Upcoming Events

Janet L. Greger and Bug
  • April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Book sale & signing at LA CUEVA HIGH SCHOOL CRAFT SHOW (at corner of Alameda & Wyoming NE Albuquerque)
  • April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Book Signing at Paako Spring Art Show at Paako Community Center
  • April 30, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Book Signing at Paako Spring Art Show at Paako Community Center
  • May 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Book signing for RIDDLED WITH CLUES at Treasure House (on the square in Old Town Albuquerque)


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More About The Author


I like individuals who never stop asking questions and who tackle problems analytically and with a bit of grit. Not surprisingly, in the Science Traveler Thrillers and Mysteries series, Sara Almquist, is such a person. She's a scientist, actually an epidemiologist, and describes herself as an organized professional busybody.

Before I started writing fiction, I was a professor in the biological sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I still read scientific journals and include tidbits on vaccines, nutrition, drug development, and public health in my books. But don’t worry if you’re not “into” science, you’ll find the action exciting and the characters just quirky enough to be appealing.

I also enjoy including scenes from my travels in my writing. Accordingly, Sara was chased across the roof of a church looking down on the Witches’ Market in La Paz, Bolivia in Ignore the Pain and met a friend at Colon Cemetery in Havana in Malignancy. I couldn’t resist including several of my consulting experiences in Beirut and the Emirates in I Saw You in Beirut. Sara might visit the romantic Taj Mahal with her special friend, Sanders, in a future novel.

Then there’s Bug. He’s a Japanese Chin, a pet therapy dog at local hospitals, and the inspiration for Bug in all my novels.

Audiences (at continuing education classes, conferences, Rotary meetings, and libraries) have enjoyed my lectures on "science in your fiction." I’d like to tackle new audiences. Contact me at JLGreger@oaktreebooks.com if you want more info.

During the last several years, I also wrote short stories. I finally decided to share my tales about family life in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s and published The Good Old Days? These short stories have humor but address serious issues, including child abuse. I enjoy variety and will probably publish another collection of stories next year.

Thanks for visiting my website.

Thumbnails Of Novels

  • Learn whether the Philippine flu or a drug kingpin caught in a quarantine is more deadly in Coming Flu.
  • Discover whether an ambitious young “diet doctor” or old-timers with buried secrets are killers in Murder...A Way to Lose Weight.
  • Feel the fear as an epidemiologist learns too much about the coca trade and too little about a sexy new colleague while on a public health assignment in Bolivia in Ignore the Pain.
  • Know the tension as a woman scientist tries to escape the clutches of a drug lord and accepts a risky assignment in Cuba in Malignancy.
  • A woman’s past provides clues for the extraction of a nuclear scientist from Iran in I Saw You in Beirut.