Janet Sumner Johnson lives in Oregon with her husband and three kids. She bakes a mean cinnamon twist and eats way more cookies than are good for her, which explains her running habit. Though her full-time occupation as evil tyrant/benevolent dictator (aka mom) takes most of her time, she sneaks in writing at night when her inner funny bone is fully unleashed.
Janet’s debut, THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY (Capstone/Capstone Young Readers, Spring 2016) is a Middle Grade contemporary novel. When her best friend’s house is threatened with foreclosure, ten-year-old Annie Jenkins is full of ideas to save it: selling her appendix on e-bay, winning the lottery, finding a hidden treasure . . . But when her plans go awry, Annie discovers there are worse things than her best friend moving.
- Favorite book growing up: OUTLAWS OF SHERWOOD by Robin McKinley and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery (Seriously, who can choose just one???)
- Childhood aspiration: She was set on being a lawyer, and totally planned to go to Harvard . . . pretty much before she even knew what Harvard was.
- Favorite time of day/place to write: Mid-morning, curled up on the couch.
- Book currently reading: ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY by Chris Grabenstein.
- Favorite things to do (other than reading): Play with her kids, play soccer, tennis, run, eat cookies, play piano . . .
- Favorite sports teams: Kansas City Royals, BYU Cougars (Football), Salt Lake Réal
- Surprising Personal fact: She taught her older brother (who is 2.5 years older than she is) how to tie his shoes.
- Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: She thinks the “author” part is pretty great, but sharing her debut year with so many friends is the greatest.
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