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Special Coaching Offer!

Are you writing a spooky middle grade novel this November? I have a special coaching offer just for you! As you know, I’ve written two acclaimed spooky middle grade novels, and am a member of the Spooky Middle Grade Authors group. I’m also a book coach! I’m offering a chance for you to craft a… Read more »

Giveaways of CARRY ME HOME

A couple of giveaways of copies of CARRY ME HOME are running right now. First, this one ends at midnight on September 14, and these three copies are signed by me:   Goodreads Book Giveaway Carry Me Home by Janet Fox Giveaway ends September 14, 2021. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.   Enter Giveaway… Read more »

Self-care For Writers (& Everyone Else)

These two years have been so difficult for so many. And every day life throws another curveball into the mix, from weather nightmares to military nightmares to ethical nightmares to health nightmares. For parents and teachers, this new school year is a mixed bag. Everyone’s thrilled to be back in the classroom (where that’s possible),… Read more »

Practice Kindness

Practicing kindness makes you happier, healthier, and more connected to those around you, but according to a recent survey from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common Project, 80% of children in this survey believe that parents are more concerned about achievement or happiness than caring for others. How do we develop these… Read more »

Giveaway of Carry Me Home

Goodreads Book Giveaway Carry Me Home by Janet Fox Giveaway ends September 14, 2021. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Make A Difference

One of my writing heroes is Linda Sue Park. For one thing, she writes so beautifully – simple, clear, pure, and filled with emotional weight. (She’s also skilled at teaching writing craft, BTW.) But for another thing, she recognizes the importance of words and their potential impact on the world. Her novel, A Long Walk… Read more »

Fun Stuff: Give-Aways

I have some spiffy new bookplates! They’re small enough to fit on the book’s endpapers but large enough for really generous personalization. If you’ve bought any of my books and would like one of these, let me know with personalization details and I’ll get one out to you. And for Carry Me Home – I… Read more »

Coming Soon: Carry Me Home

In one month, my next novel Carry Me Home, comes out. That’s my ninth book out in the world! I have 2 ARCs to give away, with some swag! The first 2 commenters here with snail mail addys, win those ARCs! I really love and am proud of this book and of Lulu, the twelve-year-old… Read more »

Writers Craft Question: What Is “Head-hopping”?

I thought I’d write about the question of “head-hopping” because I see it often in less experienced writers. Head-hopping is moving in a narrative, without breaks, from one character’s point of view into another. This is not the same as writing from an omniscient point of view, in which the story is told in third… Read more »