A Virginia native, Janice N. Adams founded JAVISTA BOOKS in 2004, and JAVISTA CANDLE CO. in 2018 as a way to bring peace and tranquility to people. Out of her own experiences to live a healthy lifestyle and embrace serenity, she decided to share her gifts and talents with others. With a passion to create home and spa products that look, feel, and smell wonderful, as well as nurture one's inner-being, Janice created the JAVISTA ZEN brand. The JAVISTA ZEN brand is centered around thought-provoking concepts, skilled craftsmanship, exceptional fragrances and natural ingredients.
Janice has been passionate about writing, artisan crafts, and home decor for over 40 years. She began writing at a very young age and became an accomplished author with published fiction and non-fiction literary works. She was first published in 2008 by Simon and Schuster under Strebor Books. Afterwards, her love for writing led her to establish her own publishing company, JAVISTA BOOKS. Currently, Janice is completing a sequel novel, A Soul’s Whisper. She has written and published A Heart’s Journey, About My Father’s Business, and About My Father’s Footsteps. Her novella, "A Twisted State of Mind", is published in Another Time Another Place, by New York Times bestselling author, Zane. Janice co-wrote and co-edited the Show-Bible for the Independent Film, "Black Rose" that won the Best Drama Actress Award at the 2015 New York Television Festival.
In addition to Janice's creative gifts and talents, she works full-time in the Medicare Health Insurance industry. As an involved member of her community, Janice is an active member of the Black Writers’ Guild, the Maryland Writers’ Association, and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). She volunteers regularly at the Artemis House, an Emergency Shelter for victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking. Her company donates partial proceed to local charities. She is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (aka Virginia Tech) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. She is a proud mother of two sons and enjoys photography, interior design, sports, music, and movies.