A long-time fantasy reader, Janice Hardy always wondered about the darker side of healing. For her fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars, she tapped into her own dark side to create a world where healing was dangerous, and those with the best intentions often made the worst choices. Her novels include "The Shifter," "Blue Fire," and "Darkfall" from Balzer+Bray/Harper Collins. "The Shifter," was chosen for the 2014 list of "Ten Books All Young Georgians Should Read" from the Georgia Center for the Book. It was also shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize (2011), and The Truman Award (2011).
Janice s also the founder of Fiction University, a site dedicated to helping writers improve their craft. Her popular Foundations of Fiction series includes "Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure," a self-guided workshop for planning or revising a novel, the companion "Planning Your Novel Workbook," and the upcoming "Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft."
She loves talking with writers and encourages questions of all types – even the weird ones. She lives in Central Florida with her husband, two cats, one yard zombie, and a very nervous freshwater eel. You can visit her online at www.JaniceHardy.com or chat with her about writing at Fiction-University.com.