Janelle Mowery became a member of American Christian Fiction Writers in the year 2002 and is an active member in one of their critique groups. She has written a number of historicals, one which finalled in the 2003 Noble Theme contest. In 2004, she had a short story titled ‘A Fair Chance’ published in the e-magazine, Romancing the Christian Heart. In 2005, her third novel, entered in the San Gabriel Writers’ League ‘Writing Smarter’ Contest, won first place. Also, the author’s fifth novel made it to the top ten finalists in the Noble Theme contest. She signed her first contract with Barbour Publishing in their Heartsong Presents Mysteries line in 2006. Where the Truth Lies, which she co-authored with ELIZABETH LUDWIG, is scheduled for release in spring 2008.