About Me


Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a writer. I love everything that is old and have an insatiable curiosity about the past.

When I was little, I was big fan of Nancy Drew. I enjoyed looking for clues and imagined mysterious doors hidden in our 1960s suburban home. Of course, our home held no surprises, so I turned instead to books for my source of adventure and enjoyment.

I grew up in the Baptist church where my dad played piano and my mom taught Sunday School. The faith I learned as a very young girl has been foundational in my life. I come from a family of teachers, and I have been on the faculty, teaching writing, for 16 years at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

My husband and I have been married for 24 years. We love vintage clothes, architecture, cars, and music - and you'll find us at rockabilly events in the Midwest. Our teenage daughter is decidedly modern and introduces us to the 21st century on a regular basis. A faculty member for 16 years, I am now the content strategy manager at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL.

My first book, When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up, was published in February 2014 by Moody Publishers. In it, I tell the stories of eight turn-of-the-century women who changed their worlds by following God.

I am an editor and contributing author for Today in the Word, a monthly devotional of Moody Bible Institute (available by donation at The Today in the Word website. You can also read my essays in Christianity Today's Her.meneutics blog, Revive Our Hearts, and Catapult magazine.

In 2011, I was awarded first prize for non-fiction in the Hal Grutzmacher's Literary Contest. You can read my winning essay at this link: "Naked As They Come".

For more information on my book, speaking opportunities, or just to say "hello!", I can be contacted via email at: jamie.janosz@moody.edu.

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