Janice has been writing for as long as she can remember. She's always kept diaries and still does. She finds fascinating to look back to a specific day and year and see exactly what she did that day. While she's not compulsive about very much else, she writes in her diary on a daily basis. And often steals from it for her fiction!
Janice majored in journalism at California State University, Long Beach and worked as a reporter on a number of small and short lived weekly papers for several years before deciding that there had to be more reliable, maybe even lucrative, ways to make a living. She switched to public relations in the early 1980's and eventually became director of media relations for a large west coast HMO. In that capacity, she had the memorable experience of saying no to Mike Wallace when the 60 Minutes news crew showed up one day.
She left the corporate world in 1990 and freelanced for a number of publication including the Los Angeles Times. She also ghostwrote numerous medical articles for various professional journals.
Today, she combines fiction and non-fiction writing and works from her home in Vista, California where she lives with her husband on three acres with an ever changing cast of animals, including a pygmy goat. Most recently, Janice discovered the joys of living on the water. During the week, she stays on a Columbia 26' sailboat docked in Long Beach Marina, using her lap top and cell phone to work and keep in touch.
She has two grown children, Christopher who lives in Washington and Carolyn, who lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. She also has a 7 year old granddaughter, Emily.