Janis Thomas is the author of Something New, her laugh-out-loud debut novel being published by Berkley Books November, 2012. A graduate of UCLA who was actually born in the University’s Medical Center, upon graduating, Janis moved to Manhattan to get a taste of city life, and so liked the flavor, she stayed for eleven years. While there, she performed in several plays, including the Off-Broadway production of Your Children, was cast in the National Tour of Forbidden Broadway, and played out in some of the hottest clubs in the city with her sister and their band. Janis has also written over fifty songs and two children’s books (with her dad). Sweet Nothings is out July, 2013.