One-Minute Book Reviews

About Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda is the founder and editor-in-chief of One-Minute Book Reviews. An award-winning journalist, she is also the author of the comedies of manners The Accidental Bride (St. Martin’s, 1999) and Manhattan on the Rocks (Sourcebooks, 2004). She has been the book columnist for Glamour, book editor and critic for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, and vice-president for awards of the National Book Critics Circle. Her One-Minute Book Reviews was named one of New Jersey’s best blogs in the April 2011 issue of New Jersey Monthly, which said that the blog has made her “a star in the literary world.”

Jan received a B.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied writing with Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Murray and National Book Award-winner Thomas Williams. She has taught as an adjunct at major universities and speaks frequently to college classes, writers’ conferences, book clubs, library groups and professional organizations. You can learn about her speeches, and find a list of sample topics, by clicking on the “My Speeches ” page on

In early 2009, Jan was the writer-in-residence at the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts in Fairhope, Alabama, and she welcomes inquiries about serving as a writer-in-residence with other programs and about speaking on panels and at writers’ conferences. She has also appeared extensively on radio and television. She was named one of “25 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2008” by the site Virtual Woman’s Day

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