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Janet Beard

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Born and raised in East Tennessee, Janet Beard moved to New York to study screenwriting at NYU and went on to earn an MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her first novel, Beneath the Pines, was published in 2008, and her follow-up, The Atomic City Girls in 2018. Janet has lived and worked in Australia, England, Boston, and Columbus, Ohio, where she is currently teaching writing, raising a daughter, and working on a new novel.

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Janet Beard Try to take a break from writing and come back to it later. Go for a walk, read a book, or even just sleep on it!
Janet Beard I keep working. That may mean spending some time doing research or writing pages that will wind up in the trash. But I think the only way to get past …moreI keep working. That may mean spending some time doing research or writing pages that will wind up in the trash. But I think the only way to get past a block is to keep moving forward. I also like long walks and the tried and true 'sleeping-on-it' method.(less)
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The Atomic City Girls

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Beneath the Pines

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“You’re the most beautiful woman I know.” “I know that ain’t true. But I like to hear you say it.”
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“She’d always known her mother hated her grandfather, though the reasons had never been fully explained. Her mother hardly ever spoke about her life before meeting June’s father. The one thing June was certain of was that her grandfather Jericho was a drunk.”
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