J.T. Styles was born in Ontario, Canada, to creative Canadian parents, and began writing in first grade after she enthusiastically told the teacher, "I want to make books when I grow up!" Vancouver,Canada, is her home where she has worked in childcare for pre-schoolers,later co-establishing provincial programs to improve the quality of family daycare. She has also worked in the Justice System with victims of domestic violence.
A winner of literary awards for fiction and poetry, Janni won First Place in the SIWC (Surrey International Writer's Conference) for a short story called "Blue Shadows." The year prior her story, "The Musical Messenger" also placed. In 2011 writing became purely therapeutic, a means of coping with multiple losses and trauma that produced the 2013 book of poems,"Spiritshine." 2014 saw her first collection of stories released in the book, "One More Chance."