Janet Hafner joined the Guild in 2015. In 2017, she was elected to the Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term and relected in 2019 for the 2020-2021 term. She serves as a Member at Large. She can be reached at janet@sdwritersguild.org.

Janet describes herself as a writer who draws inspiration from her grandchildren and her dreams. Early days were spent teaching English and Spanish, offering workshops on language acquisition, coaching corporate leaders, and writing technical articles in professional journals. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild, and two writing/critique groups encourage and guide her writing. She has learned much from working with internationally published authors, Kathy Diamond and children's author, Carolyn Marsden. Her debut novel, Eye of an Eagle, received a "highly recommended" rating from the SDWEG Manuscript Review Board.