Fiction. Winner of the 5th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. At turns funny, heartfelt, and wise, THE CREEPY GIRL gives us 15 stories, remarkable in their variety, about families and childhood, small towns and prophets, boys and girls, life and death. In every story, the exuberant, playful language of Janet Mitchell's debut continually surprises.
Pamela Mann in Gently Read LiteratureI. T. Hill in Bookslutauthor sitePublishers Weekly
In May 2005, Janet Mitchell received her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Columbia University, where she was the Bingham Scholarship recipient in her second year. Her short stories have appeared in The Quarterly, Pomona Valley Review, and have been optioned by Lifetime Television as well as by independent producers. Janet earned her Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from the University of Southern California, where she won the coveted John Huston Award for Best Director and a prestigious Paramount Pictures Fellowship. Her award-winning short film, "How Does Anyone Get Old?", starring Mark Ruffalo and Mina Badie, was featured on IFC's "Inside the Indies" and on NBC's "Starwatch." Her educational video, "Behind Closed Doors" won a Cine Golden Eagle and is currently being used in over 250 schools nationwide. THE CREEPY GIRL was selected by Final Judge Lance Olsen as winner of the 5th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction in a blind-judged, open competition that drew 190 entries. Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA