Janice joined the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in 2000. Now Co-Regional Advisor for the San Diego Chapter of SCBWI, Janice's published books for children include: Great Medical Discoveries: Insulin, and Family Violence both with Lucent Press; and Diabetes for Reference Point Press. Her work has also appeared in Highlights for Children and Spider magazines, and she's taught writing for children for the University of San Diego's Extension program.
Janice is a native Californian, born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from UC Davis and earned her Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Janice married her college sweetheart and lives in San Diego with her three children, several hamsters, a mouse, and more fish than anyone can count.
Janice Yuwiler wears many hats. She's a wife, mother, author of children's books, public health professional, synchronized swimmer, and just a bit nuts. Somehow she's managed to assist state and local health departments develop childhood injury prevention programs and provides strategic planning, evaluation, staff development, and grant writing support for the Academy for Professional Excellence at San Diego State University.
Janice serves as the Co-Regional Advisor for the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, mentors upcoming authors, provides copy editing services for a variety of organizations, and works as a freelance writer. She truly loves taking the latest in medical and scientific research and putting it into the hands of young readers. And that's reflected in many of her published books, including: Great Medical Discoveries: Insulin, and Family Violence both with Lucent Press; and Diabetes for Reference Point Press.
Most of all, Janice LOVES to read. Her favorite books are picture books and stories that let her experience another culture, place, or time, including historical and cross-cultural fiction and all types of science fiction and fantasy. Janice does NOT like anything scary. She says her imagination is much too active and it's too easy to get scared. In fact, Janice stopped telling ghost stories after one night in the woods when she was scaring herself silly and SHE was the one making up the story!
Janice was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from the University of California at Davis after switching majors her senior year from biochemistry to anthropology. After several years working as a computer programmer, Janice earned her Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She's lived in Israel and Belgium and speaks English, French, Spanish and very bad Hebrew. She currently lives in San Diego with her husband, three children, several hamsters, a mouse, and more fish than anyone can count.