For those of you who grew up with Guideposts, you know what an inspirational publication it is for Christian readers. So honored to have The Hand on the Mirror featured there. Read More…
A slideshow of images for the story can be seen here.
Janis interviewed by Bob Ginsberg on Signs of Life Radio produced by the Forever Family Foundation. Click here to download and listen to the interview.
Suzanne Titkemeyer has experienced supernatural events and believes there is life beyond death, and she gives a strong thumbs-up to Janis’ book. But she wishes that each event described in The Hand on the Mirror had been subject to rigorous scientific scrutiny. (A fair wish, but not one that was within Janis’ domain or knowledge when they were occurring.) Ms. Titkemeyer’s website on patheos.com is called “No Longer Qivering: There is no U in Quivering” and focuses on survivors of spiritual abuse and the dangers she sees in the Quiverfull philosophy and lifestyle in fundamentalist Christianity. She writes a blog on patheos.com.
Joanne Brokaw, who writes a blog called Heavenly Creatures on patheos.com, takes a light-hearted look at the questions prompted by The Hand on the Mirror. How do we reconcile what we learned from our faith with the idea that there is survival after death – and communication from beyond? And yes, sometimes those ideas can feel very strange, she says. Ms. Brokaw is an award-winning humor columnist, freelance writer and animal rescue supporter who has written several books. Her website is www.joannebrokaw.com.
To hear Janis reading an excerpt from The Hand on the Mirror, listen to this recording on Author’s Corner on Public Radio, a site where NPR features 100 seconds of an author reading his or her own works as a way for readers to check out new books.
Dave Hodgson from Talk Radio Europe recently interviewed Janis about The Hand on the Mirror. You can listen to the interview here:
Remaking June (as in Cleaver) is the goal of lifestyle and review blogger, Kendra Smith. Reading The Hand on the Mirror will make readers think and question, which is exactly what Ms. Smith does in this post. The best part about the book, according to Ms. Smith is that Janis had “no preconceived notions to guide her conclusions. This was brand new to her and she approached it as such.” And that, combined with Janis’ methodical approach to finding the truth, creates a credibility that will resonate with readers…and make them think…and question.
Patheos.com has this excellent review by David Dashifen Kees:
In other words, even prior to picking up this book, I was inclined to trust in the author’s experience. But, years in the journalism industry provided her with an innate understanding of the skepticism her claims were going to create. As such, the author is meticulous in establishing her own the credentials and those of others with which she meets during the course of her investigation into the handprint on the mirror…
Rachel Carlyle has this piece in the UK’s Sunday Express: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/574362/Late-man-stays-in-touch-with-family-after-death