• salmon, Chinook salmon, seagull, feast, American River, Fair Oaks Bridge, Fair Oaks, wildlife, nature, writing, outdoors, breakfast
    Seagull guards its salmon during the fall run on the American River - photo from the book and blog post "Mornings on Fair Oaks Bridge"

    Inspiring Meaningful Connections to Place Through  Exploration ~ Interpretation ~ Writing ~ Art

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.

Work with Organizations

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.

Areas of Expertise

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


Workshops & Programs for Individuals & Families

A series of 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.