A self-proclaimed chatterbox, Janice was born when the Sun and Mercury were in Gemini, creating a strong drive for self-expression and communication.
From her first memorization of Edgar Allan Poe's, "Annabel Lee," Janice was hooked on poetry. The rhythm, imagery and expression captured her imagination. Throughout junior and senior high school English classes, writing was her passion. Changing direction with encouragement from her Art teacher, Fred De Robertis, Janice pursued her other love, art and design. She graduated from School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and later attended William Patterson University pursuing a degree in Art Education.
Over her professional career, Janice O’Brien was an Art Director, Package Designer, Brand and Marketing Director, all in- volving extensive promotional and business writing. Despite being a designer, O’Brien loved to write.
A poet, writer and designer, her first book, Poems I Wrote When I Wasn’t Talking, was published in 2015. She loves to travel, connect with people and cook and eat delectable food.
After living most of her life in the New York metropolitan area, O’Brien now lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania near her two daughters, son-in-law and ex-husband.