Janet McClintock

Pittsburgh, PA
Literary Goals:
Improve my writing

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About Me

I grew up in Sloatsburg, NY a small town about thirty-nine miles north of New York City as the car drives. It was a quiet, safe town where, rather than walk up and over the overpass to cross the railroad tracks, I could take the shortcut through waist deep weeds under the billboard to get to the highway on the other side.
As I got older I raced motorcycles, and dove headlong in love with the biker culture. But when I was forced off the road twice one summer, I sold my bike and bought a horse—then a couple more. Living on the edge of Harriman State Park, I had miles of trails to ride, as long as the park rangers didn’t catch me.
I enlisted in the US Army Reserves and loved it so much, I went on active duty. After twenty-two years, I exhaled and settled down in Pittsburgh, PA. After living here twenty years, I’ve come to the conclusion that Pittsburgh is the best-kept secret in the country. And part of me hopes it stays our little secret.
Something someone said on the radio sparked the question: What would you do if…? I thought it through and the idea for a book came into being—Worst of All Evils—and I was bitten by the writing bug. My main character, Joan Bowman, is a martial artist trained to the point of perfection. Telling her story made me yearn to train in martial arts again, so now I work full time, train in martial arts (almost) fulltime and write fulltime.
Worst of All Evils is the first book of my four-part Iron Angel thriller/action series. I completed the second book in the series, Hottest Places In Hell, and am in the process of editing, revising and polishing it for submission. For a break from the action, I started a supernatural novel as an exercise to develop my skills of foreshadowing, suspense and setting as a plot element. One of my critique partners—Susan, you know who you are—called me to task and told me I better stop playing around and take the story seriously. So I did, and The Legend of Dan is approximately five chapters short of completion. When that is completed, I will begin work on the third book of my Iron Angel series.
You may have noticed the pattern of my life. I don’t just do something; I DO something. I’m full speed ahead, or I’m stopped. It’s a hop-on-and-hold-your-hats kind of life. It’s not for everybody, but it’s how I roll.

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I can be contacted at: www.janetmcclintock.com, Facebook - Janet McClintock, Author, Twitter - @JanetMcClintock, or janetmcclintockauthor@gmail.com. I believe in realism in fight scenes. Reality can be as much, if not more, dramatic than inaccuracies. Any questions on fight scenes, please feel free to contact me!

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