Creating Magic through Storytelling
Outerbooks for Children offers a wide selection of children’s stories written by Janice Wills Kingsbury. Janice is a former teacher and school psychologist with a passion for providing enjoyable fiction for kids.
She received her undergraduate degree in education from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She received graduate degrees from Rider University in Lawerenceville, New Jersey, in Counseling, School Psychology, and administration/supervision.
Janice also rescues and fosters dogs. Janice has lived in New Jersey most of her life, but has vacationed in the Outer Banks for the past 10 years. She and her husband fell in love the friendly seashore town of Duck. They loved the wildlife and the leash-free beaches.
It is in the Outer Banks that Janice feels most creative and here she combined her love of children's literature, animals, and the beach into her first children's book. She has since written three additional books that she hopes to publish soon.
Many people vacationing on the beaches of the Outer Banks unknowingly encouraged Janice to write her first book. Their friendliness, questions, and interest in her rescue dogs often prompted her to tell stories, much like the one in her first book. Often her walks on the beach spans into hours as people approach the family to chat and play with the dogs. The friendly environment reminds Janice of younger years when families knew each other and played together.