Janis Reams Hudson
Romance novelist Janis Reams Hudson was born in California, grew up in Colorado, lived in Texas, but has called central Oklahoma home for most of her adult life. Janis worked for fifteen years in local television in the Oklahoma City and Corpus Christi, Texas, markets. After writing for seven years, during which she left television and completed seven novels, Janis made her first sale in September, 1990. The book was FOSTER LOVE, which sold to Meteor Publishing for their Kismet line of short contemporary romances. Since the book’s publication in February, 1991, FOSTER LOVE has won several major book awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award for Best Short Contemporary Romance of 1991, Best Kismet of the Year from Romantic Times, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for Best Short Contemporary of the Year, and was a RITA finalist for Best First Book from the Romance Writers of America.
Within two and a half years of making that first sale, Janis sold twenty-two novels, both contemporary and historical romances. Her books have appeared on the romance best-seller lists of Waldenbooks, B. Dalton, and Bookrak, have been nominated for numerous awards, and have earned a total of six major book awards.
What little time she does not spend writing and researching her next book Janis spends helping other writers and volunteering her time to various writers’ organizations. She maintains professional memberships in Romance Writers of America, where she served six years on the national board of directors (including two as president/ceo), and in Oklahoma Romance Writers of America, which she helped found. She also actively promotes her work by holding autographings and speaking at various writers’ workshops and conferences across the country.
Her 32nd book, THE LAST WILDER, will be released in June, 2002, by Silhouette Special Edition. She has written 11 historical and 21 contemporary romance novels.
Janis lives in Choctaw, Oklahoma, with her husband Ron, and various cats, ducks, and sheep. This web site is Ron's fault.
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