Janet Doyle grew up on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Sydney, became a psychologist and clinical audiologist, and later a restaurateur. She has worked in UK, Hong Kong and Australia and was Associate Professor in Human Communication Sciences at La Trobe University. She has run a consultancy, worked in private practice, hospitals and universities, and as a ‘flying doctor’ rural audiologist. Her academic writing focused on effective communication between practitioners and patients, and the processes of decision-making in audiology.
Janet was editor of Henry Handel Richardson in Maldon, which won a Victorian Community History Award in 2011. Janet writes short observational pieces and poetry, such as Mid Air, co-authored with Lyn Hatherly, and Blood, published in Tarrangower Times, and is working on two more novels, as well as a sequel to When Guido Fell and Rosa in Ldjahkion.
Janet is a hopelessly addicted gardener, and is unable to live without music. Neither condition shows signs of improving. She lives in Maldon, central Victoria.