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 fantasy profession?

A. Guide for the National Parks Service.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Living by the seashore and spending nearly all my time reading, writing, or exercising.

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

A. Playing the violin or fiddle.

Q. What’s your best quality?

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

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