Janice Leach

Janice Leach bakes pies; volunteers at a kitchen garden project in youth detention; loves & defends those around her and writes about it all. She has edited three volumes of Quick Shivers from Dailynightmare.com. As an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, she received a Hopwood Award for poetry. Janice tends a rollicking kitchen garden near a 100 year old lilac. She cherishes a fabulous daughter, fantastic son, a cool daughter-in-law, and a wonderful granddaughter. Her near future plans include more life, more love and more poetry.

Jim and Janice grew up less than 2 miles apart in Dearborn, Michigan, the birthplace of Henry Ford and the Assembly Line. They fell in love at church youth group, and keeping track of them immediately became the nightmare of the youth director. During their three and a half decades together, the pair have published four volumes of Quick Shivers from Dailynightmare.com, and blogs including the Dailynightmare.com and 20minutegarden.com. They have been blessed with two fantastic adult children, a funky cool daughter-in-law and a wonderful granddaughter. They grow tomatoes near a 100-year old lilac, listen for ghosts in the midnight, and get up early to discuss each other’s dreams. They are currently busy with various schemes botanical, physical, and metaphysical as well as another collection of collaboratively written poetry.

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