A retired Long Beach, California police officer of 22 years, Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments—patrol, administration, juvenile investigations, and training. During the course of her career in uniform, Janice found that faith was indispensable to every aspect of the job and published articles on faith at work, one for a quarterly newspaper called Cop and Christ, and another for the monthly news magazine Today’s Christian Woman.
With retirement, Janice began to write longer pieces and several novels were born. Janice is excited and honored to be part of the Tyndale Publishing House Family. Accused, Abducted, and Avenged comprise the Pacific Coast Justice series, a trilogy that kicked off a brand new chapter in her writing career. August 2013 saw the release of Critical Pursuit, featuring Brinna Caruso, a K-9 officer with a heart to find abducted and missing children, along with Visible Threat (March, 2014). The Cold Case Justice series, featuring homicide detective Abby Hart, saw the release of Drawing Fire (May, 2015) and Burning Proof, (March 2016). Her latest series, Line of Duty, features Tess O'Rourke, a police commander in Long Beach California, with Crisis Shot (September, 2017) and most recently, Lethal Target (October, 2019) .
In addition to suspense and action, her books feature strong female leads, designed to keep you engrossed and leave you inspired.
Janice has bachelor’s degrees in biology (University of California at Irvine) and physical education (California State University at Long Beach). She also completed graduate coursework in criminal justice (University of Southern California) and is currently a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. She attends Trail Christian Fellowship in Eagle Point, Oregon, having moved to Southern Oregon a few years ago with her three Labrador retrievers, Jake, Maggie, and Abbie. Janice’s hobbies include reading, cross-stitching, kayaking, hiking, walking her dogs, and trying to stay fit.