Jane Wenham-Jones is an author, journalist, presenter, interviewer, creative writing tutor, and speaker who lives in Broadstairs, Kent, a town that appears in three of her novels.
She has written six novels (Raising the Roof; Perfect Alibis; One Glass is Never Enough; Prime Time (shortlisted for the RNA’s Romantic Comedy of the Year award); and Mum in the Middle with The Big Five O being published this summer, as well as 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.
She is a regular contributor to Woman’s Weekly, and has a monthly advice page in Writing Magazine.
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 eight years, and presented many events at literary festivals in the UK and abroad.
As an interviewer/chair, she has presented panels and been “in conversation with” dozens of authors and personalities including Jonathan Aitken, Rachel Allen, David Baddiel, Lynn Barber, Tim Bentinck, Fern Britton (pictured left), Kay Burley, Darcey Bussell, Tania Carver, Mavis Cheek, Julian Clary, Ann Cleeves, Jenny Colgan, Charles Collingwood (actor), John Crace (writer), Nadine Dorries, Tim Dowling, Stella Duffy, Jenny Eclair, Katie Fforde, Judy Finnigan, Steve Furst, Mel Giedroyc, Joanne Harris, Angela Hartnett, Veronica Henry, Victoria Hislop, Gill Hornby, Peter James, Lisa Jewell, Cathy Kelly, India Knight, Irma Kurtz, Helen Lederer, Prue Leith, Kathy Lette, Richard Madeley, Lucy Mangan, Jill Mansell, Santa Montefiore, Bel Mooney, Kate Mosse, Jojo Moyes, David Nicholls, David Nobbs, Amanda Ross, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Penny Vincenzi, Fiona Walker, Fay 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: