She makes connections between three significant romantic relationships and research, biblical stories, and common themes that were prevalent to her experience including:
•the lack of emotional availability and how this hinders true love,
•how lust can entangle you in a relationship that you know is not right for you, and
•possible root causes of self-sabotaging behavior that is evident in codependent relationships.
Dating Daddy is a book for women who desire to make meaning of their choices in romance following a devastating breakup or divorce. It is also a book for fathers to understand how necessary their role is in their daughter’s life even if they are no longer with the mother. Dating Daddy is a story of hope for readers who feel they lack the resilience to persist when life seems to constantly knock them down. It is a testament of God's ability to transform the devastating events in your life to have beautiful meaning and as an opportunity to try again.
When you are being who you are, you’re in what I call the Joy State. The Joy State is an experience of Creativity, Aliveness, Possibility, Gratitude, Compassion, Abundance, Peace, Freedom, and Vulnerability. Why aren’t we all living this way? It is vulnerable to enter into our natural state of JOY, because to be truly WHO WE ARE is sometimes not popular or is met with resistance. Almost immediately when we come into this world, we are taught the opposite of being who we are--be nice, go along to get along, to be good and to be polite. The good news is, we can become aware of what feels good to us and what does not and we can practice our way to BEING WHO WE ARE or to JOY! Believe this one simple truth and you will experience the change you long for: You can choose Joy every day, in each moment. The Joy Practice is not just an inspiration book about finding joy. It’s a down-to-earth, practical tool to help you be who you are—experiencing life fully and directly— living in Joy.
"Sharing my first book with the world felt a bit like sending my child off to kindergarten. Would people like her? Would she be safe out there in the big wide world? I hired Janet Schwind as my editor because I knew her to be ridiculously creative, wonderfully kind, and professionally thorough in her work. I trusted her completely.
Thanks to her input and hard work on NUBBY, I have received nothing but positive reviews and input. Every time someone tells me, “Your book is so well edited!” I am reminded again that I chose well. I have also entrusted her with my second book, Keeping My Sister, which she has very quickly completed editing, but more importantly, has helped me breathe life into the characters and story. I will, without a doubt, ask her to work on all my future projects." ~Nancy Paul
"Janet Schwind came highly recommended to us. She did a phenomenal job in editing the manuscript for the second edition of my book GLOBALIZATION: Opportunities and Implications. The work she did was top-notch and went far beyond any reasonable expectations. The content of our book is complex and we have approached it from a holistic perspective.
Throughout the content, Janet provided a remarkable insight into it, providing excellent advice about how to further improve it.
In addition, she has a very pleasant personality. It is a true blessing to work with a professional of her high caliber.
After the hassle of publishing our 1st edition with a big independent publisher, we were lucky to find Janet, Suzanne, and Rodger for the second edition (and future ones). Not only are they extremely professional, honest and reliable, they also have a great chemistry together. They provided the freedom and structure needed for a project of its size and complexity." ~Martin Marmolejo
"Janet was a Godsend. Her professionalism and encouragement helped me get the book 'off the shelf' and ready for publication! Janet went 'above and beyond' and I am forever thankful for her passion and expertise." ~Debra Gauthier
“I got back my new novel, The Tipping Point, from my editor, Janet Schwind. I knew when I first spoke with her that this was going to be a wonderful experience--for me and my novel. I had other editors work on the draft, but it still needed more. And it didn’t take Janet long to justify my confidence. She made my words better! Not only that, Janet has made valuable suggestions about the plotting of the story. Due to my trust and confidence in her, I invited Janet to comment on my book cover. Again, her sensitive ideas improved the design-- and my designer agreed wholeheartedly. I highly recommend her to serious writers who want their work to shine for publication. Janet is very bright and that makes her fun to work with. This was a most pleasant experience and can’t wait to finish the draft of my next novel, Inside Moves, so Janet can do her magic again.”
-- Walter E. Danley, Jr., Mystery/Suspense Novelist, Boerne, Texas. firstname.lastname@example.org www.walterdanley.com
“What a journey to work with Janet in editing and in the project management of my first book! I learned valuable insights and the basics of book editing from her. As my Project Manager, Janet guided me every step of the way up to the uploading my files for my printer. She had given considerable input in conveying my thoughts and organizing my sub titles.
I can't wait to work with her again for my second book.”
--Merlin Gonzales, Author, The Kingdom In Our Midst. www.merlingonzales.com
"Janet took two fledgling writers and molded us into authors. Her editing of Guam Adventures – Mystery of the Cave was spot on, breathing life into Jo and Susan’s adventure. From the beginning, Janet began preparing us for the publishing process. Her wise counsel, creativity, professionalism and sense of humor made it almost painless. We are eager to complete Guam Adventures – The Darkened Light, book 2 in the series, so Janet can add her magic touch!" ~Lynda Wilkerson McCroskery and Terry Wilkerson Heintz
"An author alone cannot successfully publish a book. Literary professionals like Janet Schwind are essential in completing a successful manuscript and advising on its successful promotion. I highly recommend her services and advice." --Bill Boyd, author. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/search-for-god-william-lee-boyd/1100449184
"I have had the honor and privilege to have Janet as both my editor and project manager for A Gradual Redemption as well as A Beautiful Restoration. The time and dedication she brought to each publication was unparalleled. From start to finish, Janet was thorough in the review and corrections in the manuscripts, brought constructive criticism to the areas that needed rewritten and functioned as the liaison and coordinator between the writer and the publishing team. Her eye for detail exceeds the scope of writing; she went above and beyond to ascertain that my publisher and I had met the legal requirements of publishing as well led the way to certainty that our finished product was without errors. In all ways Janet is a pure delight to work with – timely, professional and fully committed to producing the very best product for her clients."
~Kelly A. Williams
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Janet, as the editor of two books we had the privilege of writing, did an outstanding job of guiding and encouraging us through the process. She was creative and insightful in her suggestions.
Ben E. Dickerson
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"It was a great pleasure to work with such a professional. Janet is a thorough editor and she doesn’t miss a trick. She knows what she’s doing and doesn’t waste time Thanks to her the final edit of my book, “Memories of Maverick” exceeded my expectations." ~Teri Borseti
"Janet did a great job of editing my manuscript. She not only caught my grammar and spelling errors, but also had many great suggestions for making it flow well. She was professional, kept me updated and finished the project on time. I highly recommend her." ~John Haddix