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Janet McNaughton

Janet McNaughton was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1953. In 1979, McNaughton moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland to study at Memorial University, where she completed her M.A. and her PhD in folklore. During this time, McNaughton also married and had a baby. After the birth of her baby, McNaughton began writing reviews of children’s books. With the successful reception of her reviews, McNaughton was asked to become an executive of the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland. It was at this time McNaughton began her professional writing career, feeling that as an executive of the Writer’s Alliance she should attempt to write novels. McNaughton currently lives in St. John's.

Principal Residences: 

Toronto; St. John’s, NL