About Jan Edwards

I write a lot of  fiction, but I am spectacularly bad at talking about myself! So here are the basic facts:

  • Born in Sussex  and currently living in North Staffordshire.
  • Series of WW2 crime novels, beginning with award winning Winter Downs
  • Short fiction  in many crime, folk horror, horror, pulp, weird fiction, main stream and urban fantasy anthologies.
  • Part of the script team responsible for Olive Hawthorne: Daemons of Devils End – a 3 disc Dr Who DVD.
  • As an editor I produced fiction anthologies with Alchemy Press head honcho Peter Coleborn and also with Jenny Barber for both The Alchemy Press and Fox Spirit Press.
  • Past chairperson of the British Fantasy Society and Fantasycon organiser.
  • Reiki Master Teacher and Meditational Healer and has been (in no particular order) a Master Locksmith, motorcycle seller, bookseller, civil servant, ostler, market gardener, librarian…

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Author and editor: Alchemy Press
Author: Penkhull Press
Founder member of Renegade Writers
Youtube: videos
Contributing blogger: Authors Electric
Wrangler for 6X6 Reading and Writing Cafe
Therapist:  Usui and Celtic Reiki, Meditational Healing

  • BA (hons) Lit. (English Literature with Creative Writing)
  • BTEC in Media Studies (Film Production)
  • City & Guilds in Locksmithing
  • Winner of the Arnold Bennett Book Prize
  • Recipient of a Karl Edward Wagner Award
  • BFA Best Small Press (with Peter Coleborn) for Alchemy Press
  • Winchester Slim Volume prize for Sussex Tales
  • Short listed for a BFAs for Best Short Fiction, Best Collection and (as editor) Best Anthology.
  • Highly Commended in Potteries Prize for Flash Fiction