Guest Post by J.J. DiBenedetto, Author of The Jane Barnaby Adventures: My main characters and what makes them tick. **Trailer--Giveaway**


Finders Keepers
The Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 1
by J.J. DiBenedetto
Genre: Light Suspense Thriller
230 pages



All archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was deliver a box of pottery shards to her professor at his dig site, along with his new car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of water. Still, it should have been simple.

That is, until everything went wrong.

Now, Jane has the wrong box and is being chased by thieves who want it and aren't particular about how they get what they want.

Add to that, she's picked up a pair of passengers who both claim they can help her get her professor's pottery back and return the artifacts to their rightful owner. If only she knew who was working with the thieves and who she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders keepers.



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Guest Post
My Main Characters. What makes them tick?

Jane is such a fun character. The main thing about her is that she’s got a big heart. Unfortunately, it takes her head a while to catch up with her heart. She’ll always try to do the right thing, even when she isn’t really sure what that might be, so she ends up acting without really thinking things through – always with the best of intentions, but more often than not, she ends up causing even more trouble for herself.

As for the two main men in Finders Keepers, well, when I first started the book, I used the movie “Romancing the Stone” as a model for the tone and feel of the story I wanted to write. And it ended up that the two men – Tom, the awkward guy who works at the Bodliean Lobrary, and Alex, the suave con artist – basically filled the roles played by Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito in the movie – except reversed. Imagine the heroic (if reluctant) adventurer in “Romancing the Stone” portrayed by DeVito, and the sneaky, sleazy jewel thief portrayed by Douglas, and you’ll have the idea!







Losers Weepers
The Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 2
226 pages



Jane Barnaby had everything going her way: a prestigious internship at the Museum of Natural History, a fantastic Upper West Side sublet apartment, and helping plan her newly-engaged college friend's wedding.

Until a casual lunch with her friend’s fiancĂ© set off alarm bells, and sent her digging into the rabbit hole that is his past.

When that rabbit hole leads Jane and her on-again, off-again boyfriend to the English countryside, uncovering secrets dating back to World War 2, searching for priceless art treasures looted by the Nazis, and fighting off the thieves who will kill to get those treasures for themselves, will they discover the truth, or lose their lives?






Her Brother's Keeper
The Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 3
175 pages


Jane Barnaby has planned the perfect Christmas vacation. Her father and his fiancé are joining her in Spain at her archaeological dig. They'll see her work, meet her mentor, and they'll all enjoy a few days of sunny Mediterranean beaches in the dead of winter.

But it all falls apart when Jane's annoying brother tags along and lands in jail for a crime he didn't commit.

To clear her brother's name, all Jane has to do is chase a wily female con-artist across Europe, catch her, and confront the woman and her accomplices. Oh, and outwit an ex-KGB agent and his personal goon squad along the way.





About the Author

J.J. DiBenedetto is author of the Dream Series and the Jane Barnaby Adventures and lives in Arlington, Virginia with the love of his life and a white cat who rules the roost.

His passions are photography, travel, the opera, the New York Giants, and of course writing.

Mr. DiBenedetto is devoted to writing books with a sense of mysticism to entertain and perhaps invite his readers to suspend belief in a way they might never have.

Since he was very young , he has always been intrigued with the supernatural and things that can't be explained rationally.

By always asking way too many questions, it piqued his interest to the point of setting his writing off and running when he grew up! All the curiosity building up all those years were finally getting put into words to captivate readers. And it hasn't ended. His main goal is to share all the stories he has inside, putting pen to paper. And that's how the Dream Series was born.




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