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 best quality?

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

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 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.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I laugh and smile a lot.

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