Janet Benrey

Fiction, Publishing

Janet Benrey co-wrote mystery novels with her late husband Ron Benrey. Together they created three series: the Glory Mysteries (set in North Carolina), the Pippa Hunnechurch Mysteries (set in Maryland), and the Royal Tunbridge Wells Mysteries (set in England). The books belong to the genre known as "cozy mysteries." In addition to writing fiction, Janet has been a literary agent, the editorial director of a small press, an executive recruiter, a book publicist, and—going way back—a professional photographer. She earned her degree in Communication (magna cum laude) from the University of Pittsburgh.

Festival Years: 2002