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Featured Author K. J. Janssen –
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?

I am a multi-genre novelist. I was born in St. Louis, but spent my early adult years in Long Island, NY.I am now living in Ohio, with my wife and miniature Schnauzer.

Blood Money, my debut novel centers on Mark Matthews, a private investigator turned FBI agent. In the novel Mark topples an association funneling money to terrorists. Published November, 2011.

Fatal Dose, the second Mark Matthews Mystery exposes a drug mafia distributing counterfeit prescription drugs and revisits some of the villains from Blood Money.

Both of these thrillers have multiple five star reviews including Jack (Spywriter) King.
Siblings, has all the wonder and excitement of a modern day romance novel coupled with an introspective into the hierarchy in sibling families. Romance, gambling, drugs and infidelity are rampant in this tale of the Symington family.

Family Matters is a multi-genre work about three generations of the Kingston family and their interactions with five townspeople in the peaceful community of Old Pebscott, Connecticut. The protagonist, Adam Kingston, provokes each of the main characters with a series of ruthless actions until one is driven to hire an assassin to kill both Adam and his father, and to burn Kingston Manor to the ground.

I am a member of ITW, ASCAP.

At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?

Around age eight, when I began to write short stories about space travels.
In high school I was editor of The Purple Quill the schools literary supplement.
Over the years I have written and published many short stories.
When I retired, I penned my first full sized novel, Blood Money and have written 3other novels including a Romance/Suspense novel.

Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?

Stuart Woods
John Sanford
Josten Gaarder
Paulo Coelho

Tell us a little about your latest book?

Behind the pandemic of counterfeit prescription drug distribution is a cartel run by the mob. When the FBI sets up a Pharmaceutical Drug Squad of Special Agents to close the cartel’s operations down, the members are immediately in danger as the antagonist, Marco Vennuti, takes measures to protect the cartel from the deepening FBI probe.
Special Agent Mark Matthews is assigned to the squad and is teamed up with Special Agent Wendy Farrell who becomes his new love interest. The danger to Mark is amplified when, Mel Tarkington, responsible for the death of Mark’s former lover, Susan Harrigan, comes out of hiding bent on killing Mark.
Fatal Dose has numerous sub-plots that will take the reader down dark and sinister paths. This is Mark Matthews at his best. The novel sizzles with emotion and suspense from start to finish.

Title: Fatal Dose
Author: K. J. Janssen
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Available at: or at Amazon

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