Janice Erlbaum is the author of GIRLBOMB: A Halfway Homeless Memoir (Villard, March '06), and HAVE YOU FOUND HER: A Memoir (Villard, Feb. '08). Her poetry and prose has been featured in anthologies including ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, THE BUST GUIDE TO THE NEW GIRL ORDER, THE BEST AMERICAN EROTIC POEMS FROM 1800 TO THE PRESENT, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHER’S HANDBOOK: The 826 National Guide to Writing Your Memoir, and VERSES THAT HURT: Pleasure and Pain from the POEMFONE Poets.
She was a contributor to BUST magazine from 1994 through 2007 and has also written for the websites McSweeney’s, Nerve, and Nextbook. Her work has been featured in Glamour, Redbook, Marie Claire, Elle, Elle UK, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and New York Times. Janice teaches memoir writing and has addressed audiences at colleges, coffee houses, and theaters across the East Coast. She lives in her native New York City with her domestic partner, Bill Scurry, and their three cats.
Janice is available to call in to your book club meeting -- email girlbomb at bway dot net for more information.
Me at the group home, 1985
Yearbook photo of the young Sylvia Plath, 1987
Rockaway Beach, summer 1987
Author photo for Girlbomb, taken by Andrew Marks, Washington Square Park, 2005
Me and Bill, moments after we made it official, September 18, 2005
Hamming it up at Heeb magazine's storytelling series, Joe's Pub, January 2006
Me at Barnes & Noble Union Square on the official publication day for Girlbomb, March 7th, 2006. Not pictured: tears of joy.
Leo helps me make changes to the second draft of Have You Found Her, October, 2006
Me and the "character" known as "Maria" from Have You Found Her, at the Vanity Fair party for the book, November 2007
Disney World, December 2007. How happy do I look?