Janie McQueen is a career journalist and co-author (with Robin Karr) of the critically acclaimed Young Adult novel The Motherless Child Project. She is the author of four nonfiction books, including Hanging On By My Fingernails: Surviving the New Divorce Gamesmanship, and How a Scratch Can Land You in Jail; and The Magic Bookshelf, which was featured as a series in the former Los Angeles Times Book Review, and which earned a Writer’s Digest Award for First Book.
Janie has a degree in English literature and writing from the University of South Carolina, and has been a reporter for newspapers including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Greenville (SC) News. She served a stint as a speechwriter for the government of Taiwan during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, when mainland China was conducting war games off Taiwan’s coast. As well as her personal blog, Janie’s blog posts have appeared on Familyshare.com, LA Family and DivorceSupportCenter.com.
Janie is married with four children ranging in age from 17 to 6. They live in the exurbs of Atlanta. When she’s not writing while trying to keep track of everyone, she loves reading, yoga, and knitting.