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Janet Sumner Johnson

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in Santa Rosa, CA, The United States
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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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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)
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Cover Reveal – A Bad Case of the Almosts

Things are starting to happen fast over here! Braver than Brave has been out in the world for three weeks now, and it got an “Editor’s Pick” flag on Amazon, which is really exciting!

It’s a little fuzzy, but feel free to head on over and see it live for yourself! And if you’ve read it and want to leave a review on Goodreads, or Amazon, or Barnes & Noble, I’d greatly appreciate it. 😁

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I wrote this book after my daughter complained to me that she was tired of everyone telling her to "just be brave" when they wanted her to do something she didn't want to do. It made me wonder about the definition of brave. Does being brave always lo ...more
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This book is a fresh take on fitting in at school and gaining self-confidence. The puns are hilarious, and you’ll find yourself rooting for Mimi from page 1.

The art is perfectly ghoulish, and bring a the story to life (pun am totally intended).
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Freddy stands out in a sea of Teddy’s because he just isn’t one. But Freddy is Jonah’s favorite.

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A fun story with humor strumming from every page! Kids will giggle at the all-too-familiar shenanigans of family life cramping your rock-star style.

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