Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.



"Every story needs a book"

About Us



Mountain Girl Press ~ Little Creek Books ~ Express Editions  ~ Broken Crow Ridge ~ RoseHeart Publishing ~ Fiery Night ~ Skippy Creek  ~ Heirloom Editions


Jan-Carol Publishing Inc. (JCP) expanded by acquiring Mountain Girl Press, Little Creek Books, and Express Editions, and RoseHeart Publishing.  In our acquisitions, we expanded our focus and broadened our resources.  Our publishing includes many genres.


Jan-Carol Publishing, INC (JCP) is a progressive small press publisher with a competitive edge and promotional blend of self-publishing and traditional publishing.  JCP is not defined as a vanity publisher. We have a high standard in our selection of our authors, and our end product must represent that level of professionalism. Our desire is to work side by side with our authors from beginning to completion of the publication with assistance and direction, and our authors are an integrate part of the process.


We provide instruction and guidance through the complexities of the publishing landscapes. We have published authors with much success. Many of our authors have published more than one book and some with series of books. Our commitment to our authors and their books does not end once the book is printed.


Books can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Walmant, and Target.  E-books can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.


Janie C. Jessee, CEO


Janie has over 35 years in business from startups to acquisitions. She created and grew an Appalachian-regional women’s magazine and expanded the company into a  book publishing company. From public speaking to management, Janie has inspired many to use her grassroots business model to achieve success. Her hobbies include traveling, playing doubles in tennis, and taking a break from work to go flying.

Tara Sizemore,

Senior Graphic Designer


Tara holds a Bachelor's degree from East Tennessee State University in Fine Arts, with a concentration of Graphic Design. She began her career as the Design Editor for a community newspaper. In 2008, she became the Senior Graphic Designer for Voice Magazine for Women and Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. She is passionate about communication arts and has almost 20 years of design experience.

Draco Bailey,

Communications Director/Publishing Assistant


Draco is a 2017 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BA in English and a concentration in writing. Just one month after graduation Draco joined JCP and still feels extremely lucky to be a part of the company. With free time, Draco enjoys writing fiction and poetry, reading, and playing tabletop RPGs.

Allison Chudina,

Magazine Content Editor & Editorial Assistant


Allison graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2022 with a BA in English literature and a minor in journalism and electronic media. Here, she wrote for UTK's student newspaper, the Daily Beacon, as well as became the first ever paid student intern for UTK's alumni magazine, Torchbearer. Allison has a passion for creative writing, and enjoys hobbies such as reading fantasy novels, going on nature hikes, and spending time with her two cats.