Janna Cawrse Esarey

Janna Cawrse Esarey was a 2008 Jack Straw Writing Fellow. Her work appears in travel anthologies and sailing magazines, including Sail and Cruising World. She also writes “Happily Even After,” a relationship blog for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Janna lives in Seattle overlooking her friend and nemesis, the sailboat Dragonfly. Visit her at www.byjanna.com.

Books by this Author

The Motion of the Ocean

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Only connect.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. My mom. I'm not sure if she counts, but I think it's funny how it's only famous people we learn about "in history." What about all the real people? I've learned the most about the world and myself from my mom.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. The fact that I'm just doing the best I can.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Teaching sixth graders in New Orleans with Teach For America.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Hurting other people's feelings. I know that sounds weird, but there are a few (OK, maybe several) things I've done or said in my life that were just plain mean. Those memories pain me more than any other regrets I can think of.

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