For an up-and-coming band working the circuit in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean, life was hard. They often went without food for days, most of their income went on fuel for their van. They were lucky, in that they had a manager who paid their rent and expenses out of his own pocket in the beginning, otherwise, they'd have had to have given up or starved to death.
If you love music, then you will enjoy a trip down memory lane with Only One Woman, and there are so many musical references, venue shoutouts, and lots to keep musicians entertained too. Guys love our novel as much as girls do.
Oh! And there is an epic love triangle at its heart.
Hello - we are Renza Rossi and Stella Deacon, and like most girls in the 1960s we kept diaries. Proper written diaries – with daily entries from 1968 through to the end of the decade, chronicling our life, the fashions, the music, the excitement – and our love affairs….
Which, is just as well – because although we didn’t know it, and we certainly didn’t know each other, miles apart geographically and with totally different lifestyles, we were both in love with the same boy…
How this came about, the ups and downs, the laughter, the tears, the heartbreak, and how it was resolved – all played out to a 1960s background of love and peace and rock’n’roll - is covered in the amalgamation of our diaries – which we’ve put together and called ONLY ONE WOMAN.
We very much hope that they’ve whetted your appetite and you’re now longing to read the rest…
Meantime take a look around.
We are in Paperback from Waterstones, and Amazon and available for Kindle and Kindle for PC.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
via Interview with Scott from Only One Woman by Jane Risdon
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 […]
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 […]