Author Archives: janelleevans

About janelleevans

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

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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Expanding My Talents

Working at a publishing house has opened many opportunities for me to learn different elements of the publishing business. Growing up, I never thought I would ever be very good at the tangible arts like drawing or painting. I had … Continue reading

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The power of choice

I don’t know about you, but I’m surprised at how social media has become an never-ending experience of walking on eggshells for some. Heaven forbid you don’t agree with every single person your friends with. I hate to break it … Continue reading

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Wishing will never be useful

Nothing you want in life happens by accident. The singer you revere on the radio, the movie star you love to watch, that incredible athlete everyone talks about, those people didn’t get there by accident. Success, however you want to … Continue reading

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Parenting: it’s not for the weak.

My thoughts on what makes a good parent has changed much over the years. My mother always told me to never say never when it came to kids, and boy, was she right. I had such grand thoughts before I … Continue reading

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My redhead…

My youngest child is blessed with the most outstanding of hair colors. It’s not just slightly red. Nobody is ever going to mistake his hair as an auburn or a strawberry blonde. This kid has a head of bright, in-your-face-vibrant, … Continue reading

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