Jan M. Flynn
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  • Saint Helena, CA
  • United States
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Jan M. Flynn liked Bernadette Geyer's blog post A Book Blogger's Tips for Building Relationships with Publishers and Authors
Dec 22, 2016
Jan M. Flynn commented on the blog post 'That Vs. Which'
"Very helpful! I've taught middle school English, and I still find this one confusing! "
Sep 8, 2016
Jan M. Flynn commented on Kamy Wicoff's page FAQs
"Trisha — Yikes! No, I haven't gotten anything like that and I hope I never do. Thanks for the heads up."
Aug 3, 2016
Jan M. Flynn commented on the blog post '[THE WRITER'S LIFE] LEMONADE, ANYONE?'
"Well said. What book festival-goers choose to buy is entirely up to them, and they're under no obligation to us. Keeping that in mind will keep an author happier and probably more successful in the long run!"
Aug 2, 2016
Jan M. Flynn liked Brooke Warner's blog post Are You Writing a Hybrid Book?
Jul 27, 2016
Jan M. Flynn liked Sheila Grinell's blog post What Book Clubs Are Teaching Me
Jul 27, 2016
Jan M. Flynn commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
"Robin, I like your approach, and will cheerfully steal it :-)"
Jul 14, 2016
Jan M. Flynn commented on the blog post 'Well-Meaning, But Annoying'
"I feel ya, but it's important to remember that what we do as writers demands a big investment of time, energy, and emotion from our audience. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just hang our novel on a wall for people to take in and admire in…"
Jul 13, 2016
Jan M. Flynn replied to the discussion 'New Members: Visit Here First!' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Just read your last post, and it's chilling. I was a full-time middle school teacher in the 90's and these days keep my hand in by subbing for the two local high schools and middle schools, the ages I feel the most affinity for. And even…"
Jul 13, 2016
Jan M. Flynn replied to the discussion 'New Members: Visit Here First!' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Wow! Really impressed with your post on "Stakes". Very useful! You now have a new subscriber in me :-) My own blog is less focused on craft and ranges fairly far afield, but if you'd like to check it out you can find it at…"
Jul 13, 2016
Jan M. Flynn replied to the discussion 'New Members: Visit Here First!' in the group Bloggers: Let's Make It Work!
"Hi! I'm brand new to SheWrites, and looking forward to connecting with this group! Name: Jan M. Flynn Blog Title: Write On Blog Address: JanMFlynn.net"
Jul 13, 2016
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Jan M. Flynn commented on Kamy Wicoff's page FAQs
"New to SheWrites, so just seeing your post, Barbra. Hoping your launch was and continues to be a great success — this is a much needed resource, and kudos to you for having the courage and generosity to write it."
Jul 13, 2016
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Jul 11, 2016

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Who I am:
I'm an emerging writer with a curious assortment of previous careers, including an actor in theater and television, middle school educator, nonprofit director and youth advocate, owner/operator of a specialty lumber business, and the former two-term mayor of a small city in Southern California. At one point in my youth I was a circus performer, who rode a llama, a water buffalo, and a Brahma bull in front of cheering crowds, quite without my parents’ knowledge. I live in Northern California with my husband Michael and my dog Molly. When not writing, I work with teenagers and with rescued horses, both of whom keep me grounded in this mysterious and challenging world we inhabit together
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
JanMFlynn.net
@JanMFlynnAuthor
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
My short fiction appears in the literary journals Midnight Circus and The Binnacle as well as the anthology Legendary Stories: What Went Wrong. My story "Stuffy" won first place in the YA category of the 2015 Writers Digest Popular Fiction Awards. My novel "The Moon Ran After Her" is a fictionalized account of the experiences of women in my late husband's family who survived the Armenian genocide. In addition, I have two collections of off-beat, dark tales and a middle-grade novel, all aspiring to publication.
My writing is:
Fiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
Services I offer to other writers:
Proofreading
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
"Word Weavers" critique group (Santa Rosa, CA) and a writers' marketing/success group that meets in St. Helena, CA.
My professional associations:
Napa Valley Writers (California Writers Club)
SCBWI
I found out about She Writes from:
Jane Friedman's blog

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