Janet was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. In addition to living in Lubbock, she spent four years in Colombia, South America and has also lived in New Castle, DE, Searcy AR, and Waco, TX. She is married to Kevin Fortenberry, a Piano Technician for the Texas Tech School of Music, and has three children and four grandchildren.
Janet has a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with certifications in Art, Spanish, and ESL. She currently owns a pet portrait business and teaches symbolic and beginner art classes.