Janet Hubbs was born in Brooklyn, New York and educated in the New York public school system. She attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA (BA degree) and Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (MA degree). She is employed at Ocean County College and lives on the Jersey shore, dividing her leisure time between Manhattan and Cape Cod. She has a daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons who reside in Connecticut. She is also the author of a critical study of the poet, Richard Wilbur, and a novel, Syracuse, published by AuthorHouse.