About Kathryn Jane

Romance and Mystery writer

BETRAYED: Powerful Stories of Kick-Ass Crime Survivors

James L'Etoile

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and it isn’t by accident that Authors On the Air released their inaugural publication–a crime fiction anthology focused on the issue of personal violence and crime survivors–in October. All of the authors gifted their stories to the anthology and all proceeds are being donated to a non-profit community organization to support victims of violent crime. The project is the result of Pam Stack’s tireless efforts to bring awareness to the subject.

BETRAYED: Powerful Stories of Kick-Ass Crime Survivors features stories from twenty-two acclaimed authors, purposefully selected to bring their wide breadth of experience into BETRAYED. The authors are former law enforcement professionals, lawyers, graphic designers, musicians, educators, medical professionals and crime survivors. They provide a unique mix of backgrounds and life events that blend seamlessly in this anthology. Bestselling author, Allison Brennan contributed a novella to the anthology. I’m humbled to have my story, WHEN…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the theme SOUND or HEAR, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the theme SOUND or HEAR for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


He picked her up and sat on the couch holding her, their stunned silence the only sound in the room for a very long time.

Kathryn Jane


Andie threw her head back and laughed at something Bernie had shared. Lucas loved the sound of her full belly laughter, something he’d never heard before. Too bad it wasn’t him bringing it out of her.

S.A.Taylor
Shutter (work in progress)


Kate woke to the sound of waves hitting the rocks below her open cottage windows. The most soothing sound in the world.

Marsha West


Since Rafe hadn’t heard from his contact, lack of a plan left him hot and restless. A familiar ache he used to work off with intense physical training and pounding rounds at the range.

Sharon Wray
Every Deep Desire


“Stop…

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by Kathryn Jane

I had a blog almost ready for posting, but it wasn’t a good fit for today, so instead, in the light of the tragedy in Las Vegas yesterday, I will simply share what I believe to be true.

Kindness and Love are the answer to all the troubles in the world. I know, it seems way too simple, or farfetched, and some might think the idea is beyond stupid, but I believe it down to the soles of my feet.

And I practice what I believe. I do my darndest to be a good person. To never be unkind.

Hard task?

It was for a while, because I grew up surrounded by negativity. Judging other people and believing the worst about others, was all I knew. But over the last few years it’s become easier and easier, to the point I don’t have to think about it…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the theme SEE, SEEING, or VISION, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the theme SEE, SEEING, or VISION for a eye opening start to the week. Enjoy!


In my mind’s eye, I could envision the crowds of people who would line up to partake of authentic Greek cuisine, unique to this part of the province.

Joanne Guidoccio


The world creaked and tilted, but somehow her sister kept her upright. Lynea’s vision shrank to a pinhole, and then gradually reopened.

Jeannie Hall


Her left hand was clenched tightly on the safety belt release, the right was fastened on the door latch, and bone shone white through her taut skin. Her eyes, though opened wide, were vacant and unseeing.

Kathryn Jane


Whatever happened to him didn’t come from a small accident. This came from real trauma. I wasn’t offended by the sight because in my job I’d become numb to seeing the worst.

S.A.Taylor
Follow Me (work in progress)

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The Scent of Change #Globalwarming #Inspiration @jacqbiggar

This is an awesome post and well worth taking a minute to read!

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It’s raining!

I don’t know about you, but those of us in the northwestern part of Canada are celebrating. Every year it gets hotter and drier and the earth is aging seemingly before our eyes.

It was always a dream for DH and I to move to Vancouver Island. We came here on our honeymoon and every year after that we could afford the trip. I craved the beautiful cedars, rhododendrons, ivy, and ferns. The lush greenness of the rainforest, the scent of the ocean on the air, the slap of the waves upon the shore… I could go on and on, lol.

Thirty years later we made the move and it was just as amazing as we remembered!

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Photo curtesy of Tofino Photography

I’ve made new friends, explored this magical place I’m blessed to call home, and learned to feel the pulse of the land.

And it worries me.

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about a SNORT, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about a SNORT for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Matt grinned. “What do you take me for? I’m not that type of guy.” She snorted. “You’re all that type of guy.”

Jacquie Biggar


The deputy was clearly intimidated by the angry firefighter. With a snort, he opened the door and she slipped through.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


When the mare turned away again and realized she was cornered, she snorted, spun, and squared off against the woman standing between her and escape.

Kathryn Jane


“Sending her yellow roses with a card saying he’s her biggest fan,” Josh told Jack. “Humph.” The mayor snorted. “That all? That’s nothing.”

Marsha West


Rafe’s father snorted and rocked back on his heels, watching, waiting. Probably for the apology he wasn’t going to get.

Sharon Wray
Every Deep Desire


“Somewhere, out there, is the perfect retail job.” I…

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Kindness is the ultimate headline, don’t you think?

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By Kathryn Jane

 Here most of us sit in front of our monitors and televisions, watching disasters unfold, and what I’m seeing time after time, in spite of the horrible click-bait type of headlines, is Kindness!

 I’m seeing:

 People of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and stages of financial security helping each other.

 Posts of gratitude by those reasonably well off, who have been hit by Hurricane Harvey just the same way the poor were hit

 People regardless of socio-economic background gobsmacked by the kindness offered them by fellow human beings.

 Video footage of men and women reaching out to each other in a time of need.

 Groups, whole groups of people hooking up their expensive hauling rigs and driving INTO the fire zones to rescue horses and pigs and llamas and any other critter who needs a ride out before the flames wipe…

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