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Janice's stories weave a comfortable quilt that wraps around listeners and brings them in close. "You are like cocoa butter...your voice just rolls over the words so smoothly."

Janice loves to tell all kinds of stories to children and adults. Her Not So Scary Stories are a hit every Halloween and The Butt Boys enables seniors to remember their own life stories.

Janice dreams of new ways and places people can tell stories. She initiated, produced and directed Pushy Broads and Proper Southern Ladies and Women with Hat-itude., two of the 10 successful shows featuring women's stories which have drawn a packed audience at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center each year. She also directed a series of concerts at The Carter Library/Museum, including Flag-Flying Tales for the Fourth of July and Turkeys, Pilgrims and Thanksgiving Tales to Relish

With a master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee and 30 years experience teaching in the public schools in Virginia and Georgia, Janice is a gifted teacher of storytelling to students of every age. Her teaching is never cookie-cutter predictable. Using strategies gleaned from dozens of classes with master storytellers, her skills meet the needs and skill levels of everyone in her classes.

As an elder in the Presbyterian Church, Janice uses her Biblical and faith based stories stories to work for peace and justice. She has been co-leader of The Interfaith Story Circle and has worked in many settings for people who really need her optimistic spirit, including refugees and the homeless.

Janice's cd entitled Livin' Above Her Raisin' includes family stories from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and Tennessee. She has made several television appearances and emceed both local and national storytelling programs.

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I never get tired of your easy, natural, conversational, humorous style. I hope you felt the warmth of the audience's response towards you. Keep up the good work!
--Betty Ann Wylie, master storyteller, storytelling teacher

Thank you for a great 18 weeks of stories and laughter. I enjoyed watching you work with the kids, The students really blossomed. Lollie gained confidence, Zach maybe too much, and DeJuan began talking, to name of few of our wonderful characters.
--Barbara Sherman, Media Specialist, Glenwood Academy

I can't really imagine a better way to celebrate International Women's Day. Your stories were moving and inspiring. Thanks so much for being such a gift to the community, last night, and through your activism and art in general.
--Kerrie Lynn, Director Charis Circle

The children enjoyed themselves immensely. My 6 year old daughter retold your stories to the family and chanted the song all weekend! You truly have a gift for sharing stories and captivating an audience. We especially appreciated how you incorporated our theme into your stories.
--Jenny Broad, Director of Vacation Bible School

It is now very important to me to include storytelling in language arts and Social Studies-I can't see how I managed before without it.
--Carly, Henry County Schools Staff Development Class

One of my high school juniors, Rainer, remembered his third grade teacher as the best storyteller around. Remember, you always have a lasting impact on the kids.
--Nancy Collins, Teacher, Henry County

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