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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.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Progress, not perfection.

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

A. Eggplant

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

A. Playing the violin or fiddle.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right where I am (I chose to live here). However, I'd like to have a pied-a-terre in Boston or New York City so that I can keep up with cultural events.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Guide for the National Parks Service.

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