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Janet J. Lawler

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Janet J. Lawler is an author, playwright and screenwriter. Her feature screenplay, The Tenant, was recognized as a semifinalists in the 2015 Austin Film Festival.  The Tenant also placed as a quarterfinalist in the 2015 Nicholl Fellowship sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2014, Janet published her debut novel From the Ground Up available on Amazon.  Janet's plays NetFits and Extreme Green received staged performances in New York, Florida and Chicago.  Janet is the founder and writer of the blog The New York Screenwriting Life, now in its 10th year online with over 35,000 visitors.

Besides writing, Janet has a strong background in broadcast journalism, having worked for the top news stations in the country, including ABC News and NBC News in New York.  She is married and lives in southern California.