Praise for Jan Gangsei
—School Library Journal
—Bestselling Author Megan Miranda
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Jan Gangsei grew up in the small town of Barre, Vermont, reading Nancy Drew mysteries, putting on backyard shows with her best friend and dreaming about exploring the world. After college, she landed a job as a newspaper reporter covering politics and the police beat—and was astonished to discover she could actually get paid to write and tell stories. Since then, she’s lived in Key West, New York City, DC, Barbados and Vermont. She’s now settled with her family in northern Virginia, where she writes full time with her rescue pup Willie curled at her side.
Publishers Weekly Book Announcement
Kristen Pettit while at HarperCollins bought The Escape by Jan Gangsei, to be edited by Erica Sussman. Told in reverse chronological order, a scholarship kid from an elite private school spends her spring break on a mega yacht with the popular girls. When one of them ends up dead, she’s forced to sort through her own hazy memories to determine whether she actually committed murder. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary sold world English rights.