Janet is an Australian, who was born and raised in Dorset, UK. Happily married since her late teens, she and her husband migrated to Australia with the first two of her family of five, after her husband finished his term in the Royal Navy.
She became interested in writing when the kids grew up, because she thought she might be able to write a story as readable as some of the authors she was reading. As Janet's mother told her - and more than once - she always insisted on learning things the hard way!
Janet is interested in all types of writing, especially fantasy, but usually writes saga and mainstream historical romance. Creating characters, giving them emotional depth and bringing them to life is a constant challenge, and it fascinates her.
In 1999 she won an award for an unpublished manuscript in a national competition. After publication DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS won the Australian Romantic book of the year award for mainstream romance. Janet has also picked up several awards for short story writing. Many of her short stories have been published in popular women's magazines.
Although she never set out to write for children, Janet has penned an occasional children's story, and they have found homes in educational collections published by Oxford University Press, Harcourts, and Pearsons. Her novels have been published by Robert Hale, Simon & Schuster, and currently, Severn House.
She finds writing to be an absorbing and enjoyable pastime, but hard work at times.
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Books:Foxing the Geese, April 2016
Edge of Regret, July 2008
The Convict's Woman, May 2007