Janine Kovac is a former baller dancer and software engineer. She is a founding member and program event coordinator for the 501(c)3 writing group Write on Mamas and web maven for Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival.
Her most recent book Brain Changer: A Mother's Guide to Cognitive Science, chronicles her experience as a mother of twins born three months and a half before they were due. An avid writing workshop participant she is a four-time alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers as well as an alumna of Lit Camp and the Mineral School. Since 2015, she has directed the San Francisco production of Listen To Your Mother, a nationwide storytelling series in celebration of motherhood.
In 2016 Janine was honored to receive the Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship from Hedgebrook in addition to the gift of a Hedgebrook residency.
She lives in Oakland with her husband and three children. Her heroes are Gloria Steinem, Pope Francis, and Dmitri Shostakovich.