Janice Horton, also affectionately known as the backpacking housewife, writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. Once her three children had grown up, Janice and her backpacking husband sold their empty nest in Scotland UK along with almost everything they owned and set off to travel the world. Since then they have been travelling full-time and have explored over 50 countries, living out of an apartment, a hut, or wherever they happen to find themselves.
Janice works as a writer wherever she is in the world. When not writing bestselling romantic adventure novels, she writes lifestyle and travel features for her website and her work has featured in national and international magazines like ‘Prima’ in the UK and ‘Friday’ in Dubai. She has also been involved in BBC Scotland’s Write Here Write Now project and has been interviewed on many podcasts and radio shows including Loose Women’s Kaye Adams’ prime time BBC Radio Scotland Show.
Janice's new and exciting news is that she is now writing for HarperImpulse - the romance imprint of HarperCollins UK. Her 2018 summer release is 'The Backpacking Housewife'.
Janice has just signed a new two-book deal with Harper Impulse for more backpacking books - including a sequel to 'The Backpacking Housewife' to be published later in 2019.
Look out for her next romantic adventure novel: 'Island in the Sun' published January 2019
Her bestselling romantic adventure novels to date are: 'Bagpipes and Bullshot' and 'Reaching for the Stars' and 'Castaway in the Caribbean' - a #1 Kindle Bestseller shortlisted for the prestigious Love Story Awards.
Janice also writes under the author name of Janey Travis. Look out for her fun romantic comedy 'I Need a Doctor'. “Just the right sprinkling of romance and humour” says Brook Cottage Books.
Janice keeps in touch with her readers on social media and from her website at: https://thebackpackinghousewife.com/