Jane Risdon

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Crime writer who dabbles in other genres if the story dictates. Included in several anthologies.

Publisher is Headline Accent. Only One Woman co-written with Christina Jones: published May 2018 Paperback and eBook. This is a story about two girls in the late 1960s in love with the same musician and how world events, the music and fashions of the time influence their lives. Not just a love triangle, it is a powerful story of life and times in an ever changing world. You will laugh and cry so get the tissues out.

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Publication of Undercover: Crime Shorts - my first collection of short stories with crime as the theme. Paperback and eBook.
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Jane Risdon I cannot say I get writer's block. I do find it hard to write to order and sometimes I do gaze at the blank screen for a while, but all of a sudden, l…moreI cannot say I get writer's block. I do find it hard to write to order and sometimes I do gaze at the blank screen for a while, but all of a sudden, like writing songs, something pops into my head (usually a title) and then off I go. My stories seem to write themselves. I go for lots of long walks, take loads of photos of wildlife, countryside and old villages and buildings and these are like visual notes and can inspire me...so if you get blocked, go for a walk, talk to people or read a good book. I am sure something will start to unblock you soon.(less)
Jane Risdon I don't have to rush around like a headless chicken seeing to everyone else and their needs. I can do my own thing in my own time and I don't have to …moreI don't have to rush around like a headless chicken seeing to everyone else and their needs. I can do my own thing in my own time and I don't have to leave the house. I no longer babysit fully grown, spoiled adults, who are too selfish and egotistical to think of the needs of someone else; me or others working hard for them. I can sit in my PJ's if I want, drink tea and eat liquorice and have the TV or radio on...I can even belt out a few rock songs as I write. I am boss. I am free. I can be me.(less)
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message 6: by Jane

Jane Hi Majenta, thanks for your messages. Apologies for not spotting them sooner. I have been racing towards a deadline and all else has more or less gone out of the window. Only One Woman is published 23rd Nov 2017 and I have been in edit hell. Thanks for getting in touch. Great to connect. Have a fab week. Jane


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Jane Majenta wrote: "Hello, Jane! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else! Blessings.

Best wishes from Majenta"

Oh wow thanks so much, lovely of you to take the time and trouble to look at them and friend me. Thanks so much. Have a wonderful weekend.


Majenta Hello, Jane! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else! Blessings.

Best wishes from Majenta


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Jane Helen wrote: "Hi, Jane,
Thanks for being my friend. Always have no idea how to send a proper message on Goodreads! Anyway, nice to meet you.
All the best.
Helen (McCabe)"


Neither do I Helen, so apologies for long delay responding. Hoping all is well with you. xx


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Jane Helen wrote: "Hi, Jane,
Thanks for being my friend. Always have no idea how to send a proper message on Goodreads! Anyway, nice to meet you.
All the best.
Helen (McCabe)"


Helen I have no idea what I am doing half the time and if I replied or not before. I think this is where I am supposed to. Thanks so much for being my friend...it is really lovely to exchange messages here and live in anticipation it arrives. Fingers crossed :)


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Helen Mccabe Hi, Jane,
Thanks for being my friend. Always have no idea how to send a proper message on Goodreads! Anyway, nice to meet you.
All the best.
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