About Me

Welcome, it’s great to have you here.

I hope you enjoy your visit with me.

Following a career in the International Music Business, I’ve turned my attention to a life-long ambition – writing full-time.

I signed with publisher Accent Press Ltd. in 2014. They were purchased by Hachette in 2019 and my publisher is now Headline Accent.

My books with them are listed on my author page on Amazon, along with the other books I’ve written.


Since leaving my crazy life in the music business I now fill my days writing and concentrating on developing my own career instead of the careers of recording artists, songwriters, and record producers whose careers filled my every waking moment for decades.

My Interests

Greys Court, Oxfordshire (c) Jane Risdon 2018

I enjoy walking and photography as well as a host of other interests, and when I’m not writing I can often be found out and about with my camera photographing places of interest such as our beautiful English countryside and villages, churches, cathedrals, and our wonderful stately homes and gardens – all about which I often blog and call my ‘jollies.’ 

Virginia Waters (c) Jane Risdon 2016

I love reading and have done ever since I was a child, always having my head in a book whenever I had a minute to myself.

My favourite authors were Enid Blyton, Robert Louis Stevenson and authors of adventure. When I got older I couldn’t get enough of Agatha Christie, Daphne Du Maurier, Raymond Chandler and John le Carre…actually I read everything and anything to do with crime and espionage.

My favourite authors now are varied but I love Kathy Reichs – she got me interested in Forensic Science and because of her I managed to take and pass several Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Courses with reputed universities, online.

I also love Stella Rimington, former Director-General of MI5 and inspiration for my series (awaiting publication I hope) Ms Birdsong Investigates – she is a former MI5 Intelligence Officer who is ‘voluntarily’ retired when an operation with MI6 goes belly-up – but you will have to wait for more about her…

Peter James, Michael Connolly, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, Karin Slaughter are all favourites – but I have many.

No surprise then that I write Crime/Thrillers mostly, although I have ventured into other genres from time to time if the story dictates.

Over the past 11 years, I have been published in numerous Anthologies, Online Newsletters and Magazines, and also Print Magazines such as Writing Magazine and Writers’ and Readers’ Magazine. I also write articles as well as Short Stories and Flash Fiction.


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My latest books are:

Undercover: Crime Shorts (Plaisted Publishing House)

A collection of some of my many dozens of short stories under one cover for the first time.

Undercover: Crime Shorts and me


Some of my other books can be found on various platforms – check out Lulu-com and Draft2Digital.

My traditionally published novel is:

Only One Woman (Headline/Accent Press Ltd)

Co-authored with life-long friend and award-winning, best-selling author Christina Jones.

Iconic Rock singer Graham Bonnet wrote our foreword to Only One Woman which is named for the song with which he had a hit in 1968 as part of The Marbles and which was written for him and his cousin, Trevor Gordon, by The Bee Gees.

Only One Woman for Kindle

For details of these and other books please visit my Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Risdon/e/B00I3GJ2Y8

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I am busy writing the sequel to ONLY ONE WOMAN (title as yet undecided) which will take the story of Renza, Stella and Scott from 1969-1972 and beyond. Watch this space.

But that is not all, I have several novels underway including my crime/thriller series about a former MI5 Intelligence Officer


LAVINIA BIRDSONG is a former MI5 Officer whose career goes belly-up following a disastrous joint operation with MI6 and her partner/lover Michael Dante.

In the search for a missing woman, she finds herself embroiled with Russian Mafia people traffickers and Ukrainian drug and gun runners.

Book One is called:

Ms Birdsong Investigates Murder in Ampney Parva: Operation Matryoshka

Thanks so very much for arriving here today.

Do have a good look round and feel free to leave your comments. If you are interested enough to buy one of my pieces of writing, I shall be over the moon. Let me know. We authors appreciate feedback and of course, reviews on Amazon and GoodReads.

If you are interested in my ‘jollies’ with details and photos of trips to places of interest around England and elsewhere, head to my blog section.

If you are interested in learning about other authors – mostly crime/thriller writers – but not all – their interviews and Guest Author posts are in my blog section also. Visit archived blogs.

Have a fabulous day.  Jane x

Photos (c) Jane Risdon All Rights Reserved unless otherwise stated.

Find out more about my writing by visiting theauthorsshow.com where you can listen to both my interviews about my writing: Undercover: Crime Shorts on Channel 5 and Only One Woman on Channel 6 – 24/7 loop https://janerisdon.com/the-authors-show/