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Virtual Book Club: Altered Landscapes

Today on Virtual Book Club, it’s my turn. Last week I was asked the question, ‘If you could have a relationship with any one of your characters, who would it be?’ It seems like a simple question, but it set me thinking. St Mary’s Church in Beddington is normally locked on a Thursday lunchtime, but…
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Jane Davis Reflects on writing An Unknown Woman

‘If we are what we own, then who are we when we own nothing?’

In 2013, I made the decision to cut back on paid work and to focus on writing. I got rid of my car. There have been no new clothes, few outings. Living a salary of the level I earned in the late eighties forced me to ask myself the question: How much of what we…
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Who will buy? Jane Davis ponders ebook pricing

Who decides when the price is right? And what is the author's cut?

Yesterday I joined a discussion in a forum for a group of self-confessed book lovers. An on-line book club, if you like. One member commented that she had noticed a steep hike in the cost of ebooks and didn’t understood the reason for it. Others rushed to agree. Time for a little clarification: (1)    Ebooks…
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Author Interview: Jane Davis

A Funeral for an Owl

This interview originally appeared on Triskele Books Blog 16th May 2014. Questions were put to Jane by author JJ Marsh.   Jane, thanks for joining us at The Triskele Bookclub. Thank you for inviting me. Can we start with the cover? How did you, or your designer, create such a beautiful image? Having worked with…
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These Fragile Things: The Interview

Life can change in a split second. And there will be nothing you can do to stop it. This intense and emotionally-charged portrait of a family deep in crisis will have you reflecting on all that you believe to be true. ‘Davis is a phenomenal writer whose ability to create well rounded characters that are easy…
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Why I Changed my Book Title to ‘I Stopped Time’

I must admit that ‘I Stopped Time’ was not my original title for my story of how Sir James Hastings discovers the mother he never knew through her body of work. However, reading accounts of pioneering photographers, it soon became apparent that it was the phrase that best expressed most photographers’ feelings about what it…
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I Stopped Time – The Interview

Asked to provide information about my best-selling self-published book, I realised that I have nothing on my own blog about I Stopped Time. So here I am interviewing myself. Where did you find your inspiration for ‘I Stopped Time’? Reading a biography of Lee Miller, one of my heroines. I knew her photography but, as…
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I Stopped Time receives Awesome Indies seal of approval

I’m delighted to announce that I Stopped Time has now received a seal of approval from top indie fiction accreditation site, Awesome Indies. Awesome Indies is the brainchild of Tahlia Newman, who says of the award, ‘My idea is to honour the Indie authors who produce a high quality product and to direct readers towards the…
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These Fragile Things receives Awesome Indies seal of approval

Awesome Indies is the brainchild of Tahlia Newman, who says of the award, ‘My idea is to honour the Indie authors who produce a high quality product and to direct readers towards the Indie Gold that lies hidden amongst the avalanche of available books.’ And it is a challenge to strike gold. Readers are often…
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Have Book, Will Travel

Earlier this month, I asked readers who were taking one of my books on holiday to send in their photos. Here are just a few. With Franky Merritt at Amadores Beach, Gran Canaria  With Helen Williams in Tuscany With Sarah Marshall at Cigarette Island, Hampton Court Hi Jane,  just back from our cruise.  Thoroughly enjoyed ‘Half…
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