A former librarian, Janet now writes fiction that dives deep into the minds of her characters.
As a reader, I love stories that explore psychological and emotional journeys. Give me a far from perfect character, doing their best to build a life. I want to experience the world through their eyes.
And, of course, I want a happy ending.
So that is what I write about. My characters are imperfect and often frustrating. They often struggle with mental health and anxiety. Some are neurodiverse. Some have learning disorders. All of them struggle with self-acceptance and self-esteem.
And they get their happy ending. More or less.
There are no fairy tale happily ever afters, but I like to believe my characters ended up in a better place than where they started from, and as our journey with them ends, their story is just beginning.
Find me in these online and print journals:
- Tasting Notes – BlueHouse Journal
- The Break – Writing In A Woman’s Voice
- Ice Fishing – (mac)ro(mic)
- The Gist – 50 Word Stories
- Sometimes and Exposure – Camroc Press Review
- Shelter – One Forty Fiction
- Fall Out – Fiction 365
- Like Magic – Blink | Ink no. 11
- I Kissed an Android Yesterday – The Rusty Nail, October 2012
- Since Beth’s Wedding, Voices 2011
- Walking Shoes Creative Writing Now
- The Last Tent on the Island – Our Canada, September 2020
- When Mom Was My Age (#7) – JaneFriedman.com
- A Pocket Guide to Family History – Our Canada, March 2011