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John Jackson

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John is a British author of historical romances based on his ancestors. His first novel, Heart of Stone, was published in 2017, and concerns his evil great-great-great-great-great Grandfather, Robert Rochfort, Earl of Belvedere, The Wicked Earl. It was short-listed for the 2018 Joan Hessayon prize.

He is currently working on his second novel, tentatively titled Strange Bedfellows, based on the life of Robert Rochforts daughter Jane Butler, Lady Lanesborough. Another ancestor with a deeply unconventional life, although not as wicked as her father.

John has spent a long time researching his family tree and found a lively lot of ruffians, rogues and chancers, all of whom are conveniently dead, so they can't sue, and who make great subjects to
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John Jackson I have done a lot of research into the family tree, and, when I found my 5 x Gt Grandparents, and their story - I knew immediately this was the story…moreI have done a lot of research into the family tree, and, when I found my 5 x Gt Grandparents, and their story - I knew immediately this was the story I wanted to write.
It IS a fascinating period because very little seems to have been written about it.
With respect to the story, I knew that the facts as history records them were not a viable story, but they made fantastic "hooks" to tie a story around. What I like to think I have written is the story of WHAT SHOULD have happened to the protagonists.(less)
John Jackson Writing "The End" when I finished the first draft. I knew it would need rewriting, but I had MADE A START!
Perhaps luckily for me, I don't find…more
Writing "The End" when I finished the first draft. I knew it would need rewriting, but I had MADE A START!
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John James wrote: "Hi John, you're following a rich literary tradition, becoming a writer after a lifetime at sea: Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad. :)"

Its a record I'm only too well aware of. Or, to put it another way - "I should be so lucky!" :)


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James Jordan Hi John, you're following a rich literary tradition, becoming a writer after a lifetime at sea: Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad. :)


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Hi, I hope you might consider reading and reviewing my new mystery thriller "Bless Me Father" at your convenience, thank you. All the best, Tom
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Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you so much for your friend invite, John. Lovely to connect with you on Goodreads, :)


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K.E. Saxon Thanks for the GR friendship, John!


Gianna Thomas Hi, John,

Thank you for making me your friend. I write Regency romance including Pride and Prejudice variations. Hope you have a great day.

Gianna Thomas


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sue Thank you, nice to meet you


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