About Jane


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

The author of five novels (Raising the Roof; Perfect Alibis; One Glass is Never EnoughPrime Time (shortlisted for the RNA’s Romantic Comedy of the Year award); and most recent Mum in the Middle (pictured below), two non-fiction writing guides (Wannabe a Writer; and Wannabe a Writer We’ve Heard Of) and a humorous diet book, 100 Ways to Fight the Flab and Still Have Wine and Chocolate.

As a journalist she has written for the Guardian, The Bookseller, Booktime, Sunday Express, Daily Express, The Sun, The Times, Sunday Times and numerous women’s magazines.

She has regular columns in Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special, her local paper the Isle of Thanet Gazette and Writing Magazine, where she is the agony aunt, and you can find many of her Plain Jane posts on this site’s blog.

A member of Equity, Jane also broadcasts on radio, works the after-dinner circuit, talks to writers groups and conferences, and has worked as a celebrity speaker for P&O. She has hosted the Romance Novelists’ Association’s RoNas – the annual awards for the best in Romantic Fiction – for the last six years, presented many events at the Guildford, Belfast and Whitstable book festivals and been a regular at ChipLitFest at Chipping Norton since its inception.

Fern and JaneAs an interviewer/chair, she has presented panels and been “in conversation with” dozens of authors and personalities including Jonathan AitkenRachel AllenDavid BaddielLynn BarberTim BentinckFern Britton (pictured left), Kay Burley, Darcey Bussell, Tania Carver, Mavis CheekJulian ClaryAnn Cleeves, Jenny ColganCharles Collingwood (actor)John Crace (writer)Nadine DorriesTim DowlingStella DuffyJenny EclairKatie FfordeJudy FinniganSteve Furst, Mel GiedroycJoanne HarrisAngela HartnettVeronica HenryVictoria Hislop, Gill Hornby, Peter James, Lisa Jewell, Cathy KellyIndia KnightIrma KurtzHelen LedererPrue LeithKathy LetteRichard MadeleyLucy ManganJill MansellSanta MontefioreBel MooneyKate MosseJojo MoyesDavid NichollsDavid NobbsAmanda Ross, Barbara Taylor BradfordPenny VincenziFiona WalkerFay Weldon, and Kate Williams.

TV Credits include: Ready, Steady, Cook; Loose Lips; Kilroy; Just for Starters; The Russell Grant Show; The Heaven and Earth Show; The Politics Show; The Property Channel; Legal TV; The Wright Stuff; and Inside Out.

Most recently she was a guest for Peter James on his Authors Studio: