Forthcoming events:


Previous events include:


  • Friday 9th November – Jane took part in a panel at the Sharjah International Book Festival.
  • Friday 19th October – Vinyl Revival with Graham Jones at Broadstairs Lit Fest. Click here for details.
  • Tuesday 9th October – Jane hosted an interview with Bryony Gordon at the Guildford Book Festival. Click here for details.
  • Monday 8th October – Jane hosted an event at the Guildford Book Festival. Click here for details.
  • Thursday 27th September – Jane launched her latest novel, Mum in the Middle, and shared the limelight with some of our most popular and successful local authors. There was book stall hosted by Waterstones Thanet; author spotlights; entertainment; live music. And Jane was joined by an exciting line-up of TBC Kent-based writers. This was a free event. Further details of forthcoming events:
  • Thursday 21st June – ‘Being David Archer’ with Tim Bentinck and Sunny Ormonde (Lillian Bellamy) was at Broadstairs Lit Fest. Click here for details.
  • Friday 11th May – Extra Time with James Brown was at Broadstairs Lit Fest. Click here for details
  • Friday 6th April – Keep It In The Family with Hunter and Caitlin Davies was at Broadstairs Lit Fest. Click here for details.
  • 10th March 2018: Jane interviewed Sir Tony Robinson in Broadstairs as part of the ongoing BroadstairsLit.
  • Monday 5th March – Jane compered the RoNAs: the RNA’s Romantic Novel of the Year Awards
  • Friday 16th February – The Perfect Match: Romance, Prosecco, Canapes and Chocolate with Katie Fforde and Jo Thomas. Jane was in conversation with Katie and Jo for BroadstairsLit. Click here for details.
  • Sunday 28th January – first storytelling session from BroadstairsLit was at the Yarrow Hotel. Click here for details.
  • Thursday 25th January – BroadstairsLit presented “Supper and Chaat” with Chetna Makan. Included three course meal and Q&A with Jane. Click here for details.
  • 18th-21st January 2018: Jane hosted the ‘Get Writing’ taster session at Chez Castillon, France. See for details.






  • Saturday 28th September to Friday 4th October 2013: Jane taught at Chez Castillon, France. ‘Wannabe a Published Writer?’
  • Starts Sunday 28th JulyWriters’ Holiday at Caerleon – Jane’s course Wannabe a Writer We’ve Heard Of? started Wednesday 31st July.
  • Saturday 22nd June: Talk at Winchester Writers Conference: ‘I’ve Written it – Now how do I sell it?’
  • Saturday 27th April to Friday 3rd May 2013: Jane tutored at Chez Castillon, France. ‘Is there a book in you?’  For anyone who longs to be published, whatever stage of the journey they are at.
  • Sunday 24th March: Jane was Radio Litopia’s guest on their ‘Litopia After Dark’ slot:  8pm UK / 3pm Eastern / noon Pacific. See for more details
  • Saturday 13 April: Author Talk at Minster-in-Thanet Library. Saturday 13 April at 10.30 am. Jane talked about her latest novel, Prime Time, and her approach to the writing process. Tickets were FREE but had to be reserved via the library on 08458 247200 or
  • Saturday 20th April 2013: Jane ‘explored crime’ with crime novelist Peter James at the Crown & Cushion Hotel, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, as part of The Chipping Norton Literary Festival. Time: 5.15pm-6.15pm. Cost £8. Click here to book.
  • Sunday 21st April 2013: Jane talked about ‘Hidden Treasures’ with television presenter Fern Britton at the Crown & Cushion Hotel, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, as part of The Chipping Norton Literary Festival. Time: 11.30am-12.30pm. Cost £8. Click here to book.
  • Tuesday 12th March 2013: ‘What a way to earn a living’ talk for The Hampshire Writers’ Society at University of Winchester. Time: 7.30pm. Details at Competition: Write a totally gripping introductory paragraph in 150 words: fiction or non-fiction. Bring to the meeting. Details of how to join the Society here.
  • Tuesday 26th February 2013: RNA RoNas Awards (Prime Time was shortlisted for  the Romantic Comedy category).


  • Thursday 8th November 2012: Jane chaired the Panel Discussion on ‘Should writers be their own publishers?’ at the Folkestone Book Festival.
  • Monday 12th November 2012: Jane was a guest on Sue Cook‘s radio programme The Write Lines, in conjunction with Talking Bookshelf. Click on the play button below to listen.
  • Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November 2012: Jane was Special Guest of Honour at the Festival of Romance, Bedford. “The Festival of Romance celebrates romantic fiction in all its forms and gives readers a chance to meet favourite and new authors as well as taking part in fun activities.”
  • Thursday 22nd November 2012: Jane talked about her book ‘Prime Time’, and Lesley Cookman about her new Kent-based crime novel ‘Murder by Magic’ at Waterstones Canterbury (St Mar). Facebook event page here.
  • Thursday 18th to Sunday 27th October 2012: Jane attended the Guilford Book Festival including hosting a talk by crime novelists Ann Cleeves and Peter James on Friday 19th.
  • Saturday 6th to Friday 12th October 2012: Jane tutored at Chez Castillon, France. ‘Is there a book in you?’  For anyone who longs to be published, whatever stage of the journey they are at.
  • 13th to 15th September 2012: Woman’s Weekly Live! Show at EventCity in Manchester.
  • 31st August to 2nd September 2012: Jane was the After Dinner Speaker at the NAWG Open Festival of Writing 2012.
  • Sunday 22nd to Friday 27th July 2012: Jane spoke at Writers’ Holiday at Caerleon College University of Wales.
  • Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2012: Jane spoke and hosted a panel at the RNA Conference, Penrith, Cumbria.
  • Saturday 7th July 2012: Jane signed copies of her latest novel ‘Prime Time’ at Waterstones, Thanet. From 11am.
  • 17th May 2012: Co-Presenter with crime-writer Peter James at the RNA Awards (which included the Harry Bowling Prize).
  • 21st April 2012: Jane hosted the Women’s Fiction Panel at Chipping Norton Literature Festival (pictured) with Jill Mansell (out of shot), Katie Fforde, Veronica Henry and Fiona Walker.
  • 24th March 2012:  Jane hosted “Down on the Farm” an “in conversation” with the actor and writer Timothy Bentinck at the Sarah Thorne Memorial Theatre in Broadstairs. Tim talked about his acting career and particularly his thirty years as David Archer in radio four’s long-funning farming soap, The Archers. Jane is a big fan of the above and loves appearing at  the Sarah Thorne Theatre where she has hosted various shows, acted in Murder Mystery evenings with The Perfectly Dreadful Murder Company and recently played Anne Shankland in Terrence Rattigan‘s Separate Tables, with the Hilderstone Players.
  • 29th September 2011: Guildford Book Festival – events with Steve Furst, Bel Mooney, Victoria Hislop, Penny Vincenzi, Katie Fforde, Kay Burley, Carmen Reid and Judy Astley.




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