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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right here. Right now. (I'm sure that's the Zen sort of thing everyone says, but it's truly what I strive for. Sometimes achieve.)

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. No matter how much life may stink at times, I can't imagine wanting to be anyone else. Then I'd have to deal with their problems. I mean, everyone has problems. I, at least, know and own mine. (Plus, as my mother-in-law once said in between radiation treatments for breast cancer: Life is fun!)

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Not having lived life to its fullest. (That, and my husband falling overboard while taking a leak.)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

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

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