Growing up on a farm in rural Canada, author Janell Martin could have never imagined she would live her adult life in Los Angeles. When the first grade teacher fell in love with an American, her life took a turn south—literally—when she followed her heart and relocated to The United States. Her sneakers had barely crossed the US border when she found herself dumped, and alone, in a strange new world. Strange became surreal when she fell into Hollywood, changing her profession and building a career as a personal assistant to celebrities. Along the way she gained a new family of friends, the most important being a little dog named Canoli, who found his way into her heart and changed her life forever. Canoli became the muse for her first novel, Where the Dogs Go, a heartfelt love story written as a tribute to him.
Janell started writing 15 years ago for her own amusement; chronicling some of the crazy Hollywood experiences that crossed her path, as the life she was living in Los Angeles was diametrically opposed to her Canadian upbringing. These true Hollywood tales were often so outlandish that writing them became a way to not only relieve her stress, but proved entertaining to her friends, who enjoyed reading her adventures.
A few years ago, Janell decided to share her stories with the world, and started a writing blog called ‘WheatFieldsToWonderland: a Canadian Girl’s Tips to Remaining Sane in the Upside Down World of Hollywood.’ The blog has become a platform for her to share stories and her witty takes on life by telling tales of Hollywood, the opulent lifestyle, the glamour, the difficulties of dating, and the craziness of living life inside the bubble of a strange new world. Through the blog Janell hopes to share her knowledge of life lessons learned, and impart wisdom along with her funny true-life experiences.
For the days when life is a challenge, for the mornings she wakes up and wants to say, ‘Seriously Universe, What the Hell?’ waking up in the California sunshine surrounded by friends who love and support her, plus having a wonderful loving family, keeps her grateful and moving forward.
Ultimately, Janell hopes that through her writings the underlying message she always wants to leave with the reader is the magic of the power of love—the power of loving yourself, the power of loving the universe and everything that is comprised within it, and the power of loving others. The ability to feel and have love is the best gift we are given.
To view her blog go to: www.WheatFieldsToWonderland.com