Janet Anderson began her teaching career as faculty in English at St. Catherine University and has tutored K-12 students at Huntington Learning Center and St. Louis Park Schools in Minnesota. She worked as a community relations manager for Barnes & Noble Booksellers for over a decade, partnering with local schools and YMCA's to provide programming in reading and writing for under-served populations in downtown Minneapolis. She has been a script analyst for The Playwrights' Center and a preliminary round judge for the Minnesota Book Awards. She is currently writing a memoir and studied in 2015 at Aspen Summer Words with Andre Dubus III. She is the director of faith formation for children and adults at Edina Morningside Community Church.