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Janet Bahl 
Janet Bahl 

Janet Bahl's Bio:


I’m a full-blooded Kansan born and raised on a farm near Newton but have also lived in numerous cities and states in my adult life.  I am happily married to Jerry Bahl since 2002 and have two married sons, two daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, and one dog.  I regularly volunteer at The Ville and at the Senior Good Wine Ministry in Andover, Kansas.  


My life changed dramatically in October 2006 when I was laid off from Bombardier-Learjet in Wichita after working there as a Senior Buyer for over 18 years and found myself still too young to officially retire.  Through the years I also worked at the Dillon Companies Corporate Office in Hutchinson, Kansas, at the Hesston Corporation office in Hesston, Kansas, and served as a full-time tutor at Amarillo College, in Amarillo, Texas, while working on a Legal Secretary Two-Year Degree.  Friends University in Wichita issued a Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management to me in 1992. 


Currently, I work as a freelance writer in my sunroom at home and have a number of published stories and articles.  My writings tend to lean to boomer issues, society concerns, and to humor in any form.  I am collaborating with a fellow writer on a paranormal book to be published later this year.  My own book is a work-in-progress and will be available to a publisher at year-end. 


I contributed to the Kansas Writers Association, a local writing club, as Co-Chair of the 2008 Bi-Annual KWA Scene Conference, as Co-Chair of the Annual KWA Conference in 2009, and as Chair for the 2010 Bi-Annual KWA Scene Conference all held in Wichita.  I also volunteered to be the 2009 KWA Newsletter editor.  In addition, I joined the Kansas Authors Club (KAC) in Wichita in 2011. 


My hobbies are fancy and one-of-a-kind cake decorating, lots of reading, think-tank walking, and talking to my grandchildren.  I try to submit at least one printed humorous joke that I find in a newspaper or magazine into my personal joke book daily…if I see one that is actually funny and relates to my life and what I know.  One of my favorite things to do is to laugh out loud at least once every day.