Janet Sumner Johnson

Goodreads Author


Born
in Santa Rosa, CA, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
August 2012


Janet Sumner Johnson lives in Utah 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.

Popular Answered Questions

Janet Sumner Johnson Sandra, you are my new favorite person. Thank you! So kind/wonderful of you to take the time to come to Goodreads to say this to me!

Being a stay-at-ho…more
Sandra, you are my new favorite person. Thank you! So kind/wonderful of you to take the time to come to Goodreads to say this to me!

Being a stay-at-home mom definitely has it's challenges (the energy-suck being a major one!), but writing keeps me sane. So hopefully there will be many more books to come!(less)
Janet Sumner Johnson Living life inspires me to write. Things that make me feel emotions inspire me to write. Joyful moments. Painful moments. Confusing moments. When I'm …moreLiving life inspires me to write. Things that make me feel emotions inspire me to write. Joyful moments. Painful moments. Confusing moments. When I'm trying to figure out what I think or how I feel about something . . . that inspires me to write.

I struggle expressing myself in speech sometimes, but writing makes me think. Makes me search for just the right words. And the effort brings a clarity of thought. Sometimes I have to tell a story to figure out what I think. I have to watch my characters face an issue, and see how they deal with it and how it affects them. It's one of the reasons I love writing so much.(less)
Average rating: 4.31 · 802 ratings · 360 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Help Wanted: Must Love Books

by
4.32 avg rating — 632 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Last Great Adventure of...

4.27 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Kindness is a Kite String, book review

Recently, I got the chance to read and review a newly released picture book titled Kindness is a Kite String: The Uplifting Power of Empathy by Michelle Schaub and illustrated by Claire LaForte.

This is a subject I’ve thought a lot about. Kindness is so important, yet it feels as though it’s more and more rare. What a difference kindness could make in the world! So of course, I jumped at the opport

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on April 12, 2021 17:32

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Stamped: Racism, ...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Janet’s Recent Updates

Janet rated a book it was amazing
Battle of the Blanket Forts by Dee Romito
Rate this book
Clear rating
What a fun story! Kiara and her friends go to camp, but Kiara isn't able to spend as much time with them as she'd like. And then, when they end up competing instead of working together, things just aren't as fun. Luckily, Kiara is full of great ideas ...more
Janet has read
I've Got A Secret by Lara Bergen
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet has read
White House White-out by Ron Roy
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet rated a book it was amazing
New Kid by Jerry Craft
New Kid (New Kid, #1)
by Jerry Craft (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet rated a book it was amazing
You Don't Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman
You Don't Want a Unicorn!
by Ame Dyckman (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet rated a book it was amazing
Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet rated a book it was amazing
Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet rated a book really liked it
Welcome to Deadwood Hill by Lea Taddonio
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet wants to read
Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter
Rate this book
Clear rating
Janet rated a book it was amazing
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year by Bill Harley
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Janet's books…
“Too old for what?” I demanded. “Fun?” I”
Janet Sumner Johnson, The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Green Jell-O ...: Middle Grade 121 71 May 23, 2019 08:09AM  
Children's Books: 2021 CLEL Bell Awards 7 13 Feb 18, 2021 08:59PM  
“Too old for what?” I demanded. “Fun?” I”
Janet Sumner Johnson, The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society




No comments have been added yet.