Janis has books published for children from aged 3-14. Her first novel, Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest, won the Kelpies Prize and in 2013 Janis won the Scottish Children's Book Award with her novel The Accidental Time Traveller.
A storyteller and creative writing tutor, Janis has much experience visiting primary schools, inspiring literacy and sparking the imagination. She spent some years living by the sea and in this time wrote five books all inspired by the sea shore. She also spent time imaginatively travelling through time and as a result has stories from the Victorian era, WWI and the future. Janis is also happy to offer CPD to teachers, on storytelling skills and creative writing.
(Works in Scots)