Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor, and teacher who divides her time between France and the United States. Her essays and articles have been published in Bonjour Paris, France Revisited, the Christian Science Monitor, International Educator, Smithsonian.com and many other publications. Since 1997 she has created, directed, and taught literature courses for the Education Abroad programs at Hunter and Queens Colleges of the City University of New York in Paris, Hawaii, Florence, and Cuba: she also teaches literary and cultural classes at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C. and leads book groups at the American Library in Paris.
Hulstrand is the creator and teacher of the Essoyes School’s Writing from the Heart writing workshop/retreats, in which participants are invited to “find the time, the courage, and the inspiration to write about whatever is most important to you!” Her first book, Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home was originally published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang. In 2013 she and her coauthor published an updated e-book version, and they now also write a blog called Downsizing the Home: Lessons Learned. Her second book, Demystifying the French: How to Love Them, and Make Them Love You, and Demystifying the French: How to Love Them, and Make Them Love You, was published in January, 2019. She is currently working on her next book, A Long Way from Iowa, a literary memoir.