Janice Gary is a writer, teacher, dreamer, dog lover and passionate observer of the natural world. Her memoir, Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance (Michigan State University Press, 2013) was awarded an Eric Hoffer Award for Memoir, the 2014 Silver Nautilus Award and Finalist for the 2014 Sarton Award for Memoir. She is the recipient of the Christine White Award for Memoir/Personal Essay and the Ames Award for Essay and is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has appeared in Literal Latte, Kaleidoscope, The Baltimore Review, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Potomac Review and Women Speak Out, an anthology from The Crossing Press.
She leads writing workshops including Writing the Memoir You've Been Dreaming About at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York City and is a presenter at the Association of Writers and Writers Programs (AWP) annual conference. Her book, Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, (Michigan State University Press, August, 2013) is available online and at local booksellers.
COACHING AND CONSULTATION:
Janice is available to work one-on-one with writers to help them find the heart of their story and develop the voice and structure to carry the narrative.
For more information, fill out the contact sheet on this website.
Journal of the Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship
Review of Short Leash from Zenshin Florence Caplow, a Soto Zen priest, and co-editor of The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women
Author Interview with Hope Katz of BeInkandescent
Janice Gary interview with Richard Gilbert, award-winning author, journalist and Otterbein University faculty member.