Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky in 1957, Janet Ann Garnett, the first born of three children to Mrs. Violet Garnett-Brewer, had an instant attraction to the written word while still in her single-digit years. She authored her own book, "Sonny the Little Duck," in the 2nd grade at Henry Clay Elementary School. She experienced the harsh realities of being a Black American in the early '60's, but fortunately, these were the years Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and other dynamic leaders in our behalf exploded on the scene. Exposed to newer opportunities made more readily available to minorities, Ms. Garnett, having been inducted into the National Honor Society in 1974 while at Shawnee High School, was awarded a Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (B.E.O.G.) which had come into being during the Carter Administration. After obtaining an Associate of Arts Degree from Jefferson Community College in 1978, she joined the United States Army with the full intention of becoming a commissioned officer. She joined at the rank of PFC due to higher educational level, and after much perseverance and persistence, a two year R.O.T.C. scholarship for in-service personnel with at least two years of college came available, and in 1981 she obtained her commission.
While attending the University of San Francisco she wrote her first screenplay, "Count Radesqu," c.1980. After serving out the rest of her years as a 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Lee, Virginia, then Fort Dix, New Jersey where she was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, she was honorably discharged in 1984. Finding the job market highly dismal as far as meaningful employment and forced to go back home to Louisville, she got sporadic work with a mortgage banking company through Manpower Temporary services, and Bally's Aladdin's Castle as, what her mother described, "nothing but a glorified bouncer!" As things became bleak as far as putting her skills to work, she became inspired to head for the "promised land of Atlanta, Georgia," where it was said to have plenty of "good" jobs there. In 1987 she relocated cold, with no contacts, only $280 to her name, and only faith in God to take care of her. In 1988 she was hired on to the MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) Police force where she remained continuously employed with them fourteen years as a Post Certified peace officer. During that time she authored a coffee-table type book called, "CigCars,"c.1998 embodying her two great passions, cars and cigars, and comparing over 83 brands of handmade and machine made cigars to the same number of makes and models of automobiles.
In 2002 she took advantage of the "Early Retirement" program that was being offered to aging officers (and who had topped out in pay) and now authors her third publication entitled, "Memoirs of a Black Female Police Officer," which was a subtitle of the popular catch phrase of unapologetic members of White society in retaliation against Black complaint of their treatment here in these United States... "Well, If You Don't Like It Here, Why Don't 'Cha Leave?" As seen, told and observed through the eyes and opinions of a seldom heard from voice, the author hopes and trusts this book will be of useful advice & insight for the betterment of an America for all its peoples.