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A Rita Award Finalist and Crystal Kite Award Finalist, Janet Gurtler's young adult books have been chosen for the JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION and as BEST BOOKS FOR TEENS from the Canadian Children’s Book Center. Janet lives in Okotoks Alberta, Canada with her husband, son, and a chubby black Chihuahua named Bruce.



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I have not got anything planned as far as a sequel to my books go. I do want to write an epilogue to How I Lost You (a couple of characters…more
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I have not got anything planned as far as a sequel to my books go. I do want to write an epilogue to How I Lost You (a couple of characters do show up in The Truth About Us briefly) I just have to find the time to write it. Le sigh. :) (less)
Janet Gurtler I try not to believe it exists...I will try and write through it, set up word count goals until I push through it.
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If I Tell
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#16thingsithoughtweretrue
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Who I Kissed
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Playing For Keeps
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2009
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Secrets Beneath the Sea (Me...
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The Truth About Us
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The edits are sent in and soon I will be able to share the cover!!

The Truth About Us has gone to copyediting and will be on sale April 15, 2015!!
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His hand hovers over my arm and then he pulls it back. “I’m sorry,” he says.
“Yes,” I agree with him “Yes. You are.”
He picks up the pot with the cactus. He holds it out. He’s giving me a cactus? A thorny plant that sucks the life out of the ground around it. Seems appropriate.
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“... We're just different."
"Yeah," I say. "I'm mute and you have verbal diarrhea.”
Janet Gurtler, I'm Not Her

“I may not be happy with you right now, but I still love you.”
Janet Gurtler, How I Lost You

“Just like that, he's gone. Things can change so quickly. One second you're in the present, the next you're remembering the past.”
Janet Gurtler, Who I Kissed

“You belong, Jaz. You’re a human being. Color isn’t what you are.
It’s just your shade. You’re beautiful. Inside. Where it counts.”
Janet Gurtler, If I Tell

“There she stood. Dark circles ringed her eyes. Her face was pale, almost snow-white. She probably hadn't slept, either. She was still wearing the same dress. Her hair looked like a bomb had gone off. She was beautiful.”
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“What she doesn’t know is that I don’t want to feel better. I don’t want to go on with my life as if nothing happened. Something did happen. Something big."

Samatha from WHO I KISSED”
Janet Gurtler, Who I Kissed

“[A young adult novel] ends not with happily ever after, but at a new beginning, with the sense of a lot of life yet to be lived.”
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“He tilts his head forward, so close that our noses actually touch, and he winds my braid around his finger. I hold my breath and try to turn off the part of my brain that insists on analyzing every situation and running it through different scenarios and outcomes before taking action. Instead I press on, determined to worry about the consequences later." Sam from WHO I KISSED.”
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