Janet Tait writes about dysfunctional magical families, zombie love, spellcasting secret agents, and other curiosities of life in these modern times. Story length ranges from a pithy 140 characters to a leisurely 100,000 words.
Janet has been a guest at Comic-Con International and a program participant at several Westercons, ConDor, and Conjecture. She won an Inkpot Award for her contributions to comics fandom and was a judge for the Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards.
Born in Great Falls, Montana, her family soon settled in San Diego, California. She followed the classic writer’s pattern of “I-really-want-to-be-a-writer-but-I’m-supposed-to-be-practical,” and graduated with a degree in political science from UC Riverside. After moving back to San Diego she worked at the University of California, San Diego for many years, eventually running the main campus website and the library system’s software engineering department. A gentle dissatisfaction with her career led to an MBA with a focus in marketing from UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. A job change to market intelligence analyst and a move to telecommunications giant Qualcomm soon followed.
After the wildfires of October 2007 destroyed her home and all of her belongings, she decided to follow her first love and write full-time. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband.