Janet Bahl's Bio:
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.
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.
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.