Author Archives: janelleevans

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.

Scaredy-cat runs in our family

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before but I generally avoid scary movies. And yet, I get such a kick out of showing my kids older suspenseful flicks, probably because I know when things are going to jump out. For … Continue reading

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Never be too old for playtime

One of the greatest gifts my parents ever gave was their willingness to play with us kids. My dad had wicked night-game skills, he always seemed to be the last one found. My mom tried out all kinds of moves … Continue reading

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Springing a leak

This week was a funny reminder that life doesn’t often happen when it’s convenient and it seldom works out the way we plan. My kitchen faucet sprung a leak. The faucet has an internal hose that attaches to the head … Continue reading

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An unexpected audience

I love the fact that my daughter has become such a good pianist. For someone who likes to sing as much as I do, I’m constantly picking out new music I want her to play for me. Being sixteen means … Continue reading

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The tennis meltdown

For the last three summers my youngest son and I have played quite a bit of tennis. At first, I didn’t enforce all the rules with him. If he hit the ball within the doubles line, I still played it, … Continue reading

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“Adulting” truth: high school

Your high school years are going to be fast, in fact, it’s going to surprise you how fast they go by. So be sure to suck every once of participation you can out of the experience. You’ll never do it … Continue reading

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The destructive force of a poor attitude

The high school football season is upon us here where I live. First, I need to say how grateful I am that the leaders in my state and local government have decided to let the kids play during this pandemic. … Continue reading

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A haircut of no return

This week my oldest son received the last haircut he would get from me for the next two years. During that time, I won’t be able to see him except through occasional video calls. For those in my readership who … Continue reading

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“JK”: Things I wish I would have known at fifteen

The Disney movie Tangled illustrates to perfection one of my biggest pet peeves—the words “just kidding.”  It’s rampant in every social setting I can think of.  We’ve even shortened it to “JK” for the texting savvy generation.  But let’s face … Continue reading

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The writer’s plight in this day and age

My latest foreign film obsession comes from South Korea. It’s Okay Not To Be Okay is a Netflix original series that dares to tackle some pretty taboo issues on mental health, all while the two main characters are trying to … Continue reading

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