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. What are your most overused words or phrases?

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

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Eggplant

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I won't utilize all the talents and opportunities I have. I've done well with writing books, but I'd like to do more with songwriting, solo singing, and playing musical instruments.

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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