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Janet Tashjian

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East Providence, RI



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Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for fifteen years. Her first novel Tru Confessions was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The Gospel According to Larry is a cult favorite and Fault Line is taught in many middle and high schools. Her novels My Life As a Book, My Life As a Stuntboy, and My Life As a Cartoonist are all illustrated by her teenage son, Jake. Their collaboration continues with Einstein the Class Hamster coming in August.

Janet lives with her family in Los Angeles, enjoying her respite from the long Boston winters. When she isn’t writing, she’s rewriting.

Janet has been doing school visits for fifteen years; you can

Thanks for an Awesome Fall Tour!

Kids aren’t the only ones who go back to school in the fall. In five weeks I visited schools in over a dozen cities across the country and met some AWESOME young readers – from all the brilliant students who couldn’t wait to share their ideas for the next MY LIFE AS book to one vocabulary rockstar who nailed the definition of triskaidekaphobia. #mademyday

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message 6: by Leaning-Good (last edited Jul 08, 2011 06:48PM)

Leaning-Good Beautiful Janet,
Have a Super Great Day [and everyday] !


message 5: by Diane

Diane I just finished reading Larry and the Meaning of Life. It was just as great as the other Larry books!!!!

message 4: by Moses

Moses Can't wait for the new book in the Larry series!

Michele thanks for the ad. Michele Marchetti
looking for pt/ft help nationwide

Janet, I've added your five books, The Gospel According to Larry, Fault Line, Tru Confessions, Multiple Choice and Felicity: Summer to my to-read list.

message 1: by Diane (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:38PM)

Diane Thanks for the friends invite! I'm a big Larry fan!!!

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