I’m a New York-based writer, and I focus on writing picture books, humor pieces, personal essays, and lifestyle articles. My work has appeared in the New York Times “Well Family Ties” column, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, RealSimple.com, and many other places. I write about a variety of topics, from the serious to the silly, including parenting, health & wellness, music & pop culture, personal finance, political satire, and more.
I’m also available for select freelance projects. I have written and edited press releases, brochures, fliers, newsletters, blog posts, speaking points, proposals, reports, and more. For examples of my work in these areas, please contact me.
I live in a house full of piles of books with my husband, son, and dog.
“Janine is very funny and very brilliant.” – the editors of a comedy & satire website written by women
“She has a trademark wit.” – the editor of a well-respected literary humor website
“She sent me something that was nicely done.” – an editor at a major newspaper
“I’ve been reading Janine’s stuff. She’s funny!” – Janine’s neighbor who is a serious novelist
“Janine is creative genius.” – Janine’s coworker
“She wrote something that had some nice moments.” – an editor at one of Janine’s favorite publications
“I laughed out loud on the train while reading something Janine sent me. I got a lot of weird looks. Janine is the one who finally got me to use the phrase ‘LOL’ for the first time in my entire life.” – Janine’s friend