Jane Wenham-Jones is an author, journalist, presenter, interviewer and creative writing tutor, who lives in Broadstairs, Kent, a town that appears in two of her novels.
She has written five novels (Raising the Roof; Perfect Alibis; One Glass is Never Enough; and Prime Time, the latter being shortlisted for the RNA’s Romantic Comedy of the Year award), two non-fiction writing guides (Wannabe a Writer; and Wannabe a Writer We’ve Heard Of) and a humorous diet book, 100 Ways to Fight the Flab and Still Have Wine and Chocolate. Her latest book Mum in the Middle comes out in June.
As a journalist she has written for the Guardian, The Bookseller, Booktime, Sunday Express, Daily Express, The Sun, The Times, Sunday Times and numerous women’s magazines.
She is a regular contributor to Woman’s Weekly and Writing Magazine, where she is the agony aunt, and you can find many of previous Plain Jane columns for the Isle of Thanet Gazette on her own site here.
A member of Equity, Jane also broadcasts on radio, works the after-dinner circuit, talks to writers groups and conferences, and has worked as a celebrity speaker for P&O. She has hosted the Romance Novelists’ Association’s RoNas – the annual awards for the best in Romantic Fiction – for the last eight years, presented many events at the Guildford, Belfast and Whitstable book festivals and been a regular at ChipLitFest at Chipping Norton since its inception.
As an interviewer/chair, she has presented panels and been “in conversation with” dozens of authors and personalities including Jonathan Aitken, Rachel Allen, David Baddiel, Lynn Barber, Tim Bentinck, Fern Britton (pictured left), Kay Burley, Darcey Bussell, Tania Carver, Mavis Cheek, Julian Clary, Ann Cleeves, Reverend Richard Coles, Jenny Colgan, Charles Collingwood (actor), John Crace (writer), Keri Davies, Nadine Dorries, Louise Doughty, Annabelle Dowler, Tim Dowling, Stella Duffy, Ian Dunt, Jenny Eclair, Katie Fforde, Helen Fielding, Judy Finnigan, Steve Furst, Mel Giedroyc, Joanne Harris, Trevor Harrison, Angela Hartnett, Veronica Henry, Susan Hill, Victoria Hislop, Gill Hornby, Peter James, Lisa Jewell, Cathy Kelly, India Knight, Irma Kurtz, Helen Lederer, Prue Leith, Kathy Lette, Clare Mackintosh, Richard Madeley, Lucy Mangan, Jill Mansell, Santa Montefiore, Bel Mooney, Kate Mosse, Jojo Moyes, Jenni Murray, David Nicholls, David Nobbs, Robert Peston, Tony Robinson, Amanda Ross, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Penny Vincenzi, Terry Waite, Fiona Walker, Fay Weldon, Kate Williams and Reggie Yates.
TV Credits include: Ready, Steady, Cook; Loose Lips; Kilroy; Just for Starters; The Russell Grant Show; The Heaven and Earth Show; The Politics Show; The Property Channel; Legal TV; The Wright Stuff; and Inside Out.