Hi, I'm Janis, the founder of Cozy Read. As you can probably guess, I love to read! I love how books let you walk a mile in someone else's shoes, experience places you've never been, and give you a window into someone's life, heart, and culture. My favorites are period cozy murder mysteries and heartwarming stories- I'm always up for a happy ending.
I worked for 14 years in a pediatric ICU (intensive care unit) as a nurse and nurse practitioner, helping the sickest of the sick kids, but the time came that I realized I had a serious case of burnout. It reached to the bottom of my soul, and was the most difficult thing I've ever been through. Part of healing from my burnout was to find something that I still felt passionately about- for me that was reading. I combined my love of reading with my love for beautiful thoughtful gift giving, my long history of giving book recommendations to friends and family, and Cozy Read was born. It is so fun and exciting to get to enjoy and grow some of my other passions outside of the nursing career I had for so long.
I am a wife and mother to two beautiful amazing children, and love sharing my love of reading with them. I hope Cozy Read gives you the chance to share the enjoyment of reading with those you love too!