Janet Ruth Young

Janet Ruth Young is the author of the teen novels My Beautiful Failure, Things I Shouldn’t Think (previously published as The Babysitter Murders), and The Opposite of Music. She lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Visit her at JanetRuthYoung.com.

Books by this Author

My Beautiful Failure
Things I Shouldn't Think
The Opposite of Music

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Progress, not perfection.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Living by the seashore and spending nearly all my time reading, writing, or exercising.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "actually" and "or something like that"

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Some of my favorites are "The Field Behind the Plow" by Stan Rogers, "Heart Alone" by Bill Staines, and "The Artist in Me" by Dave Mallett. All three inspire me in my creative work.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not having gotten a college scholarship. I was a sometimes-lazy high school student and had to pay for college.

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