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Janet Tashjian is an American novelist living in Los Angeles. Her middle grade and young adult fiction is published by Henry Holt and Company. Her novels often incorporate different formats and play with the line between fiction and non-fiction.[1][2] She is the mother of Jake Tashjian, who provided illustrations for eight of her novels.

Janet Tashjian
BornProvidence, Rhode Island
GenreYoung adult literature



Stand-alone fictionEdit

  • 1997: Tru Confessions (which was adapted for a 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie: Tru Confessions)
  • 1999: Multiple Choice
  • 1999: Felicity: Summer
  • 2003: Fault Line
  • 2012: For What It's Worth

Larry seriesEdit

My Life seriesEdit

  • 2010: My Life As a Book
  • 2011: My Life as a Stuntboy
  • 2013: My Life as a Cartoonist
  • 2014: My Life as a Joke
  • 2015: My Life as a Gamer
  • 2017: My Life as a Ninja
  • 2018: My Life as a Youtuber
  • 2019: My Life as a Meme

Einstein the Class Hamster seriesEdit

  • 2013: Einstein the Class Hamster
  • 2014: Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show
  • 2015: Einstein the Class Hamster Saves the Library

Sticker Girl seriesEdit

  • 2016: Sticker Girl
  • 2017: Sticker Girl Rules the School
  • 2018: Sticker Girl and the Cupcake Challenge

Marty Frye, Private Eye seriesEdit

  • 2017: Marty Frye, Private Eye
  • 2017: Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Stolen Poodle
  • 2018: Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Busted Video Games


Tashjian's works have been translated into several languages. Her novel Tru Confessions was adapted into a Disney television movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf.


  1. ^ "Tashjian, Janet". WorldCat Identities. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Janet Tashjian (1956-) - Sidelights". Retrieved 23 April 2010.

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