Writing for Fun, Love, and Possible Profit


Writing has become an integral part of my life. I am a published science fiction author. You can find me on Amazon. And I am also a fervent NaNoWriMo participant. And as a part of changing careers, I also write.

Janet Gershen-Siegel | Writing | Untrustworthy
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So let me tell you a little bit about that.

I won the first annual Riverdale Avenue Books NaNoWriMo contest (2013). So it ended up as my first time being published. Since then, I have written for a number of charity anthologies. Also, I have won NaNoWriMo every year since.

I have been writing fiction of one form or another for about forty-five years. My great love is science fiction. However, I love writing comedy, romance, and mystery. Also, these elements often show up in my writing.

Published Works

So currently, my published writing is:

  • Untrustworthy, published by Riverdale Avenue Books.
  • 72 Hours of Insanity, anthology published by the Writers’ Workout. Available in Kindle version only.
  • Discovery, LGBTQ stories anthology to benefit Queer Sci-Fi. Published by Mischief Corner Books
  • Stardust, Always, anthology in memory of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, to benefit cancer research. Published by Writers’ Colony Press
  • The Longest Night Watch 1, anthology in memory of Sir Terry Pratchett. Benefits Alzheimer’s research. Published by Writers’ Colony Press
  • The Longest Night Watch 2, anthology in memory of Sir Terry Pratchett and Gene Wilder. Also benefits Alzheimer’s research. Also published by Writers’ Colony Press

In addition to Amazon, you can also find me on GoodReads, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble.com, and the Riverdale Avenue Books website.


In addition, I have won NaNoWriMo every single year since 2013.

  • 2014 – Obolonk Trilogy (the NaNo story was the second in the trilogy):
    • The Obolonk Murders
    • The Polymer Beat
    • also The Badge of Humanity
  • 2015 – The Enigman Cave (queried)
  • and 2016 – The Real Hub of the Universe (right now in beta)

Finally, I greatly appreciate your support and kindness. So buckle up, it’s a wild ride.