Janice Clark and her brother share a home on partially wooded acreage south of Puget Sound, where the morning fog drifting over the coastal hills could easily conceal dragons or any number of magical creatures. She does not "own" a cat, but there are often deer, squirrels, and rabbits in the yard, as well as the neighbor's free-range chickens and several cats who hunt the area.
The Hall of Doors books relate the fantasy adventures of Sammy, who follows her cat up a moonbeam to another world. The "easy-reader" books, temporarily out of print, are back as print singles. All have wonderful covers and interior illustrations by artist J.W. Kalin, who also did the covers for many of her other books. The novelette, "Fairy Gold," is a prequel to the Healer's Apprentice series, which follows the adventures of Teeka, a street orphan who becomes the catalyst to unite her war-torn world. The series includes "To Heal a Broken Planet," "Into the Unknown," and "The Stars Came Down (publication pending). Recent releases include story collections "Molly the Beekeeper's Daughter," and "A Different Kind of Hero," and an inspirational book about homes ("A Home Where God Lives," co-authored with Anita Donihue). Reprints of the gift books, "Christmas Brings Joy to Every Heart," and "Love Lives Here: The Heart of a Mother" are now available. She has contributed stories to seven Crimson Cloak Publishing charity anthologies, plus a story in the "Crimson Timelines" anthology. Also in the works: a picture book featuring a small boy and his pet dragon.