Janet Kilgore

Janet Kilgore is a writer and editor based in Austin, Texas. She grew up in San Antonio and attended TCU in Ft. Worth, where she majored in Spanish and French. She has also lived in San Marcos, Houston, and for the past 28 years, Austin.

Favorite vacation spots include the Gulf Coast in winter, Alpine in summer, the Panhandle in Spring, and the Texas Hill Country anytime. She and her husband, Bryan, still tent camp, although Janet’s bones have definitely developed a taste for hotels.

Janet is president of the San Gabriel Writers League, a member of Writers League of Texas, and was a committee member of the former Hill Country Book Festival. Her hobbies include attending writing workshops, finding and preparing healthy recipes, and hanging out with her five grandchildren. Son Chris is in sales, and daughter Megan got her masters degree in Mass Communication at Texas State University and is Manager of Digital Marketing at the Austin Area Food Bank. Stepson Derek and his wife, Ofelia, live in Longview and have a young son.

Her favorite quote is from Dan Jenkins: “What I like about Texans is, you ask a Texan a question and he tells you a story.” She comes from a long line of storytellers and yarn spinners. In a previous life, Janet was probably the one at the campfire exaggerating about hunting trips.

She is currently working on two books, a collection of life lessons and an e-book about no-frills camping. She continues to edit others’ books, as well.