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Mary Jayne Baker

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Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Brontë country... and she's still there. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love them.

Mary Jayne also writes uplifting, feelgood romances under the pen name Lisa Swift.
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Mary Jayne Baker I'm afraid the answer is that at this point in time, I'm not sure! My publisher will decide whether to release an audiobook version, and also a paperb…moreI'm afraid the answer is that at this point in time, I'm not sure! My publisher will decide whether to release an audiobook version, and also a paperback, based on a number of factors. I hope so! I'll let you know if I hear more. When You Were Mine was released as an audiobook at the end of February.(less)
Mary Jayne Baker The Lisa Swift books tend to have more emotional or grittier themes included than my MJB ones (although still with plenty of humour!) I’d say they str…moreThe Lisa Swift books tend to have more emotional or grittier themes included than my MJB ones (although still with plenty of humour!) I’d say they straddle genres between romcom and uplit, whereas my MJB titles are pure romcom. Plus they have different publishers! I usually come up with a premise, decide if it’s more Swift or Baker, then ask my agent to pitch it to the appropriate publisher. So I do know in advance of writing, and that dictates what I might decide to include in the story.(less)
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Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for your friend invite, Mary Jayne. I see that you are following my reviews and I hope you will discover some great recommendations. :)


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