jane1.jpgJane Wenham-Jones is an author, journalist, presenter, interviewer, creative writing tutor, writing competition judge, and speaker who lives in Broadstairs, Kent, a town that appears in two of her novels.

She is a columnist for the Isle of Thanet Gazette, Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special and Writing Magazine, and you can find many of her Plain Jane posts on this site’s blog.


wanna_be_cover blogJane began writing  in 1995 and has published novels, short stories, non-fiction articles and two Wannabe writing guides, in which, in “Wannabe a Writer”, she coined the phrase ‘Writer’s Bottom’.

If you’re an aspiring writer or you’ve been writing for a while, do check out Jane’s Wannabe A Writer guides, and / or if you just love fiction, take a look at her novels.


cover - 100 ways amazon 2015If you suffer from a writer’s bottom (don’t we all?), take a look at https://janewenhamjones.wordpress.com/books/100-ways-to-fight-the-flab.

Jane also has a website (http://www.janewenham-jones.com) and Wannabe A Writer site with lots going on including a Sunday morning (UK times) chatroom.


More than a hundred of Jane’s short stories have been published in magazines across the world including Active LifeBellaBestCandisChatMoreMy WeeklyThe People’s FriendPulp FictionTake a BreakTake a Break Fiction FeastWomanWoman’s WeeklyWoman’s Realm, and Your Cat. A selection of these stories have been reprinted in Australia, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and The US.

cover - Help the Heroes amazonHer short stories have also appeared in fiction anthologies including Café Olé Too Hot To HandleDiamonds and PearlsLoves Me, Loves Me Not, and the Sexy Shorts Charity Series.

Non-fiction contributions include The Help for Heroes CookbookTweet TreatsWomen Leading, and The You Are What You Eat Cookbook.

As well as the magazines mentioned above, Jane has written, or contributed to, articles in The BooksellerThe Daily ExpressFamily CircleThe GuardianMy WeeklyThe New WriterPsychologiesScarlet MagazineSheThe SunSunday ExpressThe Sunday TimesThe TimesWomanWoman’s OwnWoman’s WeeklyWriting.ie and The Weekender.


Jane is a member of Equity has presented for both BBC Radio Kent and the BBC’s Politics Show. Other television appearances have included The Heaven and Earth ShowInside Out, Just for Starters, KilroyLegal TVLoose Lips, The Property Channel, Ready, Steady, Cook, The Russell Grant Show, The Salon, and The Wright Stuff.

Fern and JaneShe is a regular presenter / interviewer / panellist at various venues including the Guildford Book FestivalChipping Norton Literature FestivalBelfast Book Festival, and WhitLit (Whitstable Literary Festival) with celebrities including Rachel AllenDavid BaddielLynn BarberTim BentinckFern Britton (pictured right), Kay Burley, Tania Carver, Mavis CheekJulian ClaryAnn CleevesCharles Collingwood (actor)John Crace (writer)Tim DowlingJenny EclairKatie FfordeJudy FinniganSteve FurstJoanne HarrisVeronica HenryVictoria Hislop, Gill Hornby, Peter JamesIndia Knight, Irma Kurtz, Helen LedererKathy LetteRichard Madeley, Lucy Mangan, Jill MansellBel MooneyKate MosseDavid NobbsAmanda Ross, Penny Vincenzi, Fiona Walker, Jojo MoyesFay WeldonPrue Leith and David Nicholls (writer).

Jane has also been an interviewee: with Sue Cook for The Write Lines in conjunction with Talking Bookshelf and National Short Story Week.

_DSC7831As a professional speaker, Jane gives motivational lectures and after-dinner talks.

She has hosted the award ceremony for the Romantic Novelists’ Association‘s Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2011 to 2016,  hosting with: actor Tim Bentinck (2011), crime novelist Peter James (2012), Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan (2013), Darcey Bussell (2014), Barbara Taylor Bradford (2015) and Fern Britton (2016).

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Non-fiction book and Writing Guides
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You can buy any of the following book by clicking on the images. All orders are processed by Amazon, with the exception of Diamonds and Pearls (published by Accent Press).