My name is JaNay Brown-Wood. JaNay is spelled with a capital “N”, a “y”, and no space. Not Janay. Not Janae. Definitely not Ja Nay or Ja-Nay. Just, JaNay. Although many people spell it wrong, it is one of my favorite parts about myself. I love, love, love my name, especially with the newest addition of Wood (thanks to my wonderful hubby!)
I am an AVID Harry Potter fan (aka Potterhead). Love the books. Love the movies. Love J.K. Rowling. I even own a Hogwarts scarf (Gryffindor to be precise), and it’s AWESOME. If you haven’t read Harry books, read them immediately!
I have two red-eared slider turtles as pets: Theodora the Kind and Theodocius the Explorer. I wanted to name them Baleen and Shelbert, but my husband beat me at Rock, Paper, Scissors. Funny thing is that now, I just call them both Bubba.
I have a H-U-G-E family. My dad had 13 siblings, and most of them have kids, and many of their kids have kids, etc., etc.. Imagine cramming all those people into a tiny house...lots of fun (and inspiration for some of my stories, like Grandma's Tiny House). This is my immediate family below.
I keep a writer’s notebook with me at all times. Just in case inspiration hits, I want to be able to capture it and jot it down. I also like to doodle in it too.
If I could, I would live in a Barnes and Noble store (one with a Starbucks) and I’d never, NEVER leave! Ever.
I am in love with spinach, which I blame on my early addiction to Popeye as a kid.
I have been writing from as far back as I can remember, and I loved it just as much then as I do now.
I have one daughter whom I love dearly, and who, I'm sure, will be the inspiration of many stories to come.
I love watching kids grow and teaching them how to be the best they can be. My advice to children is this: Believe.
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