Author Archives: janelleevans

About janelleevans

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

If you are wise, frenemies need not apply.

Being a young adult is a glorious time that fades far too quickly, a time when most experience some of their greatest joys and sorrows. Some choices made during that time will affect you not just for tomorrow, but for … Continue reading

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Our desire to make everything fair brings psychotic consequences

I fear this post might be seen as offensive, but there’s a truth behind it that has weighed heavy on my mind for days. Many in society believe that to be fair everyone should be winners, especially children. We would … Continue reading

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Unbelievable!

Well, it’s wrestling season and my youngest is crazy, so I have to share another sport/mom moment. Let me just preface this by saying it’s really hard for me to watch my children wrestle. There’s always an anxiousness that grips … Continue reading

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Feeling inspired

One of the hardest things for me to do is write within the parameters of someone else’s making. Themes or starter ideas rarely motivate my creativity into anything substantial, so I agreed with some trepidation to write a short story … Continue reading

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Being a loser isn’t such a bad thing after all

There is a gift in losing that can never be received any other way—it’s called compassion. My youngest son is fun to watch in most sports. How fast he picks up on athletic skills has blown my mind on more … Continue reading

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The heart of a learner

Experience is life’s greatest teacher. Sometimes it’s the only way you can be taught, which means there is a good chance you’ll be starting out with little to no understanding. Don’t fear those moments—embrace them. No one has all the … Continue reading

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The making of a great leader: The ability to explain yourself

Ah…communication, probably the single most helpful and yet often most frustrating part of being a leader. You gotta do it. It’s the only way the people beneath you will know the how, when, where, and what you are leading, but … Continue reading

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