19 5* reviews including:
5* C. Plunkett: Fast-paced, page-turner of murder, mystery short stories. Reviewed in the United Kingdom Fast-paced, well written, page-turner that had me so engrossed my train journey flew by. The author clearly has done a lot of research, these short stories all felt very authentic and each had me gripped and on the edge of my seat wondering how they would play out. It’s been a long time since I read anything quite so intriguing and twisty. It certainly got my heart beating faster and I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great murder, mystery.
19 5* reviews including:
Vesta Curries, Fray Bentos Pies, Watneys Party Seven, Top of the Pops, Ready, Steady Go! Two Red Shoes, Elgin, Ballerina Ballroom, Nairn, Watford New Penny, Samanthas New Bond St, Radio One, Radio Caroline, Carnaby Street, and an epic love triangle…
If you can remember the Sixties you weren't there, is what they say. Christina Jones and I remember only too well, and we were there. read about the adventures of renza, Stella and Scott, in Only One Woman. Get the Sixties Vibe.
Kit Domino – a fab author and blogger, invited me to post a guest article on her, ‘Kit Domino’s World – Kit’s Library,’ and here it is. I – we both – hope you enjoy it. Let her know, she’d appreciate the feed-back and so would I. I’ve written about my experiences recording various Podcasts and internet video and radio […]
China's life hangs in the balance when she stumbles across something so terrible she wonders if she is living inside one of her own novels.
Shrinking Violet, to be published with Solstice Publishing, is her first venture into YA Paranormal. Visit Trish Morgan on amazon to find her books.
Scott loves Renza but he also loves Stella. The lead guitarist must choose, for their can be Only One Woman...
Undercover: Crime Shorts is airing on theauthorsshow.com again. All day today it is on a loop and you can pop in and listen to me nattering about writing the short stories which are included in my first collection of short stories.
Winkworth Arboretum and West Green House and Gardens are National Trust properties and if you are not a member you can pay an entrance fee. The Savill Garden is part of the Crown Estate and has an entrance fee for non members, payable at the entrance. I really hope you enjoy my wanders and will come back again. I featured […]
trip back to 1968 with Only One Woman, more music, fashion and love than you can handle. Plus more...listen to Jane read from Renza's diary detailing her first visit to Carnaby Street in June 1968.
Fast-paced, well written, page turner that had me so engrossed my train journey flew by. The author clearly has done a lot of research, these short stories all felt very authentic and each had me gripped and on the edge of my seat wondering how they would play out. It’s been a long time since I read anything quite so intriguing and twisty. It certainly got my heart beating faster and I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great murder, mystery. Reader, C. Plunkett
A Hit Woman, a Serial Killer, Six people who want to inherit: Undercover: Crime Shorts is back on The Authors Show today…
Chatting on The Authors Show about Undercover: Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon. Listen to Jane read a chapter from Apartment 206c aznd discover the inspiration behind her storie
Gilli Allan: a Chest full of Secrets, Archaeology, Illustrations, and her brand new cover is revealed here…
Buried Treasure by Gilli Allan...
Jane thinks he sees her as shallow and ill-educated. Theo thinks she sees him as a snob, stuffy and out of touch.
Within the ancient precincts of the university the first encounter between the conference planner and the academic is accidental and unpromising. Just as well there’s no reason for them ever to meet again. But behind the armour they’ve each constructed from old scars, they’ve more in common than divides them. Both have an archaeological puzzle they are driven to solve. As their stories intertwine, their quest to uncover the past unearths more than expected.
Undercover: Crime Shorts - A brilliant book of crime stories that hold the reader. Each story stands alone and after reading the first one you cannot resist reading them all. Jane Risdon is a fantastic author. H. M. Forde
I have ventured out a few times during lock-down and I’ve taken advantage of the peace and quiet – lack of people around – to take photos. I hope you enjoy my efforts. I’ve taken the photos with my Samsung phone. I love swans and over the years have taken so many photos of them in various locations. This is […]
Please welcome my latest guest, Historical Fiction author, Tim Walker, who is going to tell us about himself, his writing, and his latest book: Arthur, Rex Brittonum His creative writing journey began in earnest in 2013, as a therapeutic activity whilst undergoing and recovering from cancer treatment. He began writing an historical fiction series, A Light in the Dark Ages, […]
I am still in lock-down, and I have only been out to offer 90th birthday greetings to my mother last week from her front doorstep. Her house was festooned with bouquets of flowers, birthday cards, and gifts. Apparently, she’d had so many phone calls she had not had a chance to sit down to eat or have a coffee since […]
Please welcome fellow Headline Accent author Colette McCormick author of An Uncomplicated Man and three other wonderful books, as my delightful guest. Let’s find out about Colette and her life: Colette was born and bred in Sheffield but now calls Co Durham home after living there for almost four decades. As well as writing books, Colette has worked as a […]
I took these photos over a period of time on different occasions. I came across them when looking for a particular photo. I have many albums of photos (compiled in the days of film and developing) going back to my early teens, and sadly I have found that many have faded, especially Polaroid photos, which is sad. Fading memories. I […]
I am delighted to host the fab crime author, DAVE SIVERS, today on the third of his appearances on his blog tour in support of his latest novel, In Ink which is published on 15th May 2010. Those writers among us know how difficult it is to organise a tour under normal circumstances, but now we are all in lockdown […]
Today I am chatting to Mrs. Average Evaluates about what inspires my writing and where I get my ideas – not that I am a murderer or a spy you understand but I do fish around inside my head for memories, experiences, and things I’ve witnessed when thinking about something to write We all lead lives that others sometimes call […]
A few of the photos I've taken on some of my jollies
My interview about Only One Woman is being podcast again today on a 24-hour loop. Go to the link and click and then find Only One Woman (channel 6) to listen to my interview. I’m chatting to Linda Thompson about writing with Christina Jones, how the late 1960s UK music scene – and our experiences – inspired us, and I’m […]
I'm chatting to Linda Thompson and we discuss my background, writing and life experiences which I use in my stories. I also read a chapter from one of my stories, Apartment 206C, and we pick the story up where Agent Serra is trying to escape the Russian Mafia thug, Jan, with China who has witnessed a double murder...Undercover: Crime Shorts
MYVLF.com: She has worked in the company of spies and rock musicians, and she's studied forensics, witness investigations and facial reconstruction. @JaneRisdon2 is our FREE Book Group read with her Undercover Crime Shorts and you can watch an interview with her NOW in the MyVLF.com Theatre. It's FREE to join
was invited to write a fantasy piece for the fab Katrina Hart's Birthday Blog - Katrina and I share the same birthday - and I decided to write Renza's dream eighteenth birthday for her blog.
With more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction - gripping edge-of-your-seat crime stories
My books are firmly on the darker edges of crime fiction, but I know, from personal experience (having lived with a psychopath for a number of years) and being aware of what is reported in the news, that the acts my antagonists carry out are all happening in real life.
When Stars Will Shine is a multi-genre collection of Christmas-themed short stories compiled to raise money for our armed forces and every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity.
I haven’t been around much due to a family bereavement but I wanted to stop by to wish you all everything you wish for yourself and your family in 2020 and to thank you for your friendship and support. I’ll catch up very soon. Take care and keep those you love close. Happy New Year each and every one of […]
When Stars Will Shine is a multi-genre collection of Christmas-themed short stories compiled to raise money for our armed forces and every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity. Pre-order now from Amazon
If you have encountered any of my work before, then you can’t have failed to notice I have something of a passion for the outlaw Robin Hood. This obsession, which struck at the age of 14, came from a deep and all consuming love for the television series, Robin of Sherwood. Thirty three years later, and my fascination with this legendary hero remains, as does my interest in the real fourteenth century family that guided my historical research when I was a PhD student back in the 1990’s. The Folvilles of Ashby Folville in Leicestershire - who have since gone on to provide the focus for my medieval crime series, The Folville Chronicles.
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing collection
A fantastic collection of short stories by Jane Risdon who is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Each story twist and turns and just when you think you have figured it out it twists again. The stories are so well written the only problem I have is that once started I cannot put the book down! Looking forward to the Ms Birdsong book, the taster at the end of the book had me hooked. Jane is such a versatile author whether it's Crime, Murder Mystery, or a Love Story ( Only One Woman) the reader is captivated from page 1.
Thank you so much, Jane, for your warm welcome. I am delighted to be on your blog today to talk about my first ever Christmas romance, BLUEBELL’S CHRISTMAS MAGIC, which is my third romantic novel to be released by Choc Lit UK.
Anna Legat's latest novel due 2020: ndman is the latest instalment in the series. In this book DI Marsh has to take on a seasoned Afghani veteran of two wars, the war against the Soviets in the eighties and the latest War on Terror. Things turn personal for Gillian when Sandman’s action affect those closest to her, Tara her daughter and her future son-in-law.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared some photos so here goes. I hope you enjoy them. I’ve been out and about enjoying the countryside and fresh air. A much needed break from my writing. All of these gardens and great houses have fabulous walks, woods, lakes, and forestry as well as formal gardens for public enjoyment. They all have the most fantastic histories too. Check their websites for opening details, entry fees, and car park charges (where applicable). Members of The National Trust and of The Savill Gardens who pay an annual fee can enter free. I have included websites where possible in case you are keen to know more or to arrange a visit yourself. I’ve taken these photos on my phone camera. I hope you have enjoyed my photos and the details with them which I’ve added so that anyone interested can find more information if they wish. Do let me know if I have inspired you to visit any of these amazing places. Next time I’ll share some more. Thanks for being here. Jane x All photos (c) Jane Risdon 2019 and All Rights Reserved.
Lorraine Mace invited me to be her very first guest author on her new Friday Fiction Feature. I’m very honoured to have been asked. https://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com/2019/09/friday-fiction-feature-only-one-woman.html Friday, 27 September 2019 Friday Fiction Feature: Only One Woman For my very first Friday Fiction Feature, I am delighted to have Jane Risdon talking about her book, co-authored with Christina Jones, Only One Woman.‘A fun […]
Getting my hands on a paperback copy of my writing, seeing it in a store or online; from my head to the pages of a book never ceases to thrill me
I’m back on theauthorsshow.com today having a good natter and a giggle about writing and Only One Woman, so do drop in. Let me know if you do. https://wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow6.html Chatting about Only One Woman, writing it with the lovely Christina Jones and how we managed to do it given we were never in the same room together, let alone the same county! I’m reading an extract from Renza’s diary where she excitedly visits Carnaby Street for the first time, with her cousin and gets to enjoy the sights, sounds and fab fashions of the late 1960s. Join Renza as she pops into POP and Lady Jane. Listen as she captures the vibe of the record stores and the music blaring from them. It’s all there in this reading and you can read lots more in Only One Woman (Headline/Accent Press) Available from Waterstones, WH Smith and most digital platforms. 56 5* reviews Amazon alone.ISBN: 97803597839ASIN: BO7RFRVL4Phttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-One-Woman-Christ…/…/1783757310 ISBN: 97803597839ASIN: BO7RFRVL4P books2read.com/u/mlegkP
Undercover: Crime Shorts is a collection of 7 short stories under one cover for the first time. Stories with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction, edge of your seat tension and drama builds with each story.
reat read with real characters that took me back to the fabulous 1960s, They say if you remember the 60s you weren't there. Well, the writers of Only One Woman were certainly there and so was I. This lovely novel with it's well-drawn and very real characters, references to the bands and records of the time, which I bought and played, transported me back to a wonderful time in my life; my teens. The story kept me turning the pages. Although my feelings changed towards certain characters as I neared the end of the story, it made it even more interesting and exciting, I loved the ending. I loved the book.
Those of you who pop in often will know I love to walk and take photos. Sometimes I go off for a 'jolly,' and write about what I have seen and experienced, such as the gorgeous country homes, villages, churches and cathedrals, we have in this green and pleasant land we call England. Other times I just like to show the photos.
I spent a fun 15 minutes chatting about Only One Woman and writing with the talented Christina Jones, plus we nattered about being teens in the 1960s and what a fab experience that was for teens living through those heady times
My interview with theauthorsshow.com is live for 24 hours EST 13th August – pop over and have a giggle with me.
My interview with theauthorsshow.com is live – it went up 12.01am EST 13th August and will play for 24 hours from midnight to midnight EST and can be found in archives on the show after. Just look for my name and the book cover. https://wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow6.htm Do drop in, I had such a giggle with the presenter, Linda Thompson, as we discussed the 1960s, Only One Woman, writing with the talented Christina Jones and more. We chatted about music in the 1960s and how Graham Bonnet and his hit single in 1968 – Only One Woman – came to be the title of our novel. Graham wrote the foreword for Only One Woman and tells how he met The Bee Gees and how they came to write for him and his cousin, the late Trevor Gordon (The Marbles). It is a fab read and of course, Only One Woman launched his singing career (Rainbow, Alcatraz, Michael Schenker, Blackmore and other bands). Only One Woman – an epic love story from the 20th century with lots of music, fashion, and the social change references not to mention the Moon Landings and the odd assassination and The Cold War! You’ll have ear-worms when favourite songs are mentioned and the fashions of the day will transport back with a heavy dose of nostalgia as you recall Jools Driscoll, Samantha Juste, Cathy McGowan and Twiggy, David Bailey, and all the bands of the time such […]
I’m so excited to be interviewed on the prestigious Author Show – the International Internet Radio show specifically for authors. My interview will be broadcast on 13th August 2019 at 12.01am EST for 24 hours and can be accessed on the day after that time. Other timezones need to calculate the difference to access. Please go to www.theauthorsshow.com on 13th August 2019 and click on my underlined book title link to my interview. My interview will play on my scheduled day from Midnight to Midnight Eastern Time for a period of 24 hours initially and will be accessible for 6 months after that. It was fun chatting about Only One Woman. I was prepared to chat about Undercover: Crime Shorts but when the presenter said she’d read Only One Woman (co-written with Christina Jones) and loved it, well, one thing led to another and we ended up chatting about the 1960s and – well, anyway – find out by tuning in and do let me know. https://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JaneRisdon2/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Risdon/e/B00I3GJ2Y8
I’m so excited to be interviewed on the prestigious Author Show – the International Internet Radio show specifically for authors. My interview will be broadcast on 13th August 2019 at 12.01am EST for 24 hours and can be accessed on the day after that time. Other timezones need to calculate the difference to access. Please go to www.theauthorsshow.com on 13th August 2019 and click on my underlined book title link to my interview. My interview will play on my scheduled day from Midnight to Midnight Eastern Time for a period of 24 hours initially. I’m chatting about my writing, how Only One Woman came to be written with the talented Christina Jones, and more. It is a fun interview and I loved it. There are so many authors listed in their archives which I’ve really enjoyed learning about via their interviews, do delve in. If you listen to my interview please let me have your thoughts and comments, I really would appreciate them. I do hope it will inspire you to purchase your own copy of Only One Woman and other books written by Christina Jones and myself. Our books are available internationally via Amazon and other digital platforms and in Waterstones branches. https://wnbnetworkwest.com Only One Woman: Some of our Reviews jfredlee 5 out of 5 stars Wonderful, accurate look back at a magical time. Christina Jones and Jane Risdon are two of the best, most recognized writers emerging now from the […]
Pop over to Trish Moran’s site today where she is interviewing me about all things writing. I loved chatting with her.
Pop over to Trish Moran's site today where she is interviewing me about all things writing. I loved chatting with her.
We all need help and advice and it is such a pleasure to pay it forward, to return the favour if and when I can, as others have done for me.
Anne Williams has kindly hosted me on her blog and here is the link to my post. I hope you and your lovely readers enjoy it. I’m chatting about Undercover: Crime Shorts and providing some blurb for each story in my collection. Thanks so much, Anne, I really appreciate your support for Only One Woman and Undercover: Crime Shorts. I hope you will drop in and read all about my crime collection and also visit the posts from so many of her other guest authors. https://books2read.com/author/jane-risdon/subscribe/1/128075/
Undercover: Crime Shorts took me ages to collate. I found it so hard to pick the stories to go into it. I didn't want a huge book either, but something people can pick up and put down during a journey, lunch-breaks or just before going to sleep.
I am really thrilled to welcome fellow Accent Press author Gilli Allan to my blog. She has a new book published 17th June 2019 BURIED TREASURE and I am so happy to be able to introduce you to Gilli and her writing. We share a love of archaeology for starters. Gilli Allan began to write in childhood – a hobby […]
Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – #Reviews -#Contemporary Ritu Bhathal, #Crime Jane Risdon, #Poetry Leon Stevens
Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore update with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first author today is Ritu Bhathal for her romance Marriage Unarranged. About the book It all started ended with that box… Aashi’s life was all set. Or so she thought. Like in the Bollywood…