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Janette Rallison

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Pullman, Washington, The United States
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Check out my awesome book trailers!
My Unfair Godmother:
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My Fair Godmother: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1jF8...
Just One Wish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP1Nce...
My Double Life
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Janette Rallison has five children who keep her well supplied with plot ideas, sometimes even making cameo appearances in her novels. She likes to write romantic comedy because there is enough angst in real life, but theres a drastic shortage on both humor and romance.


Playing the Field was named Society of School Librarians International Best Book Award Honor Book, and both Alls Fair In Love, War, and High School and Love, Life, and the Pursuit of Free Throws were included on YALSA
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Janette Rallison I'm finishing the third fairy godmother, and then I'll write the third Slayers book.
Janette Rallison It depends on how long it takes me to revise it. My best guess is four to five months until the ebook comes out. The print book will probably take a…moreIt depends on how long it takes me to revise it. My best guess is four to five months until the ebook comes out. The print book will probably take a bit longer. Hope you like it!(less)
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Sometimes people email me for school assignments or other types of assignments where they need to learn about how to become an author. I just got one such request and thoughts I would post the three answers I gave an aspiring writer.


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 As a writer, it probably won’t surprise you to find out that my main responsibility is to write books. Sometimes I have a dea... Read more of this blog post »
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“Yesterday you asked me what the purpose of life is. I've thought about that ever since. I think it's to do good no matter what life throws at you, to not let the pain turn you bitter. It's something we have to learn, something we have to make ourselves become...Little kids don't have to learn it. They already know.”
Janette Rallison, Just One Wish

“Courage is a fickle creature. Just as you need it, it often makes excuses and rushes out of the room.”
Janette Rallison, My Fair Godmother

“Madame Bellwings, Memoir Elf Coordinator, was not at all pleased with this request, because elves who write the memoirs of teenage girls have the habit of returning to the magical realm with atrocious grammar. They can't seem to shake the phrases "watever" and "no way," and they insert the word like into so many sentences that the other elves start slapping them...and for no apparent reason occasionally call out the name Edward Cullen.”
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“Madame Bellwings, Memoir Elf Coordinator, was not at all pleased with this request, because elves who write the memoirs of teenage girls have the habit of returning to the magical realm with atrocious grammar. They can't seem to shake the phrases "watever" and "no way," and they insert the word like into so many sentences that the other elves start slapping them...and for no apparent reason occasionally call out the name Edward Cullen.”
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“Charlotte: "It’s too bad they don’t give out diplomas for what you learn at the mall, because I could graduate with honors in that subject. No really. Since I’ve worked there, I’ve become an expert on all things shopping-related. For example, I can tell you right off who to distrust at the mall:

1) Skinny people who work at Cinnabon. I mean, if they’re not eating the stuff they sell, how good can it be?

2) The salesladies at department store makeup counters. No matter what they tell you, buying all that lip gloss will not make you look like the pouty models in the store posters.

3) And most importantly—my best friend’s boyfriend, Bryant, who showed up at the food court with a mysterious blonde draped on his arm.”
Janette Rallison, It's a Mall World After All
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“Courage is a fickle creature. Just as you need it, it often makes excuses and rushes out of the room.”
Janette Rallison, My Fair Godmother

“Yesterday you asked me what the purpose of life is. I've thought about that ever since. I think it's to do good no matter what life throws at you, to not let the pain turn you bitter. It's something we have to learn, something we have to make ourselves become...Little kids don't have to learn it. They already know.”
Janette Rallison, Just One Wish

“Perhaps I wasn't going crazy after all. Perhaps I was just becoming a writer. ”
Janette Rallison, Just One Wish

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message 29: by Sharon

Sharon Hello! Thank you for accepting my friend request. I absolutely ADOOORE your My Fair Godmother books. They are super fun, sweet, and meaningful. :)


message 28: by Janette

Janette You clearly have great literary taste! Thanks for reading!


message 27: by kyendwarrior (last edited Sep 02, 2013 01:46PM)

kyendwarrior Thanks for accepting my friend request!! :) I love all your books (esp. loved Just One Wish)!<3


message 26: by Janette

Janette Sarah wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! I have read My Double Life and I really enjoyed it. I have a LOT of books to read and I really want to read some of your other books. Again, thank you. Ho..."

Hope you enjoy them all!


message 25: by Sarah

Sarah Thank you for accepting my friend request! I have read My Double Life and I really enjoyed it. I have a LOT of books to read and I really want to read some of your other books. Again, thank you. Hope you are having a great day!


message 24: by Kari

Kari AHHH :) i love you ! thanks for accepting <3


message 23: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Janette!
I'm excited to read your books! :)


message 22: by Haylee

Haylee Hello Janette, how are you? My name is Haylee and thanks for accepting my friend request. What inspires you to write such amazing books? Have a nice day. =)
-Haylee


message 21: by Abigail

Abigail i love your books!!!!!!


Stephanie Skeem Hi. Thanks for the add. Your books look awesome.
Steph


message 19: by Nicole

Nicole Janette wrote: "Nicole wrote: "Hi Janette, I think you are the best author EVER!!"

Ahh, Thanks Nicole! That made my day!"


:)


message 18: by Janette

Janette Nicole wrote: "Hi Janette, I think you are the best author EVER!!"

Ahh, Thanks Nicole! That made my day!


message 17: by Nicole

Nicole Hi Janette, I think you are the best author EVER!!


message 16: by Jasmine (last edited May 01, 2010 09:46AM)

Jasmine Thanks for listing the giveaway for My Double Life on goodreads. I'm so glad that I won, and I can't wait to read it and review! :)


oliviasbooks I love "Just One Wish" so far (page 78). The combination of "slightly-missed-moments" (i.e. in the stadium), the heartbreaking Jeremy-talks about genie-wishes, the no-matter-what-friendship and the heroic scenes (i.e. Toys-R-Us-action) wins me over easily.
I am pretty convinced that you would love one of my ya favourites: "My most excellent year" by Steve Kluger: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11...


message 14: by Madison

Madison Your books are Amamzing!! I love reading them!! Som eof my teachers at school are really impressed that i know you!


message 13: by Janette

Janette ♥Pammy♥ wrote: "I love your books!"

You are clearly brilliant! Thanks!


message 12: by Elle

Elle Hey Janette!


message 11: by Douglas

Douglas Cootey Janette wrote: "I was just a judge for a romance contest so I had to read a dozen or so books, but a thousand? Nope. You must have me confused with someone else--either that or goodreads is posting things for me."

I was merely exaggerating. ;) But that explains why you've been so busy. Judging a romance contest AND revising a book makes for a busy person.


message 10: by Janette

Janette I was just a judge for a romance contest so I had to read a dozen or so books, but a thousand? Nope. You must have me confused with someone else--either that or goodreads is posting things for me.


message 9: by Douglas (last edited Feb 11, 2009 11:27AM)

Douglas Cootey You are a reading machine. Every few days there's another thousand or two books you've polished off. Where do you find the time? ;)


Jourdan Janette, I just read one of your blogs (the things that bother you about ya authors) and I wanted you to know that I do appreciate romantic comedies! I think your books are great and can't wait until your new ones come out. I do think authors write about trashy stuff anymore and I like your books. They're clean but super entertaining. I think you're halarious and laugh when I read your blogs. Most people think they have to write about bad things to get people to read their books but people would be entertained with a little comedy too. Thanks for your great books, Jourdan :D


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks Janette for adding me as a friend. I LOVE your titles. They hook you right off the bat!
Blessings,
Jeannie


Alaina Hi Janette I was wondering all my friends say that your an author and i just wanted to ask if that was true. ok bye


message 5: by Erin

Erin Hi Janette!! :)


Jourdan Hey Janette! I was wondering if you have any new books coming out? I loved how to take the ex out of ex boyfriend! it was great.


message 3: by Liz

Liz Thanks for asking to be my friend, Janette. I'm a big fan of yours. Wish I could write for YA like you can. I also appreciate your willingness to teach and mentor through writing groups.

Liz Adair


Vivian Hi Janette,

Thanks for adding me!

Vivian


Alaina hey janett thanks for being my firned! :)


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