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 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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Passion. Introspection. Willingness to connect.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Teaching sixth graders in New Orleans with Teach For America.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. No matter how much life may stink at times, I can't imagine wanting to be anyone else. Then I'd have to deal with their problems. I mean, everyone has problems. I, at least, know and own mine. (Plus, as my mother-in-law once said in between radiation treatments for breast cancer: Life is fun!)

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

A. Sushi.

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