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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. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Guide for the National Parks Service.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I have a freelance editing business. I'm a semiprofessional singer and I also like walking and working on my house and garden.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Some of my favorites are "The Field Behind the Plow" by Stan Rogers, "Heart Alone" by Bill Staines, and "The Artist in Me" by Dave Mallett. All three inspire me in my creative work.

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