Jane Wenham-Jones


jane1.jpgJane 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.

Fern and JaneAs an interviewer/chair, she has presented panels and been “in conversation with” dozens of authors and personalities including Jonathan AitkenRachel AllenDavid BaddielLynn BarberTim BentinckFern Britton (pictured left), Kay Burley, Darcey BussellTania CarverMavis CheekJulian ClaryAnn Cleeves, Reverend Richard ColesJenny ColganCharles Collingwood (actor)John Crace (writer), Keri DaviesNadine Dorries, Louise DoughtyAnnabelle DowlerTim DowlingStella Duffy, Ian DuntJenny EclairKatie Fforde, Helen FieldingJudy FinniganSteve Furst, Mel GiedroycJoanne Harris, Trevor HarrisonAngela HartnettVeronica Henry, Susan Hill, Victoria Hislop, Gill HornbyPeter James, Lisa Jewell, Cathy KellyIndia KnightIrma KurtzHelen LedererPrue LeithKathy Lette, Clare MackintoshRichard MadeleyLucy ManganJill MansellSanta MontefioreBel MooneyKate MosseJojo Moyes, Jenni Murray, David NichollsDavid Nobbs, Robert Peston, Tony RobinsonAmanda Ross, Barbara Taylor BradfordPenny Vincenzi, Terry WaiteFiona WalkerFay WeldonKate 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.