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’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm a little hard on myself, and start a lot of days thinking that I haven't done enough or done it well enough. (This might be part of my obsessive-compulsive disorder.) Once I get into the day's activities, the mental hamster stops running around in that wheel.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Generosity. Not necessarily with money, but with my time, sympathy, advice, and occasionally my house or car.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My three books, of course!

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

A. Eggplant