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Janet Walden-West
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Janet Walden-West
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Janet Walden-West lives in the southeast with a pack of show dogs, a couple of kids, and a husband who didn’t read the fine print. A Weird Dog Show Chick in her downtime, she’s also a founding member of The Million Words craft blog, a 2X PitchWars alum, and a Golden Heart® finalist. She writes intersectional sexy-times romance and boss-girl fantasy heroines.

Her debut multicultural contemporary romance, SALT+STILETTOS, is out now from City Owl Press, and her urban fantasy short stories are available in multiple anthologies.

She is represented by Eva Scalzo of Speilburg Literary Agency.

For Pitch Wars 2020, Janet Walden-West is co-mentoring with Anne Raven.

Favorite Books

Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon
The Beginners Guide to Necromancy by Hailey Edwards
American Sweethearts by Adriana Herrera
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Years Mentored
2019, 2020