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
The last of today’s tour stops is at the site of jazz diva Nelli Rees who asked me the question “What if Winter Downs was a movie…” “When Nelli asked me who I would cast for Winter Downs as a film or TV series I have to admit to a slight panic; not least because… Read More Winter Downs tour : Nelli Rees
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 Novelgossip:
Goodreads|Amazon US|Amazon UK Release date: June 3, 2017 Publisher: Penkhull Press Blurb:? In January of 1940 a small rural community on the Sussex Downs, already preparing for invasion from across the Channel, finds itself deep in the grip of a snowy landscape, with an ice-cold killer on the loose.? Bunch Courtney…
The Winter Downs book tour also stops at the site of crime writer Debbie Bennett with a Q&Q session
Originally posted on The Book Lover's Boudoir:
Winter Downs by Jan Edwards Published by Penkhull Press Ebook Published 3 June 2017 238 pages ARC Connect with the author Buy the book: UK (affiliate’s link) Buy the book: USA I was given an ARC by the author and voluntarily reviewed it. I am delighted to take…
The day began with an early-bird visit to the Radio Stoke Saturday Breakfast with Stuart Ellis and Jodie Looker at 7.45. I don’t do morning so that was a shock to the system but Stuart and Jodie are lovely people and it seemed to go well despite my shock at being up before 6am!
It was a struggle but finally got my very first newsletter, complete with invite to the Winter Downs book launch, out to my mailing list! If you would like to receive my (infrequent) mailings – and want to be in with a chance of winning a free copy of Winter Downs (UK), then message me asap (or… Read More Newsletter
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
The launch of Winter Downs is approaching fast and plans are gradually taking shape for our WW2 themed tea and cakes celebration! As a part of the celebrations fellow author Jem Shaw and I have come up with the notion of reading out a series of imagined letters between a pilot Terry in France and his… Read More Letters From Home #ww2 #winterdowns #crimefiction
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
Tea and cakes and books – what more could you wish for? The 1940s themed launch party for Winter Downs, the WW2 crime novel from 6X6 author Jan Edwards, of course! Tea and cake as Jan reads from Winter Downs and answers your questions. There will also be readings from other authors with a 40s flavour so come… Read More Winter Downs Launch Party
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…
“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
There is a kickstarter campaign for the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories: Part VI 2017 here Latest in the best selling series all sold in aid of the restoration of Doyle’s former home, Undershaw (now The Stepping Stones school) Intended publication date is 22nd May 2017
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My latest blog on Authors Electric here This month I am talking about the trials on being that weird beast the dyslexic author!
‘Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive…’ That line has been running through my head all of this morning, and though Scott doubtless had specific thoughts of lust and betrayal at its heart when he first penned Marmion (which is, after all, essentially crime fiction), I’ve always thought it apt for writers in… Read More Echoes of Scott
First day of 2017 and that traditional news round-up of the previous twelve months. First of all I wish you all a wonderful 2017 and thank you all for supporting my writing over 2016! 2016 was a strange year. A great deal of it felt as if life in the Edwards-Coleborn household was marking time. Health… Read More Happy New Year!
Movement out there in the garden broke Kira’s reverie. Two ravens down from the high peaks bounced among the spindly branches of the apple tree and pecking at a woefully small sprouting of mistletoe. They croaked their displeasure into the cold air and flapped lazily to the top of the shed. A few feet below… Read More Winking Man – story for the season
It’s a one-legged Woozlum.’ My father assured me. ‘It’s a cross between an Oozlum and a Woozle. Very rare.’ I looked down at the row of small round holes that trailed through the snow next to our bootprints and snorted both amusement and exasperation. I loved my fathers’ elaborate jokes but there were times when… Read More Sussex Tales Christmas
The Winter 6×6 details here