Guest Post – Author Jane Risdon

I am very excited to welcome author, Jane Risdon, to Robbie’s Inspiration today to tell us a bit about her writing and her books.

Picture of Jane Risdon with her books: Only One Woman and Undercover Crime Shorts

Welcome Jane Risdon

Background

Robbie, thanks so much for hosting me on your lovely blog, I am so happy to be here.

For those who may not know me or know of me, I thought I’d tell you something about my background.

I am an author, a dream come true for me having spent the best part of my life living in silent despair of ever being able to achieve my life’s ambition. After years of living another life — well, two really — I have managed to become a published author and one represented by an agent. Something I had never imagined.

My early life was spent working for various (British) government departments. I worked for the Ministry of Defence in Germany, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, and later for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Intervention Board), and later for the Atomic Research Establishment at Harwell. Most of it was boring. But it has stood me in good stead where material for my writing is concerned.

Whilst working for government I yearned to write but it was not to be. My musician husband and his band were constantly on tour and in those early days a regular income was not possible, so someone (me), had to hold down a ‘proper’ job.

Later, when we’d had enough of our crazy life we decided to do something even more daft by going into the international music business together, managing recording artists, songwriters, musicians, record producers and facilitating the placement of music onto soundtracks for movies and television. We did not get a quiet life — just the opposite, and once more constant touring, recording, and living overseas was not conducive to writing. Babysitting testosterone-fuelled young musicians and PMT-stricken female artists can become extremely tiresome after a while.

Eventually we both called it a day and decided to settle down to a ‘normal’ existence in England, and so we moved back. I found I had time to write at last.

Our adventures in the music business, especially in Hollywood, and my experiences working for government, especially the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Whitehall at the time of the Cold War and IRA ‘troubles,’ has provided a wealth of material for my stories. Most of it heavily disguised of course.

Inspiration

About Only One Woman

Robbie asks where I got the inspiration for Only One Woman which I’ve co-written with the best-selling, award-winning romance author, Christina Jones.

Christina and I go back a long way together. She was recruited as fan-club secretary to my then boyfriend and now husband’s band back in the late 1960s. We got to know each other through her newsletters on behalf of the band, which one of my sister’s subscribed to. She was a rock/pop journalist at the time, and she wrote short stories too. We shared a love of writing and reading, and we often talked about writing together one day. But our lives were such that we never got the chance until Only One Woman.

I was looking through old diaries, fan letters, tour schedules, and photos — general memorabilia — following a house move and down-sizing and I was making notes so that my husband could decide if he wanted to keep anything prior to me throwing stuff out. 

The notes started to give me the idea for a book based on the 1960s and at first I thought I’d write a crime story based around a rock band, but as I began to write it I realised it would make a fab love story too. For the life of me I could not fit a murder in and when I had almost completed it I realised it was more suited to a love story and a brilliant opportunity for Christina — by this time, a successful romance author — to join me in writing the story.

I put the idea to her, and she was thrilled. After-all, it is ‘our’ story in so many ways. She agreed to weave her characters, mainly that of Stella, into the book and we sent it to our publisher, Accent Press. The rest is history, as they say. So, Robbie, the inspiration for Only One Woman is our lives — Christina and I — and our experiences during the late 1960s when my boyfriend was in an up-and-coming band and she was their fan-club secretary, with lots of poetic license, many disguised situations and real-life characters.

Undercover: Crime Shorts

Undercover: Crime Shorts by [Jane Risdon]

Undercover: Crime Shorts had been on the cards for a long time. I have about 100 short stories, mostly crime/mystery/thriller, on my computer and my publisher basically sees me as a Women’s Fiction author following Only One Woman. I decided to ask Plaisted Publishing to put a collection of these stories into a book and publish it for me. And Undercover: Crime Shorts is the first of several planned collections I hope to share with readers over time.

My inspiration for these stories and most of my writing is drawn from my life. Working at the FCO was special, I had some amazing experiences during the Cold War years. Russian spies expelled from their London Embassy for spying on Britain whilst under the guise of being Diplomats meant the Russians expelled our diplomats too.

Our ambassador to Montevideo was kidnapped by Tupamaros guerrillas, and the negotiations to get him released took months. I loved it.

The Commander from Special Branch who had to periodically Positive Vet (PV) me, had been instrumental in the tracking and arrest of the Krogers — husband and wife Soviet Spies who were part of the infamous Portland Spy Ring in 1961. I learned a lot from his stories about them and others he’d been involve with during his long career. All this sparked a flame and lifelong interest in all thing’s espionage and consequently many of my stories have an espionage or organised crime element to them.

WIP – Ms. Birdsong Investigates

My latest series, Ms. Birdsong Investigates (out with publishers via my agent now) features a former MI5 Intelligence Officer who was forced to take ‘voluntary’ retirement or lose her pension when a joint operation with MI6 goes wrong. There is a taster at the end of Undercover: Crime Shorts called Undercover, which gives a flavour of what is to come when she is eventually published.

Coupled with my experiences in Hollywood at the heart of the music and movie business, I soon realised that where there is power and wealth, there is often crime. The Hollywood scene is notorious for corruption and crime. I’ve tapped into this often when writing and many stories also feature music-themed plots.

Cover designs

I hate to disappoint you Robbie, but the cover for Only One Woman was designed in-house at our publishers, then Accent Press (now part of the Hachette family) and known as Headline Accent. A young lady called Zoe designed it and I cannot recall her surname. The only input I had was to ask for the group van to be added to the cover. Publishers often decide covers with little or no input from the author. I do, however, feel the cover gives a taste of what is to come. People love it so they tell me.

My cover for Undercover: Crime Shorts is my choice. I found it after trawling through various pieces of art-work, and a young lady called Mara Reitsma put the book cover together with the text for me. I wanted something striking and which implied spying, undercover, not out in the open. The stories feature female protagonists, and each title has a direct relationship to the story content.

Genre

Yes, both books are different genres. Only One Woman is Women’s Fiction and Undercover: Crime Shorts is crime/mystery/thriller.

Marketing

I don’t really aim or target markets. I write and whatever comes out, comes out. I never know when I sit at the computer what is going to happen, I don’t plot. My stories tend to write themselves.

Even with a traditional publisher authors must spend most of their time marketing, I am no exception. I use social media a lot. I belong to Facebook Groups, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, BookBub, GoodReads, LinkedIn, and I have an Amazon Author Page as well as an Author Page on Facebook, and a group for Ms. Birdsong Investigates. Only One Woman has a Facebook Page and a WordPress blog, which I need to update, now I think of it. I run my own website/blog with posts about my writing, photos, and my ‘jollies,’ which are visits I make to places of interest. I host Guest Authors too.

I write for print and online magazines and have a regular series in The Writers’ and Readers’ magazine. I am a regular on internet radio – global networks – and have given interviews on video and for podcasts, so I am pretty active. Publishers like to see this when an author is under consideration. I try to make video trailers and come up with new ideas for promotion, but it is hard work and takes time away from writing. Unfortunately it must be done.

Anthologies

Yes, I’ve contributed to 18 anthologies since 2012, each has had a different spec and I find I can write almost in any genre, although I have not tried Sci-fi or Horror. Many anthologies have been in aid of charities, and I enjoy doing them. They can be challenging. I am not a romance author by nature, crime is my thing, but I have written romance, pirate stories, time-shift, and ghost stories and the odd humorous tale too. I prefer to write crime/mystery/thrillers but as I said, my stories write themselves, I just hit the keys.

Thank you, Jane, for visiting Robbie’s Inspiration and sharing about your books, writing process and marketing.

About Jane Risdon

Jane Risdon is the co-author of ‘Only One Woman,’ with Christina Jones (Headline Accent) and ‘Undercover: Crime Shorts,’ (Plaisted Publishing), as well as having many short stories published in numerous anthologies and writing for several online and print magazines such as Writing Magazine and The Writers’ and Readers’ Magazine.

Undercover: Crime Shorts was the February 2020 Free Book of the Month on the virtual library and festival site, MYVLF.com, and her live video interview features in their theatre. She is a regular guest on international internet radio shows such as theauthorsshow.com, chatandspinradio.com and The Brian Hammer Jackson Radio Show.

Before turning her hand to writing Jane worked in the International Music Business alongside her musician husband, working with musicians, singer/songwriters, and record producers.  They also facilitated the placement of music in movies and television series. 

Find Jane Risdon

Website

Amazon UK Author page

Amazon US Author page

Facebook

Goodreads

Bookbub

wnbnetworkwest

chatandspinradio

MYLVF

Ms Birdsong has a hidden group if anyone wants to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/msbirdsonginvestigates

Jane is represented by:

Linda Langton of Langton’s Literary Agency in New York City, New York USA. You can contact Jane via Linda at: www.langtonsinternational.com

Purchase Jane Risdon’s books

Amazon US

Amazon UK Undercover Crime Shorts

Amazon UK Only One Woman

141 thoughts on “Guest Post – Author Jane Risdon

  1. I have to imagine that Jane has some excellent stories from her days in the music business. I’m curious if she has ever written about those experiences.

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    1. Hi, Peter, thanks for popping in. Much appreciated. I have written about the early days in the UK music biz in Only One Woman (Christina Jones/Jane Risdon). The novel is set in 1968/69 and is a semi-autobiographical story of a band coming to the UK to record and tour. There is a romance element, but there is a lot about venues, music, fashion, recording, and so on as well as world events and social upheaval. The title is from a Bee Gees penned song of the same name, written for The Marbles and Grahm Bonnet, the singer, write our foreword which is worth a read in itself. Graham went on to front Rainbow, Alcatraz, Michael Schenker, and Richie Blackmore’s band, Guys read OOW and musicians love it. So it is not just for girls. I am writing the sequel which will include grittier material, from the 1970s/1980s and there may be a 3rd book that will include what happened in the USA (Hollywood, etc). I often include music and some experiences in my short stories and you can also read some of them in my regular music series in The Writers’ and Readers’ Magazine (Amazon) which I call, ‘In the Mix.’ Having spent a lot of time in SE Asia and the USA working in music I may need another lifetime to fit it all into books. Thanks so much for asking. Jane x

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    1. Thanks so much for reading my interview. Yes, you can imagine poor Jeffrey having a tale to tell, and he did write about it in his book, ‘Surviving the Long Night,’ Vanguard Press, ISBN: 0814907563. His was just one of many exciting events I was a party to or experienced during my time at the FCO. I love to include some of them (sort of) in my stories if I can disguise things well enough. I try to keep busy – we are a long time dead. Jane xx

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      1. Thanks for the information, Jane. I think many people would appreciate anecdotes from someone who’s experienced things that the rest of us wonder about.

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      2. LOL well sometimes I pinch myself and wonder, did I dream that or am I going nuts!! I am glad you enjoyed it and I love to natter so beware of getting me going. Pleasure. xx

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    1. Cathy, thanks so much for reading my interview, I am so happy you enjoyed it. One never knows when writing in response to Q&A if it is going to bore the pants off of a reader or light a little fire of interest in one’s writing. I do hope the latter is the norm. Thanks so much, Jane xx

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      1. You are kind, thanks so much. I appreciate it. I try. Sometimes it is hard to know where to start when asked to do a Q&A but I am glad you found it interesting. Thanks so much xx

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    1. I am so pleased you found the content interesting. It is hard to keep reinventing the wheel! I had a lot of fun putting my answers together. Many memories reawakened. Thanks for reading it. Jane xx

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    1. Darlene, thanks for being such a fab supporter. Great to see you here. Yes, your dreams can come true, and on the road with some of our bands, nightmares came true as well!! Another day, another set of stories perhaps…thanks so much for reading and commenting. Really appreciated. Jane xx

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    1. Sally, thanks so much for popping in and being such fab support. Great to see you. Hope you enjoyed this. Yep, lots of stories to keep me going, just need more time. Yes, getting an Agent was a surprise to me, having never sought one. But she is working hard on my behalf and I am so grateful someone else is knocking on doors for me. Have a fab week, thanks again. Jane xx

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    1. Hello, Barbara, thanks so much for taking the time to read my interview. I really appreciate it. An agent! Yes, I know. I never sought one and suddenly there she was. I never sought a publishing agreement and yet one happened along in 2014. I pinch myself often. Sometimes I wake in the night thinking I am on a tour bus and have to arrange PR for a band, and then it hits me – I’m the ‘artist’ for a change and someone is looking after me. Quite a strange feeling but lovely too. Have a fab week. Jane xx

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    1. Jill, thanks so much for reading my Q&A for Robbie. I am so pleased you found it interesting. We all have such tales to tell – every life has a story worth finding out about I think. Who would have imagined what I thought was going to be a mundane job in a stuffy bowler hat, brolly wielding establishment such as the FCO, would turn out to be a source of material! I never thought my boyfriend (now husband) and his life in the music business would have led to my working internationally in the music business…we never know what is going to happen to us next. Everyone has similar tales to tell I am sure. Thanks for the congrats. I appreciate you being here. Have a fab week. Jane xx

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    1. Hi, Toni, fab seeing you here. Thanks for dropping in and taking the time to read my interview, appreciate it. LOL exciting, yep, babysitting musicians has been the highlight of my life…as you might imagine there are some hairy tales I could tell. Back in the day at the MoD in Germany, and at the AERE Harwell, as well as during my time at the FCO in Whitehall, yes, exciting, but alas, there is the Official Secrets Act – one must never fall foul of that. I try to convey some of it all in my writing. Fingers crossed it will work with Ms. Birdsong. have a fab week, Jane xx

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      1. Oh wow, Robbie, I hope you enjoy Only One Woman – Chrissie and I write it without being in the same room, talking about it on the phone, and only exchanged a few emails about it. She fitted her character, Stella, right into the almost completed story in such a brilliant and seamless way, many have no idea which of us wrote what. I cannot wait to see if you enjoy it, the writers are teenagers in the late 1960s so be prepared!

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  2. Great to see Jane featured here, and to learn even more about her background. Her brother Jon is a regular contributor to my own blog, and I have featured his writing in a guest post before.
    Shared on Twitter, good luck with the books, Jane! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Hi, Beetley Pete, thanks for dropping in and reading this. I have to say that Jon, is not my brother – if you mean Jon Risdon. He is my husband’s brother. I have two sisters and three brothers but none is an author. I am tickled. I am happy he contributes to your blog, he is an actor and author, and an interesting guy. Thanks so much for sharing on Twitter, much appreciated. Have a fab week, and I shall check out your blog too. Jane xx

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    1. Stevie, thanks for dropping in. Fab seeing you here. Ah, the tour bus, what delights. Yes, what goes on tour stays on tour, though some ‘groupies,’ have often made their fortunes writing about their experiences on tour and backstage, etc. Not the done thing. I imagine your son could tell a tale or two. Fun days but there comes a time when the spirit has had enough and the flesh just does not function any longer! We get old. Their antics grow old. 9 months each year imprisoned with so many on a bus, in a hotel or in aeroplanes does your head in eventually. LOL. Ask him! Have a fun week, Jane xx

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      1. Fatherhood changed his mind and he gave it all up to be a dad. The last straw I think was when they all ate dodgy burgers, all got diarrhoea, and weren’t allowed to use the bus toilet, lol.

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      2. One you won’t forget. The tour bus my son was on had to make very frequent stops by the side of the road on the way to one gig. By the time he returned home my son had lost a stone in weight, but he said the whole touring experience was one he wouldn’t have missed for the world. He had been in bands all his teenage years and eventually lived his dream on the road, albeit only for a month.

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    2. Stevie, poor lad, what an introduction. Perhaps he will use his talent elsewhere. It is a hard life on the road even in limos and planes and time is always biting at your heels, so I understand how the bus could not stop – no one ever wants to clean the loos either. Even with hotels you never have long enough to shower, sleep or eat sometimes, just change clothes. We have been in two or three hotels a day/night and never sure where we were, what time it was, and what the hotel was called. Had some interesting experiences. I Will not bore you. So glad to be out of it after 50 odd years. xx Good luck to him and his talent.

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      1. It was having to be a roadie as well as a guitarist, as the roadies only helped the main man. There he was at 3am loading gear into a trailer. I think he more or less slept for a week when he got home!

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      2. Oh cripes yes, back in the early days of hubby’s band we all humped gear. They had one roadie but we all helped. Tiny Transit van too. The huge tour buses and having tour managers came later. But guitarists are odd, no-one touches their instruments and so it can be difficult. yep sleeplessness is your constant companion, and hunger for the food you like, not fast food or tour food…yuck. Poor lad. I beet he never wants to go back. I hope he still plays.

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      1. Robbie, thanks so much for allowing me to take up space on your gorgeous blog. It has been fun and you have such lovely followers too. I am enjoying chatting to them, and boosting the post is the least I can do. I hope you get lots of new followers too. xx

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    1. John, how lovely to see you here. Thanks for dropping in. I think we have all got varied and interesting careers and lives, I sometimes think we are the last to realise it. Have a fab week xx Jane

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      1. We do not like being confident and believing in ourselves (British anyway), it feels uncomfortable and boastful. Yet, we have to get around it somehow and try to push ourselves. I am used to pushing other people and it is hard for me. Good luck x

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      1. LOL we all have stories, nobody is boring. I think I am. You know how it is, we are familiar with our own journey and so it seems mundane to us. No one is boring and all journies are interesting, but then I am nosey!

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    1. Hi, Jacqui, thanks for dropping over. I thought I was an oddity not zoning in on an audience, but seriously, I don’t have a clue who any audience for my work, might be. I write what I’d like to read and if anyone else picks my writing to read I am thrilled. I always love to get feedback too, it makes my day…music to my ears. But, these days I let other people worry about the music being in tune or marketable! Have a fab week. Jane xx

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      1. It is, Jacqui, although with my own writing, I don’t really know how to write to please others. I know that much of my work writing will only appeal to a select audience because of its nature, but I write because I am called to it and because these topics burn inside me.

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  3. Hi Robbie! I’m glad I found your interview with Jane Risdon on your blog. What a fascinating life she’s lived. I was a teen during the 60s so Jane’s book about the music scene and touring with bands, sounds like my kind of story! My fantasy back then was to run away and travel with a band (especially on the tour bus) as a back-up singer. But that dream never came true. I’ll be sure to follow Jane and add her book to my TBR pile, plus her short story book. I will share to my social media and reblog on my own blog. That will be something new for me. How do I “reblog”? ** Thanks! Kay Castaneda

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    1. Hi Kay, I am delighted I could introduce you to Jane and her lovely books. I have Only One Woman on my TBR and have read and enjoyed Undercover: Crime Shorts. You can reblog a post by clicking on the reblog button which is next to the like button if you are a wordpress user. If you are not on wordpress. You will need to copy and post the beginning of the article into a new post on your blog and then say continue reading here and insert the link. That is what I do to share posts that are on a different platform. Thanks, Kay.

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    2. Oh wow! Kay. Dreams of touring with a band back in the 1960s. So different today with huge tour buses and an entourage. Back then it was quite basic, humping your own gear, possibly with one roadie but usually, everyone mucking in. Sleeping in the cramped van in amidst the gear, freezing in winter, supporting in summer. B&B when it could be afforded, mostly not. Van breaking down in remote places before motorways and motorway stops – in England, there was the infamous Blue Boar on the new M1, but nothing like motorway stops today. Ferry crossings to Europe and driving hundreds of miles without the languages required. No visas even though not part of the EU ad no Carnies then. Life was simple but hard. Scotland on Monday, Cornwall Tuesday, Brussels Wednesday, Wales on Friday – deep joy. No money, to begin with, grotty places to live, and never enough food. TV and Radio – glamourous appearances not showing the true story. Recording on 4 and 8 track tapes, not much technology. Even the Beatles roughed it. Everyone did. Learning their craft the hard way. Unlike today, when out on the road graft is a thing of the past. Backup singers, a pool of a few, and often they came from other bands (Tony Burrows/Grapefruit/harmony Grass etc), some girls were used too. Fun times. I hope you enjoy Only One Woman and get a flavour of life on the road in the late 1960s. It all changed in the 1970s of course and my sequel will cover the days of bigger tour buses, planes and proper hotels, food, and even earnings! and later in the 1990s/2000s it changed again, another sequel I fear. Thanks so much for reblogging, I shall pop over. Have a fab week. Jane xx

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    1. Bette, hello, and great to see you here. Thanks for reading my piece for Robbie, and for sharing it. I am chuffed you enjoyed it. Coming up with something to interest readers is a challenge, I am sure you agree. It makes me so happy to know I have managed to pull it off. Have a fab week xx Jane.

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  4. Well, Robbie, thank you for this excellent guest post. And, of course, to you Jane. Our paths seem to cross in many ways and I’m not only referencing ‘Undercover’ 🙂

    Congrats on your successes and I really must add your books to my TBR list. Are any on Audible? I’m turning into an audiobook fan in my old age.

    Best, Stephen x

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    1. Stephen, lovely to find you here. Thanks for dropping in. I am happy you enjoyed my interview – great questions! Sadly, no I don’t have anything on Audible. My publisher for some of my writing signed audio agreements for my books such as Only One Woman around the world before selling to Hachette (Headline Accent) who tore them up! I am not sure if we will get another audio deal done for OOW. It got very complicated once the sale had gone through and Headline too over from Accent Press. Undercover: Crime Shorts is not on Audible either. Perhaps I should consider it. If/when Ms. Birdsong Investigates (the series) finds a home I hope the publisher will consider it. I am sure my agent will push for it. Meantime if you read anything I have written, let me know what you think. I always appreciate feedback whatever it is. Have a fab week. Jane xxxx

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  5. Jane, I will certainly read and review your books. As I said, they are on my TBR pile.
    Sorry to hear about the wrangles between publishers. Like yourself, I now have an agent with my undercover cop memoir to be published in January 2022 by Ebury (Penguin Random House UK). I am now learning about all the intricacies of publishing outwith my previous self-pubbed ventures. There is a a lot to learn!
    All the best xxxx

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    1. Stephen, many congrats on publishing with Ebury. How wonderful. I wish you much success. I am still with a traditional publisher and I hope they take Ms. B. It is a minefield and it reminds me of the music business so much. Very similar. Indie labels, the majors etc. Same with publishers. I would love to read your undercover cop memoir, wishing you much success. I love anything like that. Remember the movie, Serpico? What a story! Mind you, in the UK of late the antics of undercover cops, have not been very glorious! Keep me in the loop. Are we in touch via social media? Let me know. Jane xx

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      1. Thanks, Jane. I love the Serpico movie and reference it in my book. We are FB friends – I am Steve Bentley on my private FB 🙂

        I agree the antics of some modern-day undercover cops is utterly disgraceful.

        Take care xx

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    1. Kerfe, how lovely of you to pop in and read my piece for Robbie. I am so pleased you enjoyed it. I shall pop my clogs before the stories dry up I am sure. Appreciated. Have a fab weekend. Jane xx

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  6. Robbie, English factory workers in the North of England up until the 1920s wore wooden shoes to protect their feet. If you popped your clogs it was an expression for death – you died. To pop someone off can also mean the same. I am a Southerner but we use the same expressions sometimes.

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  7. I’ve read plenty of reviews of Jane’s novels, but it was good to be able to catch up and read a bit more about her and her process of creation. Thanks, Robbie, and good luck to Jane!

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    1. Olga, thanks so much for taking the time to pop in to read my piece for Robbie’s fab blog. I really appreciate your interest, and I am chuffed you have read my reviews. Wow! I am made up as they say. Thank you kindly. Have a fab weekend. Jane xxxx

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  8. Jane is quite accomplished. I too had to work and manage the past life before I could dedicate time for real writing and call myself a writer. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Hello Antoinette, thanks for reading and commenting. Yes, I agree it is hard work before you can consider yourself a writer. We are the last to acknowledge it I think. Have a great day and week, Jane xx

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  9. Such a wonderfully informative interview Robbie. With interesting jobs like the one’s Jane had , I’m sure her books make for great reading. It’s amazing how she manages to do all of the things she does.

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  10. Thanks for visiting Smitha V. It is easy to spend so much time writing – I don’t have to bother about friends and family interrupting because they are all 6,000 miles away, so my time is my own. Have a fab week, Jane xx

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