I’m Janet Fox, author of books for young readers. Some of my books are set in mystical places. Some of my books are about mystical events. I like history, mystery, fantasy, and adventure… but mostly I like writing for and about the child I still am inside.

Using insight and a dose of magic to change the world, one book at a time.

About Author Janet S. Fox  About Book Coaching with Janet

Newest Release

“A poignant and powerful reminder that homelessness is not hopelessness.”

—Kirby Larson,
author of Newbery Honor book Hattie Big Sky
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"A beautiful, haunting story that sucks you in and doesn’t let go. It’s a poignant reminder of the strength kids can possess when they realize they’re the only one holding their world together. I devoured it, breathlessly, and it carried my heart away with it."
—Ann Braden, The Benefits of Being An Octopus
“A story about falling through the cracks and finding the light inside that darkness, CARRY ME HOME is absorbing, moving, and deeply truthful.”
—Martha Brockenbrough, The Game of Love and Death; I Am An American: The Wong Kim Ark Story; Into The Bloodred Woods
"Fox offers a message via Jack when he learns about Lulu’s life: “No one should have to live in a car.” Cranes—paper ones that Lulu and Selena fold, inspired by both the story of Hiroshima survivor Sadako Sasaki and the sandhill cranes migration—represent wishes granted and a kind of grace, leading to a satisfying, redemptive conclusion nicely pitched to a young audience."


The Artifact Hunters: A Junior Library Guild Selection. “Inventive and exciting”

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle: 5 starred reviews, multiple state lists. “Chilling page-turner”

Volcano Dreams: Lyrical introduction to the Yellowstone super volcano. “Unreservedly recommended”

Get Organized Without Losing It: Award-winning self-help. “So much useful information”


 Fox Tales, Big Picture Story Coach LLC

You have a novel and a writing dream. I can help that dream come true!

Fox Tales specializes in coaching writers wishing to create books for young readers. If you write for young readers and you dream of polishing your work to a high shine, read on.

“Janet has a kind, caring approach perfectly suited to be a book coach. She listened, connected, and spent considerable time pondering my work before writing the clearest most lovely editorial letter. She deftly used broad strokes and finely tuned pointers to take my novel to the next level and beyond."
— Dan R.
"Finding the right person to deliver a constructive critique isn’t always easy. With her extensive background in story writing and publishing, and her gift for seeing a writer’s vision for their story, Janet is skilled at both finding a manuscript’s weakness. There’s no doubt working with Janet has turned my YA novel into a stronger story."
— Dave W.
"Janet changed the way I feel about my writing, giving me a whole new level of confidence, enjoyment, and hope for my work in progress. I can't say enough good things about her encouragement, caring, and writing expertise."
—Susan G.
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