Reprising some of the material from the blog tour – here is the review from Chatabout books If you enjoy historical fiction and/or a good murder mystery, then you will love Winter Downs. I haven’t read much historical fiction, as yet, but I do generally enjoy it when I do and I have thoroughly enjoyed this… Read More Winter Downs reviews #winterdowns #crime #cosycrime #ww2crime #janedwards
Today is my regular Authors Electric blog day – and what better subject in one of our far too infrequent hot spells? The weather! (well partly weather 🙂 ) *** “As I type the temperature outside is around 26c, which I quite like, generally speaking, but will concede that it makes it harder to concentrate… Read More The Heat Is On
Today we have an extract from Winter Downs on the QuietKnitterer site – enjoy! “The first gunshot flushed a clamour of rooks into a yellowish sky to circle their tribal elms. Rose Courtney glanced at Daphne and wondered if she even noticed them. Since George’s funeral it was so difficult to know whether her… Read More Winter Downs Blog Tour last day! : the Quiet Knitterer
The Winter Downs blog tour is also stopping among the Swirl and Thread blogging pages. with a Q&A on crime fiction and why I do this thing. “Hi Jan and welcome to Swirl and Thread. I am delighted to be on tour with you today as we discuss your new novel, Winter Downs, as well as… Read More Winter Downs Blog Tour Day 7 : Swirl and Thread
I have a Q&A blog about Winter Downs and writing in general today over at NovelGossip !
Originally posted on Misha Herwin:
Winter Downs: New Crime Novel by Jan Edwards On a snowy winter morning Bunch Courtney rides out into the local woods and finds a dead body. Everything points to suicide, but the dead man is Johnny Frampton, a close friend ,and knowing what she does about him, Bunch is convinced…
“This month has been all about downsizing, which for 90% of writers that I know is a slow and painful parting of the ways with a small section of their book mountain at very least. The Edwards-Coleborn household is attempting to relocate to somewhere easier to manage and one of the inevitable consequences is that… Read More Downsizing
Enter the Winter Downs giveaway on Goodreads And don’t forget the Winter Downs launch 3rd June. (see poster for details)
Five Q&As and Four guest blogs written in nine days and I can’t use one of then on my own blog page until next month when the Winter Downs blog tour begins… 🙂 Finding something different to say on the same subject is exhausting. This blog tour lark is harder work that writing the book!… Read More Tour-crazy
In preparation for moving house, and anticipating the need to keep the feline occupants indoors for a few weeks (an act of self defence), we have invested in a couple of covered cat litter trays. As the tribe have never used cat flaps, and even Oberon the baby of the tribe is nine years old… Read More Miss Dilly & Co – juuuuuuuuuust a little on the contrary side #cats
Here it is – the Winter Downs Blog tour!
A rather nice review for Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties has just been posted on the Chat About Books blog!
The launch of my crime novel Winter Downs – a not so every day story of country folk – is approaching fast! To celebrate Winter Downs and Jem Shaw’s forthcoming wartime tale of airplanes and pilots (follow up to The Larks), we came up with these letters between “Mu and Terry” ; a newly married couple living through… Read More Letters From Home : 2 #ww2crime #winterdowns
My latest blog for Authors Electric is on the hell of preparing to send your darling out into the world – otherwise known as book launch hell! You can read it all here.
Any and all cat servants will be familiar with the blessed silence that follows the hallowed twice daily (or more often if they can find a mug) ritual of ‘The Placing of the Bowls!
Those blog tours are tough. I am all too aware of how interviews can be a drain on the valuable reading time of bloggers and reviewers, and how coming up with a fresh angle is not always possible. To make life that bit easier I have a list of questions that you can ask me… Read More Blog Tour Q&As
I am currently compiling my blog tour for June for Winter Downs – if you are interested in taking part just drop me a line! eArcs will be available for review after 15th April Winter Downs – pb date 3rd June 2017 | Penkhull Press Paperback £10.00 tbc | ebook £2.99 tbc In January of 1940… Read More Looking for Tours
Writers are nosy beasts by nature, so listening in on other conversations in public spaces is a given. Mostly it is snippets. Those ‘And I said to her…’ moments. All grist to the writing mill. Now and then you get to hear a whole conversation and very very occasionally you feel compelled to step in because you… Read More Lazy Madonna? #FacePalm #beatles #overheard
Originally posted on The Penkhull Press:
I was reminded the other day of an axiom that applies to research for writing: We don’t know what we don’t know. It’s a constant problem, especially when you’re writing a period piece. We have to check constantly that we’re not building in anachronisms that will jar the reader…
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There is a misconception that cats are merely fickle when it comes to food. I am not so sure about that. Careful observations of the ‘Miss Dilly’ crew have led me to believe that their choices are made on a mixture of masterful plotting and the wish to collectively mess with the minds of humankind… Read More Miss Dilly and Co: United Union of Radical Kittykind (UURK!) #cats
“The cliched image of a starving author is of a shy and tortured creature huddled in a freezing garret dressed in tattered, dusty overcoat and fingerless gloves, scribbling furiously with a tattered quill pen by guttering candle light… ” The rest of my latest blog can be read over at Authors Electric !
Good time had on 6 Towns Radio Curtain Call show with Becs and Rob! Misha and I always have fun with our semi-regular slots on the show talking about writers, writing and writing events in and around Stoke-on-Trent, and last saturday was no exception! *** as an aside – note the grin.… Read More Always Fun #6townsradio @6TRcurtaincall
Now available for pre-orders on Amazon in time for the launch on Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday. Includes fiction by: Bob Byrne, Julie McKuras, Derrick Belanger, Robert Perret, Deanna Baran, Gregg Rosenquist, Hugh Ashton, David Timson, Shane Simmons, Stephen Wade, Mark Mower, David Friend, Nick Cardillo, Roger Riccard, Srinivasan Subramanian, Carl L. Heifetz, Geri Schear, S.F. Bennett,… Read More The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories – Part VI: 2017 Annual
Last weekend was a gremlin-fuelled rolling catalogue of things ‘going wrong.’ None of the things going awry were life-threatening, but thoroughly exasperating when they ran into each other like a flock of myopic chickens! It began on Saturday morning when the silver chain that I wear at all times got caught on the corner of… Read More When Gremlins Attack
Whilst writing Winter Downs and the world of my heroine, Rose ‘Bunch’ Courtney, there were many things that required some careful research. The first that came to mind was the knotty problem of rationing. Conducting a small straw poll the general perception of many people seems to be that rationing came in with a bang… Read More The World of Bunch: part one
Bunch and Dodo – my ww2 crime investigators – now have their own twitter feed! @BunchandDodo and are currently tweeting the first chapter of Winter Downs one sentence at a time!