Penance by Jane Risdon: I really enjoyed this one, Jane Risdon isn’t an author whose books I’ve read before, but I loved this ghostly Christmas tale. This one also gave me goose pimples, but they were mostly caused by a feeling of dread as Gabrielle looks for his missing wife and daughters. Christmas should be a time when families get to spend precious time together, and yet Gabrielle missed these special days, putting work first, leaving him full of regret. There’s something sinister about reading a story based around Christmas and the big man himself, especially when a crime's committed. I was impressed with how well-written this short story was, the author creates a spooky atmosphere with an undercurrent of tension and unease, but ultimately it’s a touching story that pulls on the heartstrings.
My thanks and gratitude to everyone who has visited, read and contributed to my blog over the last 10 years. It has been a privilege knowing you here.
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.
What lengths would you go to inherit from a will? A will requiring you to fall from grace, to do something against your nature, to do something evil - would you do it, could you do it? Would you consider yourself evil, if you carried out an evil act?
Wow, it has been a fabulous few months, and I want to thank everyone who has purchased copies of Only One Woman, and Undercover: Crime Shorts, in paperback, and eBook. Also, thank you for purchasing many of the anthologies in which I have contributed stories, some have been on sale in aid of various charities, such as Help4Heroes, The Children’s […]
It has been wonderful getting out again and into the fresh air and countryside after being up inside for the last 20 months. Trees, flowers, hedges, gorgeous skies, and space - I couldn't live without them. I always take lots of photos and here are a few taken on various visits to places I love. Jane Risdon Photos
Such a Perfect Spot, she thought. Such an Ideal Place, he thought…They have The Look…Facebook Groups will never be the same…
To find out more and to hear me reading from another story, Apartment 206c, tune in to my podcast interview on The Authors Show, channel 4. I am chatting to my lovely host, Linda Thompson, about writing Undercover: Crime Shorts, what inspired me to write crime stories and about my life.
I am really pleased to welcome historical author, Tim Walker, to my blog for the second time. Tim is a fascinating author who has also co-written with his daughter. Let’s find out about Tim: Tim Walker is an independent author based in Windsor, UK. His background is in marketing, journalism, editing and publications management. He began writing a historical series, […]
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 […]
Ghostly Writes Anthology 2017 Coming soon from Plaisted Publishing with my short story As Cold As Ice A recently widowed new young mother accepts an invitation to move in with her late husband’s family. Their greeting is far from warm and they show little interest in their one and only grandchild, when the young mother arrives at the farm house in Jersey (Channel Islands) which is to become her home for the foreseeable future. Her bedroom opens on to a long corridor leading to the only bathroom on the floor her room occupies and getting to the bathroom proves a chilling experience for her… Based on a real farmhouse and events in Jersey but, of course, there is a lot of poetic license too… Coming soon.