Author Archives: janelleevans

About janelleevans

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

What is so hard? It’s just a “date.”

This week my daughter was asked on her first date, not “hey, how about we hangout at somebody’s house,” but a real date. She was beyond excited, so excited she straightened her hair even though they would be going paddle … Continue reading

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The downside of being perfect too early

I’ve said before I’m not the biggest fan of losing, though I’ve experienced it a lot over the years. But winning comes with it’s own torture as well. This past weekend my youngest son’s high school freshmen team competed in … Continue reading

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Not a Mozart, but getting better

Going back through my oldest posts, I discovered this one. The memory made me smile so much I decided it was worth sharing one more time. As for an update…my piano playing has improved even more from when I first … Continue reading

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Worth the Read: Marielle’s Witch by David Alexanian

Coming July 1, 2021 is the latest installment of the Sword Demon series. Laplace may have been able to save himself from the demon’s curse but the conniving white witch isn’t done yet. All she needs is the right host… … Continue reading

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Stubbornness for the sake of stubbornness

Refusing to follow the crowd isn’t always a bad thing, especially if you can see the crowd is about to go off a cliff. However, being stubborn just for the sake of being stubborn isn’t smart either. This weekend we … Continue reading

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Even hard work won’t get you everything you want

The brutal truth about life is sometimes you’ll never win. My daughter learned this truth last week, and it broke my heart. She’s been trying to get on the competing ballroom team at her high school for three years now. … Continue reading

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“What’s this for?”

My oldest sister married off her daughter over the weekend. She was the first of my nieces and nephews to marry so it was exciting to be apart of the celebration. At the reception, I was doing my best to … Continue reading

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George Orwell’s 1984

Teachers, just like all people, aren’t perfect, but I love it when they understand the importance of letting a child discover for themselves. Recently, my daughter came home with George Orwell’s 1984 novel. I walked upstairs and saw her reading … Continue reading

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Be careful how you talk about others

Everyone makes mistakes, everyone at one time or another has let someone down. But both the wronged and the perpetrator in every instance have an opportunity to take these moments and turn them into something positive. If you are the … Continue reading

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The youngest filling the shoes of the oldest

For almost a year now my oldest son has been gone, and boy have I missed him. He was always my best helper, but his absence has also brought positive developments. My youngest son who often tended to disappear first … Continue reading

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