Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor, writing coach, and teacher who divides her time between France and the United States. She writes frequently for Bonjour Paris, France Today, France Revisited, and for her blog Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road. She created and has taught “Paris: A Literary Adventure” in Paris nearly every summer since 1997, and in 2008 she began offering "Writing from the Heart" workshop/retreats in Essoyes, a village in southern Champagne. She wrote "Demystifying the French" to help Americans (and other foreigners) understand a few simple rules of French etiquette that can pave the way to a much more positive experience in France, and to help visitors to France understand why the French are "the way they are." :-)
Her first book, Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home, received widespread praise. In 2013 she and her coauthor published an updated e-book version of the book, and they also coauthor a blog, Downsizing the Home: Lessons Learned. She is currently working on her next book, a literary memoir, A Long Way from Iowa.