Profile: Janice Gallen

About This Author

Janice grew up in the coalfields of Hunter Valley, New South Wales. She developed a passion for writing after winning an inter-school essay contest on unionism at age eleven. After graduating from Kurri Kurri High School she went on to study teaching at Newcastle Teachers’ College and taught at Nulkaba School for a few years before going into business. Living in the area from the 1940’s and right through until 1992 has given her an understanding of the people and the environment. The desire for creative writing was always there and Janice signed up for a correspondence writing course. Family commitments and work got in the way of fulfilling her goal to become an acknowledged author. However, that spark remained, and over the past ten years Janice has managed to fit many creative writing workshops into her busy life. During that period she enjoyed the privilege of being mentored by a published author for over three years. When the inaugural Redlitzer anthology was promoted by Redlands Library, Janice won a place with her short story: Always. This success, accompanied by encouragement and critiquing from two writing groups, has allowed her to follow her dream, and complete and publish her first novel: All Naked & Bare. Janice can be contacted on www.janicegallen.com and her writing viewed there.

This Author's Books

Andrea Walker has no reason to trust lawyers and even less reason to fall for one. Until charismatic Steve Covington-Smith challenges all her prejudices – and threatens to destroy her defences. She decides she will be satisfied with a purely physical rela....
ISBN: 9781784075460
Published: 26 March 2014
The Fifties was a time of family closeness; a time of community support: a simple time. Yet, lurking beneath this laid-back exterior lay the narrow morality and culture affecting many families. Will Polly Carpenter find the courage to take a stand against....
ISBN: 9781786100962
Published: 2 September 2015
The Fifties was a time of family closeness; a time of community support: a simple time. Yet, lurking beneath this laid-back exterior lay the narrow morality and culture affecting many families.Will Polly Carpenter find the courage to take a stand against ....
ISBN: 9781782992721
Published: 25 March 2013
Retired couple, Meg and Clyde Pilley, decide to invite Clyde’s recently widowed brother, Mick, on an ocean cruise.It would be relaxing…But things start to go wrong.First of all, Mick becomes involved with Josie. Meg recognises her as a con artist who, alo....
ISBN: 9781786972064
Published: 4 August 2016
Death, drug dealers and deception…Retired couple, Meg and Clyde Pilley, enjoy a quiet life in a their suburban Sydney home. Or do they?After a friend asks for help with a philandering husband, card reader Meg solicits Clyde as an amateur private eye. Whil....
ISBN: 9781784078065
Published: 23 June 2014
What can Eve Benson do when she falls deeply in love with her handsome, recently divorced boss, Chris Melville, who doesn't seem to notice her as a woman? She decides to resign, but when he asks her to accompany him on a business trip to China a journey w....
ISBN: 9781784075613
Published: 4 April 2014
Old people are meant to die … That’s their destiny… Meg and Clyde Pilley join the local bowls club and volunteer with Meals on Wheels, but they meet turmoil they hadn’t bargained for. A bowls player drops dead, and the bitter almonds smell indicates cyani....
ISBN: 9781785106743
Published: 8 April 2015
Misunderstood or charlatan?She’d been his father’s mistress, had manipulated, schemed, swindled.That was how Juan Antonio Gaudens saw Gail Alworthy – until he met her. Then scintillating attraction set sparks flying, pushing all his preconceived ideas asi....
ISBN: 9781784075637
Published: 4 April 2014