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 quarantine sometimes means a rearranging of priorities

This week has been surreal, as I’m sure it has been for many of you. I struggled to fit my home-office job, my kids mounting online homework, and the extra housework their constant presence brought into my once balanced day … Continue reading

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Worth the read: Laplace’s Demon by David Alexanian

Well…since you’re probably as stuck in your home as I am in mine with this crazy virus running around, may I offer a great book to read–Laplace’s Demon by David Alexanian. Besides being fast paced, Laplace’s Demon is full of … Continue reading

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Having Fun Isn’t A Priority: Things I wish I Would Have Known When I Was Fifteen

I realized a long time ago that if I wanted things from life, I needed live with intention. What I mean by that, is everything I do should be for a purpose to help me grow into a better person. … Continue reading

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Peeling off the past for a new future

In my basement, for the last five years, has lurked a cedar chest that I’m grateful I was given but wished I didn’t have. It belong to my mother, and the fact that I had it meant she was no … Continue reading

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Even things that don’t look perfect can still mean something good

As any girl will tell you, the teenage years are hard and sometimes downright suck. The past year has been especially difficult for my daughter. Her knees required one more surgery to remove the appliances repressing her growth plates for … Continue reading

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Yes, reality bites, but it’s best not to ignore it.

The concept of “free” is thrown around a lot now days. I personally teach my children to be wary of anybody touting “free” anything. As my mother always said, “Nothing in life is ever truly free.” This week my oldest … Continue reading

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Diving off with almost no preparation

My careful and under control personality doesn’t do fly by the seat of my pants very well. Though I like to write that way, in life, not having a plan makes me uncomfortable. This week I met the ultimate just-winging-it … Continue reading

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