Janet Hubbs was born in Brooklyn, New York and educated in the New York City 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 free time between Manhattan and Cape Cod. Her daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons reside in Connecticut. She is the author of a critical study of the poet, Richard Wilbur, a novel, Syracuse, and a collection of poetry, A Year at the Shore.