Janice Maynard grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, home of
Chickamauga Battlefield, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the
beautiful Tennessee Aquarium. She married her high school
sweetheart between their sophomore and junior years of
college and they graduated together from Emory and Henry in
southwest Virginia. Janice later earned a Masters Degree in
Reading and Story Arts from East Tennessee State University.
For 15 years Janice taught kindergarten and second grade
near Knoxville, TN, in the foothills of the beautiful Great
Smoky Mountains. In the fall of 2002, Janice left the
classroom to write full-time.