New publications for Janet Ruth Young

We are pleased to report that Janet Ruth Young (Fiction 1987) published two young adult novels with Atheneum Books for Young Readers, a division of Simon & Schuster, in November of 2012. My Beautiful Failure tells the story of a teen boy who volunteers at a suicide hotline and falls in love with a troubled caller. Things I Shouldn’t Think is about a babysitter whose obsessive-compulsive disorder causes her to worry about harming the child she cares for. You can learn more about Janet’s work at her website,

Janet Ruth Young graduated from Salem State College and BU. She was a co-editor of the literary magazine stet and a founder of Writers’ Circle, the writing workshop at the Cambridge Women’s Center. She left her job as a textbook editor to focus on writing fiction.

Congratulations, Janet!

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