An archive of Jan’s posts can be found HERE.
A former family physician and academic, Jan O’Hara left the world of medicine behind to follow her dreams of becoming a writer. These days she confines her healing tendencies to paper—after making her characters undergo a period of delicious torture, naturally.
She is known for writing love stories (and biographies) that move from wackadoodle to heartfelt in six seconds flat.
While Jan lives in Alberta, Canada, she considers Writer Unboxed her online home. To that end, she had the honor of contributing an essay on author health to Author in Progress, a Writer’s Digest Book edited by Therese Walsh.
Her debut novel, Opposite of Frozen, is a contemporary romance. (The premise: Trapped in a small mountain town with a busload of feisty retirees and a commitment-phobic stowaway, a retired athlete realizes that he’s become more frail and fossilized than his charges.) Kirkus Reviews said of it “If O’Hara’s next books are anything like this one, she’s got a long career ahead of her.”
Her second book, Cold and Hottie, was part of the Tropical Tryst anthology, which became a #1 international ebook bestseller. (Ex-lovers are reunited during a team-building exercise in Jamaica, only he has reason to hold a grudge…and he’s now her employer.)