Author Archives: janelleevans

About janelleevans

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

A blast from the past

Research for an upcoming lecture I’m giving led be back to my first published book this week. It’s crazy how much of the plot of A Heart Divided I had forgotten. At times it almost felt like the words had … Continue reading

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Protecting yourself from some of dating’s emotional landmines

Dating is an unavoidable journey every girl must pass through in this life—unless you’re planning on doing this life thing completely solo. If you were to ask other women their opinions on the subject,you would get all kinds of reviews—from … Continue reading

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Our interactions with others never come with a free pass

It’s hard when someone criticizes you. Some might even say those words can cut deeper than any knife. So it’s easy to see why people often try to deflect criticism by pointing out someone else fault instead. Having been hurt … Continue reading

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Sometimes experience is the only way

I have never cried over sending my kids to school. I want my kids to be independent, rational thinkers that will one day leave my house. But, now my oldest is a senior. Watching him prepare to leave for school … Continue reading

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Should you take the reins?

Somewhere along the path of life everyone has to learn to think for themselves. Believe me, as a parent of teenagers, I find this truth to be the scariest thing to face. But, being afraid doesn’t change the facts. Your … Continue reading

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A reunion almost eight years in the making

This post is especially poignant for me.  I’ve been writing for over decade, but for almost eight years now the space I had to use was my kitchen table. I began this journey of writing on a beautiful oversized desk, … Continue reading

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An intentional life

Nothing takes away the joy of youth faster than the thought of being uncool. This fear doesn’t hit every child at the same age, but the moment it does, wham—a kid will spend more time worrying about what their peers … Continue reading

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