 2009
Awesome review by Attackfish. Thanks so much!

July 14, 2009

The gang over at Teens Read and Write have nice things to say about The Shifter. Thanks guys!

July 11, 2009
Check out Real Toads to hear what they said about The Shifter. Thanks!

June 11, 2009
Oleander said nice things on Shelfari. Thanks!

June 1, 2009
The folks over at A Million Words said nice things, so, thanks guys!


September 19, 2009
Great questions over at YA Highway.

April 12, 2009
They're talking about me over at Tall Tales & Short Stories!


February 13, 2009
Foreign Rights: UK Children's

Janice Hardy's fantasy debut THE PAIN MERCHANTS, about a teenage war orphan who discovers an uncanny ability to heal by drawing pain from others, and becomes a pawn in a political game when her skill attracts the attention of the two most powerful groups in the city to Stella Paskins at Harper Children's UK, by Balzer & Bray, on behalf of Kristin Nelson at the Nelson Literary Agency.

June 26, 2008
Book sold!!

Janice Hardy's debut fantasy trilogy beginning with THE PAIN MERCHANTS, about a teen war orphan who becomes a pawn in a bigger political game when her uncanny ability to heal by drawing pain turns out to be the only weapon she has to save her sister, to Donna Bray at Balzer & Bray/Harper Children's for their launch list, in a very good deal, in a pre-empt, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (world English).


  1. I read the reviews on A Million Words! So, are the ARC's out yet?

  2. Out and about :) They look really cool too.

  3. If I get an opportunity to I will :)Plenty of places within driving distance from GA.

  4. Your book sounds great, like something I'd enjoy reading, so I'll have to check it out. You're also the first upcoming author I've come across who lives in GA! I'd love to come to a signing, but I don't think I'll be able to. :(

    I wish you success!

    See you around on Absolute Write. :)


  5. Thanks! There are four signings total, so if you can make another one, drop on by. :) If not, I'll see ya on the forums!

  6. ive read this book, janice, ur book inspired me, please dont stop writing ever! i look forward to Nya, danello's and tali's next adventure, when do you think you can have it done??

    also please if u ever get the chance come to clarkston michigan, i really really would love to meet you =)

  7. please please please see what you can do about coming to michigan ^^ "the shifter" was an amazing read, and anyone who says differently is crazy!

  8. Aw, thanks Jake. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. The second book comes out next fall (probably October 2010).

  9. haha not soon enough in my opinion, but worth the wait, your one of my new favorite authors along with rick riordan and the author of artemis fowl, guess ill go re read the shifter

  10. AhHHHH October! Make it sooner!:)

  11. I love your book!!!!! You r an amazing writer!! I also loved Percy Jackson and Septimus Heap series!! Your book is definitly on my top 10 list!!

  12. Just a quick question, are you going to be dropping by Virginia any time soon?

  13. No plans yet. But I will be in Columbia, SC the end of February and Orlando, FL in April. I'll have dates posted soon on those.

  14. awww... well I hope you have a good time in Flordia and South Carolina! Can you possibly tell a little bit about the next book in the series is about? Please!

  15. It's okay if you can't leak any information I understand. :)

  16. i read the shifter in 3 days so it was definately good october a long time, and if u get the chance please post title? thanks for the book hope to read more!

  17. Like I said before I love your books!! I was wondering if you have read the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage? I loved those as well! And I think you would like them. :)

  18. Janice, you there? You haven't posted in awhile.

  19. I'm here! Sorry, for some reason I wasn't getting the emails that told me there were comments!

    I can't tell you much about book two yet, but I will say that Nya does some traveling, has to work with folks she'd never thought she'd work with, and finds out a few major secrets.

    Title and cover will be posted soon, promise! We're down to the final tweaks on the cover and I want to unveil the whole thing at once.

    I haven't read Septimus Heap yet, but I hear good things, so I'll have to add that to my list.

  20. Oh okay! Thanks for letting me know about the cover and title! Like I said I do think you will like Septimus Heap when you gat around to it!

  21. Read your wonderful book on Wednesday and on Saturday I recommended it to the students in my Writing for Children class at University of San Diego who write fantasy. Are you an SCBWI member? Do you ever attend national? And why is the title of your book different in England?

  22. Thanks so much :) I am a SCBWI member, though I haven't been able to attend any conferences so far.I keep having conflicts with other events, (like this coming weekend.) Just bad timing. I hope to get to one before long though.

    The UK title is actually the original title for the book. It was changed for the US version because the sales team and the booksellers felt "pain" was going to turn folks off. My editor did a guest blog on this topic for my agent a while back. Here's the link if you're curious.

  23. Janice,
    I'm sort of stumped on what to read next. What would you suggest?

  24. I've been posting what I've been reading, so there are lots of ideas if you check the "book challenge" label. "The Compound" was fantastic. The Last Apprentice series is terrific. Some of my favorites (recent and old faves) are:

    The Gallagher Girls series
    Percy Jackson series
    Life As We Knew It
    The Everafter
    Skin Hunger & Sacred Scars
    The Hunger Games & Catching Fire
    Spanking Shakespeare
    13 Reasons Why

  25. Thanks! I'll have to check some of those out!

  26. B Mesa

    I was at Piney grove middle when you were signing the books. I bought the book before you came to the school. The book is awesome I love it it is one of the best books i've ever read. I can't wait for the second one to come out! Also thanks for signing my book.

    A huge fan Brian Mesa

  27. Janice,
    I know the second books coming out but are you thinking about making a third also, or are you ending it in this second book?

  28. Thanks Brian!

    Artist99 I just finished the first draft of book three, so there will be a third book. It'll be out October 2011. That will be the final book :)

  29. Okay, Well I'm sure it will be amazing, because you're such a brilliant writer! :)

  30. You are such a talented writer! I thought your book was amazing! I can't wait until Blue Fire comes out!

    I know you're probably really busy but do you think you'd be able to come to Montana?

    I'm writing a story right now (or multiple stories really since I can't stop coming up with new ideas) and I love talking with published authors.

    Thanks! - Anonymous

  31. Any chance of you coming to Portland, Oregon? I just finished Blue Fire last night and am so depressed that I now have to wait until the next book comes out!

  32. LOVED BLUE FIRE! I've always loved your books but hats off to you for the beautiful cover art. I'm a big art buff (hence the name) and I love how the covers are drawn so realisticly.
    PS The hands add a nice dramatic touch. :)

  33. Thanks so much!

    No plans to come to Montana or Oregon right now, but if I do, I'll let everyone know.