Why am I an addicted writer?

First of all, let me make it clear that I am NOT addicted to drink, drugs or even Haagen-Daazs: I’m addicted to writing (as my very grumpy and neglected husband will testify).

If I had the time, I would probably write all day, every day. Unfortunately, I’m a full-time English teacher with the added responsibility of creating resources for English Language GCSE and for whole school literacy, so that means my window of opportunity is fairly limited. In other words, I write when and where I can.

On this website, you’ll find links to the novels I’ve published as an independent author, as well as short stories I’m letting loose on an unsuspecting public, or extracts from some of my published work. I’ll also share links to other writers’ websites and book reviews of anything I’ve read recently that might interest other people.

So, whether you’re addicted to writing, like me, or addicted to reading – or just enjoy browsing random websites, I hope you find something you like on this one and come back again.

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Whether you like YA or grown up fiction, fantasy, sci-fi or chick-lit, you’ll find something you enjoy. For gritty, angst-ridden YA fiction set in the north of England in the 1990s or in Birmingham in the 1980s, read anything I’ve published under the name Jane Andrews; for fantasy and sci-fi, look for J N Lidsey; and for contemporary chick-lit/rom-com, see Daisy Jenel.

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About Me

I’m an indie-author who loves to write. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s or 1990s, you’ll enjoy anything I’ve written under the name ‘Jane Andrews’; but if you fancy something lighter and more contemporary, have a look at anything I’ve written as ‘Daisy Jenel’.

I’ve always been an avid reader, since teaching myself to read at the age of three. By the time I was six, I was writing lengthy stories in school and then had a short story published in a regional anthology at the age of fifteen. Over the years, I’ve written a number of novels, but it’s only recently that I’ve realised I can self-publish and thus cut out the agony of waiting to see if traditional publishing houses are interested in my writing.

Since Jan 2018, I’ve independently published 9 books and have plans to complete my YA fantasy series this year (written as J N Lidsey).


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