Author Archives: janelleevans

About janelleevans

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

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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The dance floor affect–I never saw it coming

At the beginning of my daughter’s high school experience, she was placed in a class called social dancing. This course is all about ballroom dancing. At first, she wasn’t thrilled, but it filled a required elective. “It’s either this or … Continue reading

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The illusion of perfection

A good friend of mind recently told me that I never seemed to have a hair out of place. “Have you ever had a bad hair day? It’s like perfection 24/7.” I laughed so hard I snorted. “Um…don’t be deceived. … Continue reading

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Kissing post

In writing, there’s a saying. “Exclamation points are a lot like printing money; the more you make, the less they’re worth!!!!!!!!” This theory of diluted value by overuse or excess is even true in our everyday lives. Just think about diamonds and … Continue reading

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Blinded by electronics

For all the great things technology can do these days, I can say without a shadow of doubt it is ruining the rising generation’s interpersonal skills. As long their thumbs are doing the talking or they are speaking over a … Continue reading

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Personal space is different for everyone

This week my sixteen-year-old daughter walked into my bathroom and caught my husband giving me a very long, sensual kiss. She acted way more shocked than grossed out. “Whoa, I didn’t know you guys ever did that kind of thing?” … Continue reading

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And the toaster wins!

My mom offered all kinds of advice when she was alive. When I was younger I didn’t listen to much of it, but as I grew older I found her wisdom to be most precious. On one of those occasions … Continue reading

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Yes, being a mom has made me crazy in more than one way

This week has been one emotional roller coaster for me. But hey, since 2020 has pretty much been the meanest year ever it decided why not give us one last bang, literally, to finish it off. Many of my readers … Continue reading

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Worth The Read: The Traitor’s Reliquary by Chris Moss

Besides being a fantastic read, I had the pleasure of editing and designing the interior of The Traitor’s Reliquary. This fast-paced fantasy is filled with hilarious moments woven among a compelling story of betrayal, fate, and the many sacrifices made … Continue reading

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Being kind even when faced with adversity – it can be done

Over a month ago my youngest son was slapped by another boy in the lunchroom of his junior high. While the incident upset my son he managed to keep enough control over his emotions to not retaliate in the heat … Continue reading

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