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About Janice


Janice Lane Palko has been a writer for more than 20 years working as an editor, columnist, freelance writer, teacher, lecturer, and novelist.

She is currently the executive editor for both Northern Connection and Pittsburgh Fifty-Five Plus magazines and the lead writer for the website

 She has had numerous articles published in publications such as The Reader’s Digest, Guideposts for Teens, Woman’s World, The Christian Science Monitor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and St. Anthony Messenger. Her work has also been featured in the books A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration, A Cup of Comfort for Expectant Mothers, and Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul. 

She has taught Creative Writing, Memoir Writing, Freelance Writing and Building English Skills for Community College of Allegheny County. 

Our Lady of the Roses is a spinoff from her first novel, St. Anne's Day, a romantic comedy. She has also written the Christmas novel, A Shepherd's Song, and the romantic suspense novels, Cape Cursed and the award-winning Most Highly Favored Daughter. Currently, she is working on another romantic suspense called Mother of Sorrows

Janice lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, and she is the mother of three and the grandmother of three adorable granddaughters. She also has a lovable dog, Mickey, who lies beside her whenever she's writing. Perhaps he's her furry muse!