Janet was born in Singapore, and since childhood, she found refuge and expression in drawing things both real and imagined. Despite a lack of encouragement around her, her tastes took a strong turn for the fantastic during her teens, leading her to literally hide her artwork and manuscripts in the closet. After graduating in 2000 with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Kentucky, she attended the 2002 Clarion Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. (Some stories were dug out from their hiding places for her application.) In 2009, she became a Best Artist finalist for the World Fantasy Award.

Janet’s experiences include working in bookstores, as an editor (at a translation company and her own small press), in online publishing (at a niche dot com in the US “adult entertainment” industry), and as a history guide in Singapore. Since becoming a mum, Janet has been more inclined to embrace her unusual creative gifts. She enjoys painting, writing, speaking, teaching, and weird conversations.

After a few years of Buddhist meditation, Janet found herself literally awakened by a visitation in 2011, and hasn’t emerged from the rabbit hole since. Her interests include art, history, environmentalism, socio-economics, politics, and metaphysics.

Janet lives in Singapore with her father and a rambunctious daughter who likes helping.

Magic & Meditation is Janet’s blog on esoterica.

Janet is available for:

  • Illustration
  • Manuscript editing
  • Writing/creative coaching
  • Print design and layout
  • Web design and WordPress help

I’d love to work with you on your publishing, creative, or transformational journey.

For projects or short queries, you can also contact Janet with the form below.