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Hi! I’m Janet!

I’m the author of 12 books for young readers, 7 from major publishers, with a 25-year career in writing and publishing.

I’m also the creator of Fox’s Den, a membership and course program designed to help you build your best book.

With my experience and years of study, I understand what it takes to write a well-crafted book. I love what I do, and I’m betting you love books, too.

Let’s change the world together, one book at a time.

My Most Recent Books

"A story of tender care and nature’s contrasts: snowy cold outside, the miracle of things growing inside."
Wintergarden
—Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"...a symbiotically exquisite idyll about an urban family and their nourishing winter garden."
Wintergarden
—Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Botanical joy grows by leaps and bounds in this radiant picture book."
Wintergarden
—Booklist, starred review
Find All My Books & Reviews Here

Help For Writers

With 25 years spent studying the skills needed to write for children, I now know the ins and outs of confidently crafting and publishing a book.

But for many of those years I struggled “alone and in the dark”, dealt with doubt demons, and was confused by how to break in and see my books in print.

If you’ve poured your heart into your project, yet the goal you envisioned remains elusive, I’ve created a wealth of materials to guide you over the finish line. Yes, you can write your best book.

From my free offerings, to the multiple courses I’ve created covering a range of writing and publishing questions, to my new membership program rich with writing advice and a place for community and personalized help, I want to share with you what I’ve learned.

Watch my free webinar, “Your Starter Tool Kit to Write Your Children’s Book”!

Watch Here!

Are you ready to craft a children’s book that leaves a lasting impact?

Select the step that best suits where you are as a writer.

Step 1. If you’re just starting out…

…download “Three Tips to Start Your Children’s Book” – a FREE guide to taking your first steps toward rethinking or creating a great children’s book.

It’s your compass, navigating you through the basics of creating your book. This guide, with exercises, ensures that you’re ready for the creative journey ahead.  

Step 2. If you want a deeper understanding of writing and publishing in a quick online program…

…my affordable course, the “Six Day Story System” is just the thing. You’ll master the fundamentals of book writing for today’s kidlit market in six days. By the end of your six-day journey, you’ll be equipped with all you need to begin to transform your literary aspirations into reality.

“As an aspiring children’s author, I found this course very helpful as an introduction to the craft and industry. It provided valuable foundational knowledge, giving me the confidence to move forward with my draft.”

5-star review of Six Day Story System

Step 3. If you want a true guide, with community support and a wealth of information…

…my membership program, the Fox’s Den, is your haven, designed for dedicated storytellers seeking more than just guidance. If you’re passionate about growing your confidence, building a network, and achieving the dream of writing a book that resonates, the Fox’s Den is for you.

Students say:

“The material in the course is wonderful.”

“I love module 1 and found the handouts in particular very valuable.”

It brings me joy to see writers grow their story-building confidence and make the story they’ve been envisioning a reality.

Don’t quit. It’s very easy to quit during the first 10 years. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.
— Andre Dubus

If you’re ready to learn and grow your skills, learn more about me and what I can offer you by clicking the button below.

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