A former librarian, Janet now writes micro-fiction and personal essays. She is currently querying her first novel and has a novella coming out soon.

Janet likes to dive deeply into her protagonists’ minds, exploring women’s lives as they struggle with issues ranging from mental health, anxiety, and alcoholism to neurodiversity and learning disorders. Her characters are imperfect and often frustrating, but she hopes that their journeys will generate discussion and provide the reader with food for thought.

Find Janet in these online and print journals:



  • 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