Janice Gilbertson hails from the Santa Lucia Mountains in western California where she lives with
her husband and an assortment of critters. Only one or two crow-flown miles to the west lies the
ranch where she was raised. Growing up in the '50s, a shy little girl with two older brothers,
Janice learned how to entertain herself and developed a grand imagination. She was a conjurer of
characters long before she began to put them on paper. Her love for all things Western, including
the ranching lifestyle and eventually cowboy and Western poetry and story writing, have strongly
influenced the novels Summer Of '58, The Canyon House, and The Dark Side of Gibson Road .