It's Me. Janet.
My name is Janet and I write stuff.
Writing has always been my favorite form of communication, in fact I even like emails. I'd rather text than talk on the phone but you know sometimes when it's a job, I'm fine. Mostly though, I think better on paper. Or a keyboard more accurately.
I am a proud extroverted Introvert, and will always advocate for people who get their energy from alone time. I love me a good extrovert, don't get me wrong, but I also appreciate the quiet and deep thinkers who often get overlooked. I see you wall flowers.
I have seven Young Adult books published. My YA books are contemporary stories and I hope they're emotional and realistic. Some have even been named to Best Books For Teens from the Canadian Children’s Book Center. Cool, right? One is also a Junior Guild Library Selection book. Some have also been nominated for awards. Cool. Also. I say cool a lot.
I am releasing a new YA this year, called Izzy's Choice, and it's a YA parallel life, romance.
Whew! That's a mouthful.
I really love the main characters and the cover, and I hope you will love it too!
In case you care years ago I also wrote a fun and fluffy mid grade series about Mermaids, with beautiful illustrations by Katie Wood. These books are great for young kids.
In addition to fiction, I am the editor of a tough but necessary Young Adult Anthology,
called YOU TOO? with essays about teen and child #MeToo experiences, written by acclaimed Young Adult authors. This book is an essential one for high school libraries. The content is mature and contains triggers, but it's a great book for opening conversations about hard topics that need to be discussed.
Mmm. Writing. It really does complete me.
Lastly, I have a little side hustle, called Eman Books.
I produce cute little sports books for kids, and they're available to buy online. There's a book for new Competitive Swimmers called A Swimmer's Best Time (if you know you know) , a book for new little dancers called Just Dance and a book for new little hockey players,
called Hockey Goals. All the books include fun activities for kids to can fill in. It makes it personal and a keepsake for kids to return to for years! All the books can also be personalized for teams!
If there's anything else you'd like to know, what exactly is wrong with you? Ha. Just kidding. You can ask whatever you like. Except my weight. Or what my secrets are.
We all have secrets, don't we? We have to keep a few to ourselves. But they're fun to include in books. If you know. You know.
I mean. That's it, really. But if you'd like to know more or chat. That's cool too. Send me a note