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Welcome

Freelance travel writer, feature writer and author

Freelance travel writer, feature writer and author Freelance travel writer, feature writer and author Freelance travel writer, feature writer and author

This is Janet

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Travel Writer

Explore the world with Janet. Come along as she journeys to all 50 states (still one to go) and visits countries around the world.

Feature Writer

Enter the circle of Restorative Justice. Consider eternity in a national park. Meet fiction writers, entrepreneurs and community leaders. See art from the artists' point of view

Author

Maine's Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts (Countryman Press), text and photography by Janet Mendelsohn,  showcases the state's broad scope of art, history, maritime, children's and downright strange museums. The only guide of its kind. 

What they say

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A thoughtful listener

Maine's Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts... An excellent guide

A thoughtful listener

"Janet is a talented writer and careful researcher who takes the time to get to know her subjects. She writes with precision and passion and is always willing to tackle new assignments even if they deal with topics outside her comfort zone."  --Jill Nilsen, Editor, WellesleyWeston Magazine

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Well-informed writing

Maine's Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts... An excellent guide

A thoughtful listener

"Everyone has a story to tell. Because Janet is genuinely interested in what moves each person to pursue their passion, her subjects respond positively to her. That response is reflected in her stories, which are carefully researched and thorough, yet sensitive--a somewhat rare combination."  --Gretchen Piston Ogden, Editor-at-Large, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors 

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Maine's Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts... An excellent guide

Maine's Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts... An excellent guide

Maine's Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts... An excellent guide

"In her thorough, affectionate and engaging exploration of Maine's obscure and popular museums, Janet Mendelsohn provides an excellent guide to navigating Maine's wealth of history and art. The book eloquently reminds us of Maine's dedication to its art, culture and history, and the importance of looking back as we continue to move forward." --Maine Magazine