Janet Fox

Montana, United States

Member Since: 09/07/2011

Janet Fox writes award-winning fiction for children of all ages. Her published works include three young adult historical novels, Faithful, Forgiven, and Sirens, all from Penguin Young Readers. Other work includes two books for middle grade readers, the non-fiction Get Organized Without Losing It (Free Spirit Publishing) and two middle grade novels from Viking, The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle, and The Artifact Hunters. Her debut picture book Volcano Dreams: A Story of Yellowstone came out in 2018 from Web of Life Books, and her next book, middle grade, Carry Me Home, will be out in 2021 from Simon & Schuster.

Janet has taught middle grade and high school literature and language arts, is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

Website: www.janetsfox.com

Twitter Username: @janetsfox


  • The Artifact Hunters , Viking Childrens (August 25, 2020)
  • The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle , Viking Childrens (March 15, 2016)
  • Sirens , Penguin Young Readers/Puffin Books (November 8, 2012)
  • Forgiven , Penguin Young Readers/Puffin Books (June 2011)
  • Faithful , Penguin Young Readers/Puffin Books (June 2010)


  • Crystal Kite Award SCBWI(2017)
  • WILLA Literary Award finalist: Forgiven, in Children's/Young Adult Fiction & Nonfiction(2012)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts (July 2010)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Children's literature