Find out more about Janette Oke, the author of the books that inspired the Hallmark Channel Original Series "When Calls the Heart."

Bestselling author Janette Oke is celebrated across the world for her significant contribution to the book industry. She is credited with launching the modern era of inspirational fiction with the publication of her first novel, "Love Comes Softly," in 1979. Today, her novels have sold more than 30 millions copies, and she is the recipient of the ECPA President’s Award, the CBA Life Impact Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Christy Award. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada. Look for Janette's newest book, "Where Courage Calls," a companion story to the "When Calls the Heart" TV series.