Jane is married with two adult children, two dogs, a deaf cat, and two elderly hens (one of these she says looks decidedly doddery lately).
She has a soft spot for animals in need of some TIC.
“If I ever won the lottery or became immensely wealthy, I'd adopt as many waif and stray animals as I could get my hands on, much to the annoyance of my long-suffering husband, I expect,” she said. “As well as write, I also love to draw and paint: the cover of The Magpie King is one of mine.”
But when Little Upham comes under siege, and someone attempts to kill the queen, the young faerie, Tatty Moon, is asked to help find and stop the culprits; and with her good friend Will, an elf who finds trouble without really trying, embarks on a journey into the treacherous realm of the Biggun.
Reviewers have decribed The Magpie King as having “refreshingly original characters and storyline” and being “imaginitive and original”.
I asked Jane where she plucked the idea for the story from.
“I always felt I had a story 'in me', and because I'm rather lazy I found it easy to avoid the work of actually writing it,” she said. “My grandmother's death was the catalyst that saw me begin to scribble down some little vignettes which, over time, became one story.
“The willow tree featured prominently in The Magpie King still stands today, in the garden of a cottage that once belonged to my grandparents.”
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Bye for now. But wherever you are on your Earth Walk, always try to Reach For The Stars.
You'll be surprised just what you can achieve!