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Janelle Brown

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in Palo Alto, California, The United States
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Welcome to my home on Goodreads.

A little about me: I'm the author of the novels PRETTY THINGS, WATCH ME DISAPPEAR, ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE. My books have been New York Times bestsellers and published in a dozen countries around the world. My books tend to be page-turners with dysfunctional family relationships at their hearts; while my first two books were more satirical, my latest two are suspense. I'm also very much a California writer, and my books are set across the state.

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Janelle Brown So glad that you enjoyed Watch Me Disappear! I thought I knew the ending when I started... but it ended up changing. Three times, in fact. So the book…moreSo glad that you enjoyed Watch Me Disappear! I thought I knew the ending when I started... but it ended up changing. Three times, in fact. So the book evolved a lot as I wrote it, and the twists and turns evolved with it. I've found that to be true for all three of my books, actually - they change organically during the writing process, as the characters come to life.(less)
Janelle Brown Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed Pretty Things! I am working on another book right now -- it's a bit more of a mystery -- but I've got a ways to…moreThank you so much, so glad you enjoyed Pretty Things! I am working on another book right now -- it's a bit more of a mystery -- but I've got a ways to go. Hoping to have it finished next year! Stay tuned...(less)
Average rating: 3.63 · 31,791 ratings · 4,382 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Watch Me Disappear

3.70 avg rating — 20,366 ratings — published 2017 — 12 editions
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All We Ever Wanted Was Ever...

3.23 avg rating — 6,070 ratings — published 2008 — 30 editions
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Pretty Things

4.03 avg rating — 3,765 ratings — published 2020 — 8 editions
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This Is Where We Live

3.17 avg rating — 1,590 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
"4.5 is my official rating.

This was a slow burn but a GOOD slow burn. I really enjoyed this book and easily became hooked while reading it. ⠀

If I put it down I wanted to pick it back up, especially when things were progressing in the story it made it" Read more of this review »
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Hi! Sorry for the late answer, I just saw this. And yes, the Ehrman mansion was an inspiration! A jumping off point, really - if you have been there, you'll know that Stonehaven as I've imagined it is MUCH larger & grander than the Ehrman Mansion. Bu See Full Answer
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“Maybe when you're young, you love people as much for their potential as for who they are right now. And if that's the case, what happens to love when time passes and that potential starts to shrivel and fade? Does love die with it?”
Janelle Brown, This Is Where We Live

“Real life is just a never-ending string of compromises that you make in order to survive”
Janelle Brown, This Is Where We Live

“Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are.”
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