Janice Alonso grew up in the South and has spent much of her life moving. In 2005 her husband retired and they now live in the Atlanta area. She has a BA from Georgia State University and an MA from the University of South Florida. She began her writing career in January 2000 after her husband was transferred to Manhattan.
Before writing she taught literature and writing in grades three through junior college level. She spent her most of her time as a stay-at-home mom, involving herself in community, church, and school activities; however, she always wanted to be a writer. The move to Manhattan gave her that opportunity. There she began taking creative writing classes, where her first assignment turned into the short story “Hank – Super Genius.” The story won an Honorable Mention in the Short Story Genre of Writer’s Digest's 2001 Writing Competition. Palo Alto Review later published the story.
Her children's stories have appeared in Barefoot for Kids, Our Little Friend, Primary Pal, Skipping Stones, Sparkle, and Primary Treasure. Her story "Just Right for Now" won an Honorable Mention in the Children's Fiction Category of Writer's Digest's 2007 Writing Competition.
Janice is an award-winning author who has been published in inspirational, literary, children’s, and mystery periodicals, and her work has appeared in several anthologies. She is a member of the Christian Writers Guild, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Georgia Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.
Member since 2007
Region: Southern Breeze (Alabama/Georgia)
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