Janet Sumner Johnson

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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.

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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)
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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)
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When we drew up our last summer bucket list, I bribed the kids to go running with me. I told them that if they would run with me 5 days a week, 30 minutes a day, then run a 5k with me at the end of summer, I would take them to Legoland.


Well, they did:Run


So of course, I had to keep up my end of the bargain. I had so many people ask me to tell them what we thought, I decided to do a good old fashion...

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The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson
"I chose this on a whim to read aloud to my son (10 years old) and I must confess I found it much more enjoyable than expected. Once we finished the book, he told me it was a winner for him too.

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