Janet Dean was born in Barnsley and now lives in York. Her poetry has appeared in print in a number of anthologies and magazines, including Skein published by Templar, Ours edited by Maureen Duffy, Hysteria 3 and Ariadne’s Thread, and online in The Morning Star, Message in a Bottle and York Mix. She was shortlisted in the Bridport Prize in 2012, and commended in the Stanza Poetry Competition in 2015. Having completed an MA in Creative Writing in 2015, Janet is working on a novel about women’s experiences between the two world wars. She also has television and radio scripts in development, as well as a first poetry collection.
Janet works as a consultant in health, housing and education and writes and blogs professionally in these areas.