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Janet Fox
Janet S. Fox (Janet Fox) is a writer, mom, and former high school English teacher. Her first young adult novel FAITHFUL (Speak/Penguin, 2010), was a 2011 Amelia Bloomer list pick, and is set in Yellowstone National Park in 1904. FORGIVEN, a companion YA novel (Speak/Penguin, 2011) set in 1906 San... show more

Janet S. Fox (Janet Fox) is a writer, mom, and former high school English teacher. Her first young adult novel FAITHFUL (Speak/Penguin, 2010), was a 2011 Amelia Bloomer list pick, and is set in Yellowstone National Park in 1904. FORGIVEN, a companion YA novel (Speak/Penguin, 2011) set in 1906 San Francisco at the time of the Great Earthquake, was a Junior Library Guild selection and WILLA Literary Award finalist. Janet's third YA, SIRENS (Speak, 1012), is a "noir romance" set in 1925 New York. GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT is her award-winning middle grade self-help book for kids (Free Spirit Publishing, 2006), and her debut middle grade novel, THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE, is a spooky historical fantasy set in Scotland (Viking, 2016). Janet is a 2010 graduate of the MFA/Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Janet currently lives in the mountains of Montana. The family loves dogs and is ruled by a rambunctious yellow lab puppy.
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Birth date: October 25, 1940
Died: October 21, 2009
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 1 year ago
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox is another prime example of an eye-catching cover which I couldn't resist. It evokes a certain gothic mysteriousness which I'm happy to say was delivered. From the very beginning, the reader is launched into a tale of magic, wickedness, desperat...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
This collection of 13 fantasy stories centered on female heroes was groundbreaking in 1979 when it was published. I loved it when I discovered it in my teens--pre-Buffy, there were few stories of adventure with strong female heroines. This held up well. Indeed, the only story I didn't enjoy at all w...
FrancesKR
FrancesKR rated it 5 years ago
Honestly, I found the quality of this to take a sharp rise partway through, so much so that I'm wondering if it was more my mood than the quality of the stories--seems unlikely that all the less good stories were clumped in one section, you know?That said: particularly fond of Ramsey Campbell), and ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 5 years ago
In a mix of urban fantasy and horror these are short shorts with an average of 6 pages per story some are longer and some are shorter. They're a good mix and I enjoyed most of them.
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it 6 years ago
Although there were a few stories in this book that I really liked, overall I wasn't overly impressed.
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