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A former magazine editor and award-winning journalist, Janice has written speeches and articles for, among others, the Cabinet Office, Home Office and Department for International Development. In screenwriting, Janice's first feature film RETREAT was released by Sony Pictures (co-written and directed by Carl Tibbetts) which starred Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton and Jamie Bell. Janice’s stage plays have been performed at Theatre503, The White Bear, Hen & Chickens and TheatreN16. She was also one of six female playwrights selected by All The Rage Theatre for its Seize The Stage festival at Rich Mix. Her play NETHERBARD has twice been performed by Budding Rose Productions. Janice has had television scripts in development with Slim Film & TV and with Retort (part of FreemantleMedia). Her sitcom TWO LADIES was  performed at the Museum of Comedy in June 2019.

Janice was selected for the Triforce Creative Network year-long mentoring scheme and featured on the BBC New Talent Hotlist. She won Best New Screenplay in the 2014 British Independent Film Festival.


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Janice's debut novel, THE APPEAL, was published by Viper (Serpent's Tail) in January 2021 and hailed as 'dazzlingly clever' by the Sunday Times. It went on to be the biggest selling debut novel of that year, was  a bestseller for many weeks in The Times and the Sunday Times, was shortlisted for Watersones Book of the Year 2021, shortlisted in the crime and thriller category of the British Book Awards, was the Sunday Times crime novel of the year, and won the Crime Writers Association New Blood Dagger for debut fiction in 2022.

Janice's second novel THE TWYFORD CODE, was an immediate Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and paperback on publication in 2022.
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