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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My Life in 8 Words

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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 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 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’s your fantasy profession?

A. Guide for the National Parks Service.

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