Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor,
writing coach, and educator.
an editor, Hulstrand has made a substantial contribution to many books, articles, and other print media on a wide variety
of topics. She has worked on books by Caroline Kennedy, Paul Robeson, Jr. and Andrew Young, among many others. Her clients
have included Artisan Publishing, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the District of Columbia
Public Library, the GAVI Alliance, the Language Flagship (NSEP), the Lawrence Jordan Literary Agency, the National Audubon
Society, NAFSA (Association of International Educators), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Whitehead Mann,
and Workman Publishing.
Hulstrand's articles and essays have been published in the Christian Science Monitor,
Guide to Retirement Living, Humanities Education, Smithsonian.com, France Revisited, USA Revisited, and many other publications. She writes frequently for Bonjour Paris and for her blog, Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road. You can follow her mini-posts about writing, travel, poetry, and assorted other aspects of life and art on Twitter http://twitter.com/janetjoy, and her tweets for the American Writers Museum
Foundation at http://twitter.com/AmerWritersMuseum.
1997, Hulstrand has created, taught, and directed education abroad programs in Paris, Florence, Hawaii, and Cuba for Hunter
and Queens Colleges (CUNY). She writes frequently for International Educator magazine, and is author of NAFSA's best-selling booklet, What Parents Need to Know! Before, During and After Education
Abroad. In 2008 she and Stephen Rueckert created The Essoyes School, which offers writing and art workshops and classes
in North America, Europe, and Hawaii: www.essoyesschool.com. She has served as a consultant at Queens College,
CUNY, developing and teaching faculty and staff training workshops for education abroad, and is a member of the adjunct faculty
in the Department of English. She teaches literature and culture classes (e.g. Paris: A Literary Adventure, Demystifying the French) at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. She has also created and taught hands-on Twitter workshops.
Hulstrand's first book, Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home, was published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang. She has been interviewed for live and taped, local and national radio and television programs, and
Moving On was featured and reviewed in various national publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post,
the Chicago Tribune, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Kiplinger Retirement Report, Business Week, and AARP Bulletin. She has
been a featured speaker at workshops and seminars on downsizing the family home, and she and her coauthor,
Linda Hetzer, now write a blog Downsizing the Home: Lessons Learned.
speaks French and Spanish. She has a B.A. in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in English
Literature from Hunter College, CUNY. Along her way, she has been fortunate enough to have studied writing with Anatole Broyard
and literature with Philip Roth. She is a member of the Women's National Book Association, and she serves on the Executive
Planning Team of the American Writers Museum Foundation. Hulstrand was born and raised in Minnesota, and has lived in New York City and in France.
She lives near Washington D.C. with her two sons. She is currently working on her next book, A Long Way from Iowa,
a literary memoir.