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Janis Couvreux

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Janis Lasky Couvreux is an award-winning writer, journalist, Franco-American, lover of languages, travel and adventure addict, and sailor. Formerly a newspaper reporter and freelance journalist, Janis currently blogs at Huffington Post, Pryme Magazine, and The Lady Alliance, writing about living bilingually, crossing oceans, backpacking adventures, and raising kids outside the box. Her debut book, "Sail Cowabunga! A Family’s Ten Years at Sea," chronicles her 10 years on a sailboat with her husband and two small boys as they lived and sailed from France to San Francisco. The story originally began as vignettes on her blog, some of which were published in Luna Luna Magazine, Longreads, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. She won the first plac ...more

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Janis Couvreux I love spending the time it takes to get a paragraph, even just a sentence right. If I get stuck (which happens often), I just let it lie, and go on…moreI love spending the time it takes to get a paragraph, even just a sentence right. If I get stuck (which happens often), I just let it lie, and go on to another part. But mostly, I tell my brain “Okay, it’s up to you, work on it, think about it.” And then I don’t, but my brain does. Sure enough, without fail, it wakes me up at 3 a.m., or it comes to me on my run, or in the shower. I trust my brain without me, so I try to get out of its way.(less)
Janis Couvreux Well, that's easy! Since we lived and traveled on our sailboat for 10 years from France to San Francisco with our two small children, I just had to…moreWell, that's easy! Since we lived and traveled on our sailboat for 10 years from France to San Francisco with our two small children, I just had to write it all down, for them, for our grandchildren, for our family.(less)
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