As an editor/writer on staff for 35 years at national consumer magazines including Town & Country, SELF and European Travel & Life, Janet served variously as senior features editor, beauty & health director, and executive editor. She made the switch in 2010 to freelance writing, editorial consulting, blogging and media-training, aka communications coaching. She is currently writing her second book, a novel. Her first book, a memoir entitled, Quick, Before the Music Stops; How Ballroom Dancing Saved My Life (BroadwayBooks), was published in 2008. For more about Janet, visit: www.janetcarlson.net.