Born in New Jersey and raised around the United States, Janet spent most of her adult life in Ohio. She holds a certificate in Peace Studies, a BA in Spanish, and a MA in English Literature from
the University of Akron. After her Master's program, Janet taught English composition to college freshman. Always eager to gain and share knowledge, she moved to Columbus, Ohio, to begin her publishing
career as an editor at McGraw-Hill. From there, Janet joined the editorial teams at Zaner-Bloser/Highlights for Children in Ohio and Mondo Publishing in New York. She has been at CRP since 2015.