Janna Cawrse Esarey

Janna Cawrse Esarey was a 2008 Jack Straw Writing Fellow. Her work appears in travel anthologies and sailing magazines, including Sail and Cruising World. She also writes “Happily Even After,” a relationship blog for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Janna lives in Seattle overlooking her friend and nemesis, the sailboat Dragonfly. Visit her at www.byjanna.com.

Books by this Author

The Motion of the Ocean

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Only connect.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Hurting other people's feelings. I know that sounds weird, but there are a few (OK, maybe several) things I've done or said in my life that were just plain mean. Those memories pain me more than any other regrets I can think of.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Um. I'm intense. That's both good and bad.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Playing the guitar. I tried to learn while on our voyage, but I was dismal.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Perfect happiness? Heck, I'll just take regular old happiness, thanks. Singing loud and off-key on a roadtrip. Sun-warmed raspberries off the bush. The way a hug sometimes nestles me into my daughter so her neck and mine are the same. So many things. But, all in all, it's round and warm and orange-ish red and full and faintly sweet. It's the way I feel talking with my husband or my girlfriends or my mom when they really really GET me.

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