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Janet Walden-West
This 2019, Janet Walden-West is mentoring Adult
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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 card carrying Crazy Dog Show Lady, she’s easily distracted by great cars and bad coffee. A founding member of the East Tennessee Creative Writers Alliance and The Million Words craft blog, she is also a member of Romance Writers of America. She pens Urban Fantasy that escapes the neat confines of the city limits in favor of map-dot hillbilly towns, and inclusive Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance.
A 2X #PitchWars alum and Golden Heart® finalist, her debut multicultural Contemporary Romance, SALT+STILETTOS, is due out Spring 2020 from City Owl Press, along with two unapologetically feminist Urban Fantasy shorts from Prospective Press out Fall/Winter 2019. She is represented by Eva Scalzo of Speilburg Literary Agency.

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Speilburg Literary Agency

For Pitch Wars 2019, Janet Walden-West is co-mentoring with Anne Raven.

Recent Favorite Books

Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse
Making Up by Lucy Parker
The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy by Hailey Edwards
Trade Me by Courtney Milan
Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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