Pencil portrait by Kim Bogart
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.
Although never teaching, Janice had a successful career in graphic design and package design. Her extensive art and design director expertise gave her qualifications to move into positions as brand manager and marketing director. Each position requiring extensive promotional and business writing, enabling Janice to enjoy both her passions.
Retired from the "rat race", Janice is a member of Off Line Poets and the International Women's Writer's Guild. Living in Chester County Pennsylvania, Janice works part time at the Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is working on a food memoir and a second poetry book.