Janelle Hardacre

Author of hopeful stories

Thanks for stopping by my author page. (Yep, I have an author page now!) I’m currently writing my debut novel, ‘Up to the Stars’ (working title). If you love the work of Rachel Joyce, Mike Gayle, Kit de Wall, Beth O’Leary and Lia Louis, then I’m writing my book for you.

What else might you like to know? I’m a Yorkshire lass in Manchester. I married my childhood sweetheart. I regularly engage in tsundoku – apparently it’s a Japanese word which means buying lots of books that you’ll never get round to reading. I also sing.

Recently I’ve been writing a list of ten things every day that I’m grateful for (well, almost every day). Some of those things are; my job at an amazing charity, also being a freelancer, my crew, creatives and activists, dancing around my kitchen, getting up really early, sunrises, being silly every day, learning new stuff, everyone who makes The Crown, indie bookshops, letters (writing and receiving), scented candles, Snapchat filters (even though I don’t know how to actually use Snapchat).