New book offers glimpse into gambling addiction

Author Janice Singleton shares how getting ‘Caught’ put her life back on track

CLINTON, Miss. – The National Council on Problem Gambling reports that approximately two to three per cent of
CaughtAmericans meet the criteria for problem gambling. The same organization describes problem gambling as “gambling behavior which disrupts any major area in life.” In her new book titled “Caught: (From Correctional Officer to Federal Inmate)” (published by Xlibris), Janice Singleton takes readers beyond statistics to offer a humanized look into this form of addiction and how she was able to overcome it herself.

Singleton has always thought of herself as resilient and determined. These qualities helped her overcome great odds in her life, including an unplanned pregnancy at just 16 years old. Undaunted, Singleton pursued her dreams, resulting in a successful tax preparation business which she started at 18 years old. She also became the first in her family to graduate from college and was able to build a comfortable life in Jackson,Mississippi. The biggest hurdle, however, would come much later, in the form of gambling addiction.

Singleton’s gambling problem and bad decision-making resulted in her losing almost everything she worked hard for. But most unexpectedly, the tragedy became a major turning point for her. In “Caught,” Singleton opens up about her fall from grace and the arduous journey to redemption. She describes with unflinching detail the highs and lows of her life and how she was able to put her life back on track. This memoir not only offers an intimate glimpse into the author’s struggles, it offers hope to those who are going through a similar ordeal.

“Caught: (From Correctional Officer to Federal Inmate)”

By Janice Singleton –

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Janice Singleton is an author and entrepreneur who has overcame incredible odds. At just 18 years old, she launched her first business in tax preparation that later skyrocketed. She holds an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and has worked for the Jackson Police Department and the Mississippi Department of Corrections She is currently employed as an operations specialist for Goodwill Industries while pursuing an accounting degree and regularly attending Gambling Anonymous meetings. Her mission is to be an advocate for others battling gambling addiction. She resides in Clinton, Miss.