Bio

Janny is a Pacific Northwest writer who was once the mom in a household filled with a husband, four children, an exchange student, five cats, two goldfish, a dog, a bird and a bunny. Now she sits in a recliner and writes about those days.

Her work has been published in parenting magazines in the US and Canada, and was featured in the Thin Threads anthology: Moms and Grandmas.

She has been a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer's Association literary contest five times between 2012-2015. Janny placed second for short memoir in the Pacific Northwest Writer's Association contest in 2013. And she won honorable mention in the Keats Soulwriting memoir contest in 2014. 

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About Janny's dog, Typo

Typo was found on the streets of Los Angeles where animal control picks up over 50 dogs per day. He was pulled from that kill shelter by small dog rescue group, and placed in foster care to check his health and temperament. Next he was put on transport and sent to Portland, Oregon. I saw him on PetFinders.com and drove down from the Seattle area to pick him up.

As we travel by car, Typo will perch in his special dog-friendly car seat. If I look out the window at the car beside me, I often find people waving and making kissy faces at Typo! I carry him with me almost everywhere with me in a computer bag (he didn't like the dog carry bag I bought for him). I attend a class every Monday morning and when I arrive, he is plucked from his bag and passed around until class begins. Typo appears to have a large fan club.

I don't know what my little dog's life was like before I rescued him, but he could not be more loved than he is here with my husband and me.              

- Janny

   This is Janny's dog, Typo (although he's not a mistake!)       If you'd like to see more          pictures of adorable Typo,               click his photo :)

   This is Janny's dog, Typo (although he's not a mistake!)       If you'd like to see more          pictures of adorable Typo,               click his photo :)