Janyce Stefan-Cole

photo Scott Neary

Before turning full time to writing, and publishing two novels, both with Unbridled Books, Janyce Stefan-Cole was a visual artist. A finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and winner of Knock Literary Journal’s Ecolit Prize, stories and essays have also been included in the anthologies, Being Human: Call of the Wild, the Boston Globe bestselling, Dick for a Day, and The Healing Muse. Other magazine publications and the occasional freelance journalism pepper her resume. Blog/​essays, short pieces are posted on Goodreads and on her FB author page.

Her third novel, And Never Hit Ground, will soon be published. For Janyce Stefan-Cole writing is the thing. V.S. Pritchett in a letter to Graham Greene, “Of course, all writers try to strike a balance between what they will and what they must. The act of writing is an emanation of character. It is the result of the struggle with circumstances and oneself.” Time is the greatest commodity: the time to write.

THE DETECTIVE'S GARDEN: "Stefan-Cole has produced a parable that's less a detective story than a story about a detective—dreamlike, ruminative, and filled with questions impossible to answer." -Kirkus Reviews

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD: "In Janyce Stefan-Cole’s sure-handed debut, Tinseltown trickery animates an emotional journey that springs into a delectable suspense..." -V Magazine

Selected Works

"If you’re a fan of cross-genre tales with memorable characters, The Detective’s Garden: A Love Story and Medication on Murder will be a satisfying read." -New Pages
"Janyce Stefan-Cole has laced her witty, melancholy tale with Chandleresque bit players.”
Fiction Collection
The call of the wild does not mean running off into the woods hunting fish with one’s teeth.
What Would You Do If You Had One?

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