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Speaker Profile - Janet Fox


Region: Montana
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
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Janet S. Fox is an award-winning author, former teacher, a former RA and ARA in SCBWI. Her son’s learning differences led her to develop ideas described in her book for Free Spirit Publishing, GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT (2006). Her young adult debut novel, FAITHFUL (Speak/Penguin Group 2010) is an Amelia Bloomer List pick, and is followed by a companion novel, FORGIVEN (Speak 2011), a Junior Library Guild selection and WILLA Literary Award Finalist, and by her third YA SIRENS (Speak 2012) Her debut middle grade novel, the Crystal Kite-winning THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE, a historical fantasy set in Scotland (Viking 2016), has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness, and is a Junior Library Guild selection and an Indies Next pick - and a 2017 winner of the Crystal Kite award for the Pacific Northwest. Next up is VOLCANO DREAMS (Web of Life Books 2018), a non-fiction picture book about the Yellowstone super volcano. Janet is a 2010 graduate of the MFA/Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a former high school English teacher. Janet and her husband live in Bozeman, Montana, where they enjoy the mountain vistas.

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