Janet was born in Alderney, Channel Islands, and grew up in Cambridgeshire. She attended the Laban Art of Movement Studio and studied Dance, English and Education. During her long teaching career she gained an M.A. in English and Drama. More recently, in 2016, Janet was awarded an MSt in Creative Writing at Cambridge University. She enjoys writing for fun, but is currently completing a family memoir of life in Alderney during the German Occupation.