Welcome to a small slice of the world of Janice Hamrick, where adventure, mystery, and humor lurk in the shadows. Oh, and art of dubious quality.

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Cartoon raven and bat resembling Poe and Dracula.

The Pleasure of Serial Reading

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I recently discovered Dracula Daily, a newsletter which sends you individual chapters from Dracula by Bram Stoker in “real time.” As you might remember, Dracula is written as a series…
Drawing of pink house and moped

Drawing from Life

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In my last post, I mentioned that drawing makes me makes me much more observant. This charming pink house is on a narrow side street in Belem, Portugal, and when…

Award Winning Novels

The Jocelyn Shore Mysteries

Welcome to the world of Jocelyn Shore, Texas high school teacher and unwilling solver of mysteries. On vacation, at home, or even at the family ranch for the holidays, Jocelyn turns her resourceful intellect and biting wit to taking care of the intrigue, murder, and even romance that life seems to toss her way.

Non-Award Winning Art

My Artist’s Journey

The road to art is not marked on any GPS system, but it is paved with good intentions.