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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. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Integrity, competence, and a sense of purpose.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Guide for the National Parks Service.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "actually" and "or something like that"

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.

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