Janna earned a BA and MA in mass communications from the University of Kentucky and the University of South Carolina. In PR for twenty years, Janna is the media relations director and head writer for the entertainment marketing irm Post No Bills. She has published many dozen personal essays and articles on visual and literary art. Much of her fiction is set in Kentucky. Janna is the winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project, the Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open, the Harriette Arnow Award from the Appalachian Writers Association, and the Fiction Prize from the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. Her short stories and non-fiction have been published in various journals and magazines including Arts Across Kentucky, Wind, Limestone, The Nantahala Review, StorySouth, Alimentum, South Carolina Homes & Gardens, Skirt!, Appalachian Journal, Charleston, and Knight-Ridder newspapers.