Janet Forbes

Author and Co-Founder of WorldAnvil

Janet Forbes (J.D. Blythe)

A fantasy author, game developer and velociraptor. In 2017 she co-founded World Anvil (https://www.worldanvil.com), the worldbuilding, writing and tabletop RPG platform which boasts a community of 1.5 million users. Janet publishes fantasy fiction under the pen name J.D. Blythe, and was the main author of The Dark Crystal RPG (2021) with Riverhorse Games and the Henson Company. As a D&D performer she has played professionally for the likes of Wizards of the Coast, Modiphius and Wyrd Games. Janet is passionate about teaching, and has given seminars on writing and other topics for Exeter University, GenCon, Dragonmeet, the Circle of Worldbuilders and more, as well as her own youtube channel where she shares advice and interviews. Janet holds a BA and MA in Early Music Performance, is an experienced archaeologist, and speaks 5 languages. 


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