• history writing, Sierra Nevada, gold rush, mining, sierranevadageotourism.org, history, Argonaut, Kennedy mine, Amador County, Jackson
    One of more than 100 narratives describing California State Historical Landmarks. Argonaut, Kennedy and Eureka Mines were one of the largest gold producers during the California Gold Rush.

Inspiring Meaningful Connections to Place

What is it about a place that gives it meaning? How do we capture a sense of place in words, stories or images? Listen to podcasts from Janice’s book, Mornings on Fair Oaks Bridge, to hear how she captures the essences of this special place at the American River.


Looking to attract visitors to your site and create meaningful connections so they keep coming back, and share their experiences?
Janice brings a lifetime of experience as a writer and project manager to create destination marketing materials, feature stories, blogs, and interpretive products and services.

Areas of Expertise

Writing. Outdoor Recreation & Travel, History, and Nature-Health Connection
Interpretation. Podcasts, video, walks & spoken word Stories in the Wild

Workshops & Programs for Individuals & Families

A series of in-person and online programs for children, families and individuals to inspire creative writing, capture life stories, and engage in nature study and observation.  These place-based programs combine the disciplines of science, writing and art to elevate sensory awareness, reflection and inquiry-based learning to a new level.


Children and Families. The Nature Detectives series of programs  presenting opportunities for children to discover the outdoor world. Visit website to learn more.
~NEW~ Adult Series: Inspired by NatureLife Reflections Through Story & Art, and Joy of Writing.