Janet Gurtler writes contemporary young adult novels. Some claim it’s because she never grew up and that includes her own mother. In 2012, I’m Not Her, was a double Rita Finalist with the Romance Writers of America. That made her happy. Janet’s books have also been selected as top YA Fiction Titles for The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association and included in the Bank Street Books Top 100 Fiction. Janet’s latest book, How I Lost You, was released in May, 2013. Her next book, Sixteen Things I Thought Were True, will release in March, 2014 (Sourcebooks Fire).
Janet is a board member on the Writer's Guild of Alberta, a member of SCWBI, RWA, CCBC and past member of CANSCAIP.
Janet lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband, son and a chubby Chihuahua named Bruce. Janet hates driving on bridges and mountains yet spends most of every summer in a cabin in Anglemont, BC and has to drive to get here.