Janelle Parmer grew up in Southern California. She earned a BA in English, a paralegal certificate, and an MBA. Janelle’s true passion is reading and writing fiction. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and meeting new people.
Her goal is to create witty and interesting characters in different scenes of life to cultivate laughter, thought, and fun. Janelle believes that a good story can interest you enough to keep reading, but a great story can make you feel like you are a part of another world the author created.
Janelle’s debut novel, The Other Side of the Ledge, is the story of a woman in her late 30’s reckoning with the sudden death of her husband. The story not only delves into the stages of grief, but also explores the role mental health plays in our personal relationships. Through the love and comic relief of her family and friends, Kara learns how to finally accept Chris for the person he was, come to terms with his death, and embrace the new person she has become as a result.
The Other Side of the Ledge has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of the best indie books of 2020. Janelle Parmer’s book was a finalist in the chick lit fiction category in the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the largest book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors.
Janelle’s second book, Chasing Calla Lilies, was released in October 2021. It is a fun, witty, and heartfelt read on love and loss in this modern world. In the process of searching for Mr. Right, Bryn accidentally sets out on a path of self discovery and learns that seemingly small decisions now may lead to large regrets later.