Novelist, Short Story Writer, Creative Writing Teacher
Jane has written short stories and non-fiction articles that have been published in women's magazines in the UK (such as My Weekly, Hello Magazine, The Weekly News, The People's Friend, Yours and Woman's Weekly), as well as in literary magazines and newspapers. She is also the author of the DI Isabel Blood crime series, published by HQ HarperCollins. The first book in the series won the Gransnet Novel Writing Competition in 2019.
Her journey as a writer began with a childhood love of reading and books. As an adult, she enrolled for an evening class in creative writing and began to produce short stories. Her first story was published in 1992.
In 2004 Jane completed an MA in Creative Writing, which she found both challenging and enjoyable because it gave her an opportunity to try different genres and experiment with writing styles.
Jane has been a teacher of creative writing since 2007, and is always amazed at how much talent is out there and how many untold stories are waiting to be written. She loves helping others to develop their short story skills and find their writing voice.
Jane is based in Derby the UK. As well as writing and teaching, for ten years she ran a publishing and communications company. Jane is now focussing full-time on her writing, including her crime novels.