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Jon Rance

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Jon Rance is the author of seven novels: the Kindle top ten bestseller, This Thirtysomething Life, Happy Endings (both published by Hodder and Stoughton), This Family Life, Sunday Dinners, Dan And Nat Got Married, About Us, and The Summer Holidays Survival Guide. He's also the author of the Christmas novella, A Notting Hill Christmas.

Jon studied English Literature at Middlesex University, London, before going travelling and meeting his American wife in Australia. Jon loves comedy (especially sitcoms), the films of Richard Curtis, travelling and tea. He just turned forty, which is a terrifying time, so his books might get a bit edgier and possibly angrier as a result.

Jon writes dramatic, romantic, comedy fiction similar to the work of Mike G
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It's been four years since I released my first novel, 'This Thirtysomething Life'. I can't believe it's gone so fast and now I'm on the verge of completing my fifth novel! I can't believe that either. When I finished writing 'This Thirtysomething Life', I didn't even know if I'd write another novel. I didn't expect much to happen and I definitely didn't expect it to become a top ten Kindle bestsel Read more of this blog post »
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“Why are weather people never right? It’s probably the only profession in the world where you can be wrong most of time and still keep your job.”
Jon Rance, This Thirtysomething Life

“Children change us, or maybe it’s our love for them that changes us. They melt us, and all the things that seemed a bit naff and annoying before, we see with new eyes; the eyes of a parent.”
Jon Rance, This Family Life

“Grandad always went on about the good old days. I loved that about him. The funny thing is though, we don’t really know when we’re in the good old days. It seems impossible to know at an exact moment that it’s something special. You can be happy, you can know that a particular time is important, but you never know if it’s the good old days until it’s gone.”
Jon Rance, This Family Life

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“Children change us, or maybe it’s our love for them that changes us. They melt us, and all the things that seemed a bit naff and annoying before, we see with new eyes; the eyes of a parent.”
Jon Rance, This Family Life

“Grandad always went on about the good old days. I loved that about him. The funny thing is though, we don’t really know when we’re in the good old days. It seems impossible to know at an exact moment that it’s something special. You can be happy, you can know that a particular time is important, but you never know if it’s the good old days until it’s gone.”
Jon Rance, This Family Life

“Could it really have been eight months or longer since we had proper sex? At what point are we just really good friends who happen to live under the same roof and share child-rearing duties?”
jon rance, This Family Life

“Nothing ruins a play like a giant penis squashing the disabled audience.”
Jon Rance, This Family Life

“All the reasons why you’re saying no are the same reasons why I have to leave. I know you love me – I love you too – but it isn’t about that. I can’t keep going along pretending everything’s fine when it isn’t. I don’t want to wake up at forty and blame you for me not doing this. I want to be happy and this is going to make me happy.”
Jon Rance, Happy Endings




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