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Janna Matthies

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Janna Matthies is a picture book author and early elementary music teacher in Indianapolis. Her books include the forthcoming Here We Come!God’s Always Loving YouTwo Is Enough, which made the 2016 Bank Street list and New York Times Book ReviewThe Goodbye Cancer Garden, which earned an School Library Journal starred review; Peter, the Knight with Asthma; and Monster Trucks. Janna is a long-time volunteer with the Indiana SCBWI and  provides editorial services to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for picture books supporting their Teddy Bear Concert Series. When she’s not writing or making music, Janna can be found digging in the garden, swimming laps, walking Juneau the howling Husky, or keeping up with her husband and three mostly-grown kids.

Books by Janna Matthies