Janet Sobczyk

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Professional Information

Genres
Poetry, creative non-fiction, children's, inspirational
Full Name: 
Janet Sobczyk
City of Residence: 
Omaha, NE
Biography: 

Janet  was born in Arizona, raised in Iowa, and has spent the last 35+ years in Nebraska. She is married, lives in Omaha, and has five mostly-grown children.

She earned an associate's degree in Journalism (Northeast Community College) and a bachelor's degree in K-12 Special Education (Peru State College).

By day she is a substitute teacher and a trainer for the Boys Town Common Sense Parenting classes.

At night she is an award-winning poet/writer. Her work has been published in several magazines, three anthologies, one compilation book, and as guest blogs. She is a regular contributor to Your Country Neighbor, a monthly online and print publication for southeast Nebraska. Her blog of poetry and photos may be viewed at www.momsmusingsblog.blogspot.com.

She was a presenter at the NWG Poet's Retreat in the Lied Lodge, Nebraska City, Nov. 2018.

 

 

Published Works: 

Blog of poetry and photos at:  momsmusingsblog.blogspot.com

"The Fascinating Man" personal narrative in Your Country Neighbor, November 2018.

"A Farmhouse in the City" personal narrative in Your Country Neighbor, October 2018.

"Two Bikers" poem in Your Country Neighbor, October 2018.

"Hitchhiker" poem in Your Country Neighbor, October 2018.

"Whazzat?!" poem in Your Country Neighbor, September 2018.

"Summer and I" poem in Your Country Neighbor, August 2018.

"Conquering the Stairs" poem in Kaleidoscope online magazine, July 2018.

"De-Feathering My Nest" personal narrative in Your Country Neighbor, July 2018.

"Trespassing" poem in Your Country Neighbor, July 2018.

"Wind on the Wire" poem in Your Country Neighbor, June 2018.

"They Feel Like Summer" poem in Your Country Neighbor, June 2018.

"Authentic Enchiladas" personal narrative and recipe in Cool-inary Moments, 2018, Grace Publishing.

"The Irony of Spider Webs" poem in Your Country Neighbor, May 2018.

"At a Veteran's Graveside Service" poem in Your Country Neighbor, May 2018.

"Holes" poem published in Your Country Neighbor, April 2018.

"Black Jelly Beans" poem published in Your Country Neighbor, April 2018.

"Pops of Red" poem published in Your Country Neighbor, April 2018.

"A Silent Retreat in Winter" poem published in Your Country Neighbor, March 2018.

"Natural Order," poem published in NE Writers Guild anthology, Voices from the Plains, Dec. 2017.

"A Writer's Nightmare," poem published in Fine Lines, Winter 2017, an anthology.

​"Their Eyes," poem published in Fine Lines, ​Autumn 2017, an anthology.

Three guest blog posts on ​Wordsowers Christian Writers ​website, winter/spring 2017.

"Phases of Love," poem published in Screamin' Mamas ​magazine, winter 2017.

"Change," poem published in Screamin' Mamas magazine, March 2016.

"Collections," poem published in Screamin' Mamas magazine, Dec. 2016.

"Death of a Dryer," creative non-fiction tied for 2nd place in the Screamin' Mamas spring 2016 contest and published Dec. 2016.

"Death of a Dryer," creative non-fiction won 1st place in the Peru State College Writing Contest, spring 2014.

"The Irony of Spider Webs," poem won 1st place in the Peru State College Writing Contest, spring 2014.

Several guest column pieces for The Catholic Voice Archdiocesan newspaper in the mid-1990's.

"In Flight," poem won 1st place in the Northeast Community College Writing Contest, spring 1982.