August 25, 2011

Turtle Trilogy on sale!

It's still summer as long as you have a good book!

Hello! I've lowered the prices on my award-winning Turtle Trilogy books on Kindle. They're still good reads, it's just that I've been around so long I'm gaining more control over my inventory. Give them a look!

(Reviews and comments)

A Three-Turtle Summer
Janelle Meraz Hooper
A Cool Book Review ( )

Janelle Hooper has brought a story of domestic violence into fine focus with this book. It is a tragic tale but one reflecting the persistence of the human spirit which eventually brings a final relief from the agonies of pain, fear, and violence. The demeaning treatment of the heroine of this tale by her husband and her resourcefulness to secretly battle him could only be told by someone who has been very close to similar actual events as either participant or observer. Kindle, $5.99 USD (Also in paperback)

As Brown As I Want: The Indianhead Diaries
Janelle Meraz Hooper

Janelle Meraz Hooper has hit a homerun with her second book, AS BROWN AS I WANT, The Indianhead Diaries." Even better than her much acclaimed first book, A THREE-TURTLE SUMMER, Janelle's new book propels the reader through a series of unique situations as experienced by eight-year-old Glory, who always seems just a few steps ahead of her scheming father. Kindle $3.99 USD (Also in paperback) Kelly Creso, Bold Media Corporation

Custer and His Naked Ladies
Janelle Meraz Hooper

Janelle Meraz Hooper has done it again! Custer and His Naked Ladies is filled with quirky and likable characters in a richly detailed setting. Humor, family and love come shining through. There is a poignant line in the book that has stayed with me: "Old age had crept in and stolen their bodies while they were dancing through life." These women have danced! VF Gibson, Seattle, WA   Kindle $5.99 USD (Also in paperback)

Read free sample chapters here:

August 16, 2011

Boogie, Boots & Cherry Pie

Summer isn't over as long as you have a good book!

8-16-11- My new light romance is now available on Kindle, Nook, and others. Read the first chapter for free on my website above.

Boogie, Boots & Cherry Pie

Janelle Meraz Hooper

  When the great guy that Lily meets at her company’s St. Patrick’s Day party takes her home he discovers she lives at the Zoo, an apartment building that caters to tenants who have exotic pets. Unfortunately, one of the animals is missing and when Mike drops her off the first thing he sees is a sign on the front door:

Please Don’t Let Out The Snake!

  While Lily is trying to figure out how Boogie, a big boa constrictor, is getting into her room, Mike, her new boyfriend, has his own problems. He’s a jewelry designer who is in danger of defaulting on a contract because all of his workers live on a flood plain and the river is rising. When it finally floods, everyone, including their pets, disappears without a trace. Suddenly, Mike isn’t worried about his business anymore. He’s worried about his workers and their families. Are they okay? Where could they be?
  Filled with lively characters including: a Jamaican landlady, Reggae, whose traditional headdress holds her phone, iPod, and assorted office supplies; her boyfriend Mingo who thinks he doesn’t fit in; and Velma, a tenant who collects snakes—big ones. Tension rises when Reggae and Lily begin to fear that Boogie is stalking Boots, Reggae’s pet iguana.

Janelle Meraz Hooper is an award-winning writer originally from Oklahoma who now lives in Washington State. Contact her at: or email:

Other books I've written:
A Three-Turtle Summer
As Brown As I Want: The Indianhead Diaries
Custer and His Naked Ladies
Bears in the Hibiscus
Free Pecan Pie and Other Chick Stories

Read free samples of all on my website:

August 11, 2011

Seattle PI interview

8-11-11- Hi! I've just had an interview posted on the Seattle PI online newspaper. I don't know how long it'll be up...

Boogie, Boots & Cherry Pie is now available on Kindle, Nook, and others.

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 12th) on Chit-Chat Cafe, Gerry Bradley will read from Dana Quaid's new book, Doing The Thing. Be sure to listen in on KLAY-1180 A. M. Talk Radio, 8:45-9:00 A. M.

Soon, I'll be posting the first chapter of Boogie, Boots & Cherry Pie on my website:

Gotta go! It's been a busy morning.