I just wanted to share with you that my new historical novel, IN THE FAR PASHMINA MOUNTAINS, is on at the special price of 99p in the Kindle Daily Deal on AMAZON UK.






The night skies this summer maybe largely dark and cloudy here in Northern Britain, but I became an Amazon All-Star author in May! That means I was one of the top hundred authors read on Kindle (a combination of bought and borrowed titles)

The Tyneside Sagas was and All-Star title in May too – a box set of A HANDFUL OF STARS, CHASING THE DREAM and FOR LOVE AND GLORY9781908359391

THE TYNESIDE SAGAS are a hit with UK readers!

9781908359391‘Brilliant set of books, gripping’

Kindle readers are giving the thumbs up to a box-set of Janet’s North-East historical novels – and have pushed the compilation up to Number 4 in Historical Romance!

‘Excellent. Well written. Keeps the reader interested.’

‘Very true to life on Tyneside – loved them – all three.’

They helped one reader pass the time when laid up – while another went early to bed to read them!

This is what they are about:

3 dramatic tales of passionate women: pretty Clara fighting her way out of ’30s poverty falls for bad boy Vinnie [A Handful of Stars]; Millie escaping a shameful past, dreams of riches [Chasing the Dream]; fun loving Joe uncovers dark family secrets and makes sacrifices for love [For Love and Glory]. Set in momentous mid 20th century Britain with heartwarming heroines, the stories stir all the emotions.

‘I’ve given 5 stars because I enjoyed reading all three books. Nicely written and very interesting story lines. I will definitely look for other books by this writer.’

‘Couldn’t put down – will look for more like this – great value.’

The box-set is available on Amazon UK at: (as well as all other Amazon sites and on Kobo)

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Local Event – Come Along If You Can!

Just a quick update – If you subscribe to the New Writing North newsletter (“The Listening Post“), you probably noticed that I’m speaking at the Ryton Social Club on Thursday evening.

I’ll be there as one of Gateshead Libraries’ Local History Month events. The main thing I’m going to be talking about is researching historical places – I’ll be focusing on the North East locations that featured so prominently in the Jarrow and Durham Trilogies, and the six Tyneside Sagas.

Speaking of the Tyneside Sagas, I’m overwhelmed with how well the new Kindle edition of The Tea Planter’s Daughter is doing – currently at number 24 in’s Kindle Bestsellers List.

Normally at events like this, I’d sign any copies of my books that you brought along with you. But I’m not sure how this works for Kindle books – maybe I can sign the back of your Kindle for you! 😉

The evening is just £3 on the door, and there’s lots of parking available as the social club is right next door to Ryton’s Summerfield store.

I hope to see you there!