Janie Emaus

Purveyor of Fine Words

Writer, Blogger, Dreamer

I write fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. I am both serious and fantastical.

As a little girl I would read newspaper articles out loud to my family and friends, incorporating them into the stories.  By the time I was in junior high, I was creating plots and characters of my own.   And I have been a prolific writer ever since, writing everything from poetry to educational videos.

Writer: Insights and Hindsights

I have written several books for Parachute Press, the book packager for the Goosebumps and Fear Street series.  I have been also a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times Kids’ Reading Room Page. My stories for adults have appeared in True Confessions, Woman’s World, Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and The Book Breeze.

Blogger: Forwards and Fantasy

I also  write a weekly column for the popular website In The Powder Room.   You can find my articles here: In the powder room


I am a typical Taurus and excited about my debut Young Adult novel, Mercury In Retro Love to be released by Turquoise Morning Press in 2012.

I currently live in Los Angeles with my wonderful husband who prepares gourmet meals for me while I write.

Good News:

It's here! Check out my newest book!

 Mercury in Retro Love

Janie eating Watermelon

Other lives

Catch my blog at The Boomer Rants as well as my articles in the Los Angeles Times.


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