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Janice Erlbaum is the author of two books for tweens, LUCKY LITTLE THINGS (FSG, July 2018), and LET ME FIX THAT FOR YOU (coming in 2019). She is also the creator of Advice for Young Writers, a video series for kids who know they want to be writers when they grow up.

Her interests include reading, snorkeling, activism, and anything having to do with Disney. She lives in New York City with her husband and two noisy cats.


Photo by Rich Jopson, 2017

Janice is the author of two memoirs for adults, GIRLBOMB (Villard, 2006) and HAVE YOU FOUND HER (Villard, 2008), and one adult novel, I, LIAR (Thought Catalog, 2015). GIRLBOMB, the story of Erlbaum’s “halfway homeless” teenage years in New York City, has sold over 75,000 copies to date, and continues to win over new readers ten years after its publication. Her work has been featured in venues including xojaneThe Rumpus, and, and in several anthologies of poetry and prose. Currently teaching writing to adults in her native New York City, Janice also speaks frequently to kids at public schools, in person or online, about writing, publishing, domestic violence, and teen homelessness.

Janice Erlbaum on Wikipedia: “The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for biographies.”


Counterargument: Review of Girlbomb from the New York Times.


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