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I believe everything happens for a reason. I grew up through my pre-teen, and teen years in a one-room house with no running water to find magic and my artistic voice. I learned that life is what it is and it is what we make it, so I made fantasy worlds, full of adventure. 

VR Janis
Artist & Author
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I have always created stories since I was little, but picking up a camera and a paintbrush happened when I was a young mother. My first book started from a dream from my oldest daughter. I had to write it and I felt magic from the first word. 

I have always been interested in elves, dragons, and everything magical but when I started to learn more about our Indigenous stories that contained magical creatures I wanted to share. I became a modern storyteller, weaving creatures and lessons into the worlds I created.  

I think growing up on the reservation and having the hardships and experiences I did, influenced my art and stories. My writing and art take me to places like Middle Earth and that magical feeling of anything is possible is what I try to share with my fantasy lover community. 

Want to learn more about me and my passions? Check out my vlog. 

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