Janice Hardy is the award-winning author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars. 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 is also the founder of Fiction University, a site dedicated to helping writers improve their craft. Her popular Foundations of Fiction series includes "Plotting Your Novel: Ideas and Structure," a self-guided workshop for plotting a novel, the companion "Plotting Your Novel Workbook," and the Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft series. Her Skill Builders series includes "Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It)," and "Understanding Conflict (And What It Really Means)," focusing on common problem areas for writers.
As J.T. Hardy, she writes fantasy and science fiction for adults. The first book in her Grace Harper series is "Blood Ties."
Janice 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.