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 […]
Roger A Price has been my Guest Author before but things have moved on since then and so I thought it would be interesting to catch up with him and his latest book Hidden Welcome to the first day of his blog tour with this fab book. I am dead chuffed he agreed to be on my blog first… Let’s […]
I’m absolutely delighted to share my excitement at the publication of my very first collection of short stories UNDERCOVER: CRIME SHORTS (Plaisted Publishing House) Paperback and eBook – most digital platforms globally. It will be out in paperback with Amazon soon and is already with Lulu.com as well as Barnes and Noble and many other platforms. Undercover: Crime Shorts went […]
I’m chuffed to bits to be hosting the ‘dynamic duo’ of crime writing, Bob and Carol Bridgestock, better known as R C Bridgestock to my blog as part of their tour in support of their latest fab publication POETIC JUSTICE If you loved Scott and Bailey and Happy Valley TV series then you will be fascinated to know the couple […]
It’s my 7th Blog Anniversary and I’d like to thank each and every one of you for visiting here and sharing my experiences over the last 7 years. Thanks especially to those who have been here from day one and thank you to all those who have joined me recently. It is great knowing you all, engaging with you, your […]
Undercover: Crime Shorts eBook edition available most digital platforms – Amazon to follow soon. books2read.com/u/4jD0wo is published (with the paperback to follow soon) I hope you will enjoy my first collection of short stories in one place at last. If you enjoy a gripping yarn with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction, Undercover: Crime Shorts will take you to […]
Happy Christmas to those who celebrate and Season’s Greetings to those who don’t. Happy New Year to you all as well. Thanks so much for all your wonderful support throughout this year, it has been fab getting to know new friends and to welcome those I’m already familiar with. You have all been a great support to me with my […]
Roger A Price: Former Detective and Author of Nemesis and Vengeance: Undercover: crime shorts; is a wonderfully satisfying anthology of six short stories which transcend above the crime fiction genre providing a ripping yarn irrespective of the reader’s crime fiction preference. Jane Risdon has cleverly stitched together a mix of tales to suit all fans of the genre. UNDERCOVER: Crime […]
Ghostly Writes Anthology Writers are back with their 2018 Anthology to be published by Plaisted Publishing House in time for Halloween. Paperback and E-book https://www.books2read.com/b/bppgo6 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JMHWMZN The ebook will be FREE on Amazon from 31st October and is also available on Kobo, Nook, Tolino and Apple etc., FREE GHOSTLY WRITES ANTHOLOGY 2018 23 fabulously spooky and discombobulating stories from around […]
For the last few years I’ve contributed to a series of anthologies published by Plaisted Publishing House: Ghostly Writes Anthologies and this year is no exception. The stories are written by authors from around the globe and are available in E-book and some are Print on Demand Paperbacks. The E-books are usually FREE to read. Most of these anthologies have […]
It has been a long hot summer And I know I have not posted any ‘jollies’ for a while. I will soon, but it has been a hectic year so far….my excuse anyway. Meantime here are some photos from some of the little trips I’ve had out since summer last year. I hope you enjoy them. Normal service will be […]
Iconic rock singer, Graham Bonnet not only wrote the foreword to Only One Woman, he kindly posed for a photo with his signed copy (by Christina and Jane) at his Los Angeles home. Thanks so much Graham. Much appreciated. Hope to see you in London in August. Graham will be on tour in the UK in August 2018 with his […]
My Guest Author this week is Val Penny who has been compared with Ian Rankin She has kindly agreed to tell me something about herself and her writing and to share an extract for her latest book Hunter’s Revenge published 9th September 2018 Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of […]
1960s Movie Star Adrienne Posta picks three winning names for our Only One Woman draw This paperback features a foreword written by rock icon Graham Bonnet and includes photos of both Christina Jones and Jane Risdon with a different back cover too – the epub copies do not have these. The event at which our draw took place was a fund-raising weekend of 1960s music in aid of Jessie’s Fund – Music Helping Children Congratulations to: Carole Jackson (Australia) Jan Wyatt (Australia) Gloria Clulow (England) signed copies are on their way this week Adrienne gave an interview to Pam Howes (author of 1960s music novels and blogger) who was one of the organisers before Adrienne made the draw announcing our winners – shown on video here: The winners correctly answered a question about Only One Woman which was: Which movie, released in 1968, starring Adrienne Posta, did Stella go to see in Only One Woman? The answer is: Up The Junction. Congratulations to all our winners, better luck next time to those unlucky this time round. Only One Woman is in Paperback from Waterstones and other good Book Stores including The Bookstore, Bury St. Abingdon, Oxon. http://www.abingdonbookstore.co.uk/ Also all digital stores including Amazon. https://amzn.to/2J04J3c Visit our Facebook Page for updates and information. https://www.facebook.com/RenzandStella/
Paperback for Mass Markets: Only One Woman is published 24th May 2018 ONLY ONE WOMAN mass market paperback is Published 24th May 2018 and is available from Waterstones’ and Amazon order from Waterstones’ if it is not in stock yet. ISBN: 9781783757312 It is available for Pre-order from Amazon now. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-One-Woman-Christina-Jones/dp/1783757310 UK/USA/Australia etc. This paperback differs from the E-pub and Kindle Paperbacks already available from Amazon Here is how: We have a fabulous new back cover We have a fabulous foreword written by Graham Bonnet of The Marbles, Rainbow, Michael Schenker, Ritchie Blackmoor, Alcatraz and The Graham Bonnet Band to name a few. Here is a snippet of what he said about reading Only One Woman: ‘For me Jane and Christina’s book – “Only One Woman” – reflects very honestly those times and the feel of those times. I can picture myself back in London when reading some of the pages. The 1960s, for me, was probably the most wonderful time in the music business with such bands as The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, The Who, and The Bee Gees and more: the list is endless’. This book will take you back to that time; read on readers. Graham Bonnet, Studio City, Los Angeles, California 2018. Christina and I hope you will enjoy reading Only One Woman as much as our reviewers to date have – 37 5* reviews from guy and gals alike…. Please let us know: leave a […]
Only One Woman FREE DRAW: 1960s Movie/Singing Star Adrienne Posta to Draw Our Winners: The Question is….
ONLY ONE WOMAN COMPETITION HERE IS THE QUESTION YOU NEED TO ANSWER TO TAKE PART IN OUR FREE DRAW TO WIN 3 SIGNED COPIES OF ONLY ONE WOMAN Which movie released 1968, starring ADRIENNE POSTA, was Stella going to see in ONLY ONE WOMAN? TO ENTER SEND YOUR NAME AND ANSWER TO OUR IN-BOX/MESSAGES ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE […]
Rebecca Bradley is my Guest Author: Former Detective turned Author and Blogger has a new book: DEAD BLIND
I’ve wanted to host my Guest Author Rebecca Bradley for ages – and now here she is chatting about her career in the Police and her writing. If you’ve read any of my other interviews with former Detectives and Intelligence Officers, you will know I like to get to the nitty-gritty of these detectives turned authors…I hope you enjoy finding […]
Jeff Lee is once more my Guest Author with a sample of his latest hilarious offering which goes live on Amazon on May 16th… SCROTUS. He doesn’t scare easily – scroll down to the end for links to his first interview with me. I love his writing because he makes me laugh out loud. Here is Jeff’s bio according to… […]
It is rare for me to feature a Guest Author twice, but today I am welcoming Jenny Kane a/k/a Jennifer Ash, to my blog for the second time with great pleasure. Her first visit was in 2015. Today I am her host as part of The Winter Outlaw blog tour in support of her latest book, Mathilda, which was published 2nd April […]
This week I am pleased to welcome multi-genre author Nik Morton as my guest. We hope you will enjoy reading about his prolific and lengthy career and that you’ll leave a comment for him and investigate his books following his interview with me. Hi Nik, Thanks so much for agreeing to be my guest author. I am really excited to […]
Please welcome my Guest Author Tim Walker Tim Walker is an independent author based in Windsor, UK. His background is in marketing, journalism, editing and publications management. Welcome Tim, I’m really happy to have you as my guest author. I love anything to do with history so I’m really looking forward to your piece for us. Let’s find out about […]
I have Frank Westworth as my Guest Author today. Let’s find out more about him and his latest short story: Six Strings: a new quick thriller Gritty Britcrime author Frank Westworth stops by to chat about his new quick-thriller, Six Strings, which features his complicated contract killer, JJ Stoner. When Stoner isn’t wreaking havoc with a very large hammer, he […]
Love from the Other Side: Ghostly Writes Valentine’s Anthology 2018 with my story ALEXA – Paperback and E-pub
Excited Another short story in an anthology with Plaisted Publishing Ltd. Ghostly Writes Valentine’s Anthology 2018: LOVE FROM THE OTHER SIDE features stories from authors from all over the world and including my story ALEXA A recent widower misses his wife and goes online in search of some company and that is where he meets Alexa, and soon after he […]
Six years ago I made the decision to write a blog at the time I had a vague idea of what I wanted to achieve but I thought I’d give it a go and see what happened. I wanted to share my love of writing and reading, my enjoyment of walking and taking photographs, and I thought I ‘d write about my ‘jollies,’ when I go out and about this gorgeous country with its historical buildings, villages, gardens and breath-taking countryside. And I have tried to do all this and more. Yesterday it was my blog’s 6th birthday. I’ve been reflecting upon the past 6 years when I took that step into the unknown. I had no idea what to expect, whether anyone ‘out there’ would read anything, or come back again once they had. I needn’t have worried. I have amassed the best friends you could ever imagine here, who share my world and whose worlds I share and love dipping into. 6 years ago I didn’t know or expect this could happen. What I did not expect was the friendships I’d form with people I most probably will never meet, and all the things we have in common. I had no idea I’d have so much fun watching them achieve their dreams whilst I tried to achieve mine… Our journey wasn’t/isn’t always easy but throughout we have all kept our sense of humour. I love that we […]
Louise Mullins: Best-Selling Psychological Thriller Author – with Movie Rights Signed – is My Guest Author Today
Today I’d like to welcome best-selling author Louise Mullins. Let’s find out all about her and her writing in her own words: ‘I didn’t intend to become a crime writer…’ My first title, The House of Secrets is based on the story of Isabella, a Victorian woman who is sent to an asylum by her cruel husband after the tragic […]
My Guest Author this week is Bobbi Lerman. I first made her acquaintance when my editor at Accent Press set up a blog tour for Christina Jones and I to coincide with the publication of our novel Only One Woman in November 2017. Bobbi not only hosted us on her blog but she read and reviewed our novel and gave […]
Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to my blog. My first Guest Author for 2018 is thriller writer, Marian Lanouette. Let’s find out more about her and her writing. Welcome to my blog Marian, it is really good to have you here. Tell us something about yourself – your past/present career and where you are based: Hi Jane, and […]
Because we all live in different time zones I’m a little early for some, I know…. Wishing everyone a wonderful, happy, healthy, prosperous and safe 2018. Thanks so much for being a good friend and supporter of my Blog throughout 2017. You have made it such fun connecting with you all and I look forward to 2018 when we can […]
Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday 22nd January 2020 #Interview Kellie Butler with Judith Barrow, #Interview Jo Lambert with Jane Risdon, #Dogs by Debbie the Dog Lady
Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
The first post is from the blog of Kellie Butler and is the recent interview with family saga author Judith Barrow, talking about her series set in the North of England about the Howarth Family (highly recommended). Northern Reads featuring Judith Barrow It’s Friday, and that means another edition of Northern Reads! I’m chuffed…
Originally posted on Colette McCormick (on books and life in general):
If you could only read one more book before reading became illegal what would it be and why? What a fabulous question! One last book before blackness descended … my first thought was, a new read or a re-read? Difficult. A new read is wonderful, of course, that breathless…
Originally posted on Colette McCormick (on books and life in general):
Today, Jane Risdon tells us about a book we will hopefully be able to read in the near future. If you could only read one more book before reading became illegal what would it be and why? Gosh, this is a difficult one. I really cannot think of just…
On December 20th 2019, I was interviewed live on air for ONE hour and 20 mins by the lovely and outrageous Brian Hammer Jackson - he has an internet radio show in the USA which has a global reach of 15-20 million per broadcast so it was quite daunting, to say the least, but it was so much fun.
Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday January 8th 2020 – #Recipes Amy Reade, #Tarot Jan Sikes #Interview The Naked Reviewers with Jane Risdon
Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
As the wind howls around the house today and it is allegedly going to be below freezing in the next few days, this first post from author Amy Reade is very appealing… Some warming recipes from around the world…looks like a place to drop into on Tuesdays. Happy New Year! Welcome to another installment…
Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
I wanted to share more of the books that I have read and reviewed over the last couple of years as they are amazing books that deserve another shout out. I know that most of you have groaning TBR’s but I have told mine ‘to get over it and get on with it’. Some…
Originally posted on Tess Makovesky:
The next contributor to my little Christmas quiz is queen of crime Margot Kinberg. Not of committing it, I hasten to add, but of reading, reviewing, writing and just generally knowing about crime fiction. You can find Margot’s latest book, ‘Downfall’, on Kindle here. And here’s the book she picked: “There are so many good…
When Stars Will Shine edited by @emmamitchellfpr #HelpTheHeroes #WhenStarsWillShine @bakerpromo #publicationday
Originally posted on A Knight's Reads:
🎉🎉🎉🎉 HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO WHEN STARS WILL SHINE 🎉🎉🎉🎉 yes the anthology for Christmas 2019 is out today and I’m thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour! A massive thanks to Shell Baker and Emma Mitchell for inviting me on the blog tour and for my advanced copy of When Stars…