About Janna Yeshanova:
Janna…Every one of her classmates was enchanted with her name, her beauty and her grace. We looked up to her. We lived on the same street in a sunny Soviet Republic, postwar children with wonderful hard working parents. Her mother decorated with medals from WWII to us was legendary. Her mother and father were attorneys…protectors. And suddenly among sunlight, a dark cloud snuck into her life, both parents lost their jobs. Protectors were moved out of the way….those from the inside, started to undermine the country… And they succeeded! Oh how they succeeded in their task!
Janna successfully fished high school, she participated in archeological expeditions and traveled a lot. Her University wasn’t just an academic entity, philological department. Her University was life.
Janna got married and her Allochka, her daughter, her sunshine was born. Her classmates already then, started to leave native nest, their homeland, but she taught Russian language and Literature in a Kishinev college, and shone with all the light of her soul. She loved beauty, sea, Odessa – a special city.
Before leaving for America, she quickly said her farewell/goodbyes, she wished everyone happiness and left.
The USSR fell apart. War began in Moldova. And her father, the protector has been gone for a long time. He left forever….died unexpectedly. And she, with a child and a sick mother, became a refugee. In a distant America, she finished a Master’s Degree and was teaching in a University.
Now she leaves in Ohio, near her daughter, her grandchildren with favorite dog. Everything else is in the book. Because it extends Janna’s light, forever, for all readers…
Nina Kachurenko, MA, Janna's former classmate, NY, NY
What inspires you to write?
Events, emotions, people, places that touched my life at one or another moment.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like personal connection with the paper and the text that is running out of the nib of the pen. Early drafts are hand written, usually in a place that inspires me. Edits come later on a computer.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Not only that! I am visualizing them in motion, I know their intonation, I can hear their voices – don't get me wrong!
The narrator of my Love Is Never Past Tense audiobook portrayed exactly what I imagined.
What advice would you give other writers?
Only one: do not get frustrated when you are stumbling and do not give up. A new day, a new event brings you new experiences and new thoughts…and new vision…
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to publish it fast. So, Love Is Never Past Tense was published by my company Life-Spark, LLC
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Life in the XXI century is very fast paced. Many people are listening to the books when walking, driving, etc. I love to listen to the audiobooks as well. Still, I hope that future generations will enjoy a personal relationship with physical books as our parents and grandparents did. For me, printed books become my buddies. And what do you do with your buddies? You keep them!
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Romantic Suspense, Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
All information in this post is presented “as is” supplied by the author. We don’t edit to allow you the reader to hear the author in their own voice.