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Janet Gurtler

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A Rita Award Finalist, Janet Gurtler's young adult books have been chosen for the JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION and as BEST BOOKS FOR TEENS from the Canadian Children’s Book Center. Janet lives in Okotoks Alberta, Canada with her husband, son, a chubby black Chihuahua named Bruce and a blonde golden retriever named Betty White.


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Janet Gurtler Hi Amanda!
I have not got anything planned as far as a sequel to my books go. I do want to write an epilogue to How I Lost You (a couple of characters …more
Hi Amanda!
I have not got anything planned as far as a sequel to my books go. I do want to write an epilogue to How I Lost You (a couple of characters do show up in The Truth About Us briefly) I just have to find the time to write it. Le sigh. :) (less)
Janet Gurtler Hi Amanda,
Great to hear from you. It's sweet of you to ask! And notice! I don't have a publisher anymore as Sourcebooks chose not to publish my new bo…more
Hi Amanda,
Great to hear from you. It's sweet of you to ask! And notice! I don't have a publisher anymore as Sourcebooks chose not to publish my new books. I have a few things I've worked on, but nothing is done yet.

I'll be finishing up a new book next year, I've taken a bit of a break from writing. I'll let you know when it's ready to read!!

Thanks! Much love,

Janet (less)
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I'm Not Her

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The Truth About Us

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#16thingsithoughtweretrue

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If I Tell

3.67 avg rating — 1,625 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Who I Kissed

3.84 avg rating — 1,344 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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How I Lost You

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Playing For Keeps

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Today I went to a bookstore and found YOU TOO on the shelf! 
It's gratifying but I also felt kind of conflicted about it to be honest.  YOU TOO is shelved in the Young Adult section, and while this is the intended audience, I really feel like it's kind of in the wrong spot. Or that it should also be shelved in other categories. Or that maybe the book needs some kind of explanation so that teens Read more of this blog post »
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