Janet Turpin Myers was born in Montreal and grew up in Burlington, Ontario. Her first work was Crackle-Nosed Crimson (age 7); a post-modern tour de force about a backyard cowboy, written in chunky pencil and illustrated with crayon. Since then she has written three novels, three-quarters of a screenplay, a dozen short stories, too many poems, and thirty eight lyrics to songs for which she has no music. Currently, she is 309 pages into her fourth book, UnPredator. Her short story, Crashing, won 3rd place in the 2013 gritLit Short Fiction competition. Her poems have been published in ‘Hammered Out’ and ‘Tower Poetry Society’ anthologies.
She has presented Nightswimming at the Spring 2014 Ottawa Writer’s Festival; at 2014 Hamilton’s literary festival, gritLIT; Burlington’s, Meet-the-Author series; North Words Writers’ Festival in Muskoka,Hamilton’s LitLive Reading Series,and Junction Reads in Toronto. Her second novel, The Last Year of Confusion, will be released by Seraphim Editions in spring, 2015. Nightswimming is short-listed for the Hamilton Literary Awards, Fiction prize 2014. The winner will be announced on Jan.5, 2015. She is a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada.