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Janelle Springer-Willms was born and raised on the beautiful island of Barbados and now lives with her family in the Austrian Alps. She is a former Prosthetist-Orthotist who has seen the amazing things people can do when they put their minds to it. So she skies despite her fear of flying off the mountain. Hikes despite her fear of heights. Scuba dives despite her fear of big fish. And captains twin pirates who enjoy raiding the pantry and hiding under beds to devour their bounty. Her picture book, SAMMY THE SEASICK PIRATE (Reycraft Books) is scheduled for release in 2021.

Some of Janelle's Likes


  • Tickling her kids

  • All of the Caribbean Islands


  • Sea Turtles


  • Traveling and learning new cultures 


  • Most things with chocolate on it, under it, over it or in it


  • Macaroni Pie


  • Swimming in the ocean


  • The colour yellow....and red...and orange...and turquoise...never mind - she doesn't really have a particular colour she likes


  • Reading picture books even more than she likes reading adult novels


  • Watching animated movies


  • Dancing especially in warm rain


  • Doing crafts


  • Laughing until her belly hurts

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