Bio


janeA little bit about me: I live ‘down-under’ in New Zealand, a land also known as Aotearoa. I’m a mother to two daughters (teenagers!!) and wife to Neil.

I love reading. Books bring so much colour, humor, adventure and of course romance to our lives. They are a way to sit back and forget the day, forget that dinner has to be cooked, the laundry to be done.

The first ‘real’ book I remember reading was The Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell. I read it twice. Some books are like that, they get to you and it doesn’t matter that you know how the story ends, you have to read it again.

I can’t say I was born to write, but I am driven to write and it sure beats housework. It’s addictive and no matter how many rejection slips you get, no matter how often you’re staring at a blank page, wondering what words to write, you just can’t give up. That’s me.  I can’t give up.

A chance meeting with Ellen Ben-Sefer on a writing loop on the internet pushed me further towards a career in writing and for her unending support, I will be eternally grateful.

I think writing must be in the family genes. Since beginning this writing journey I have found that my mother was a ‘closet’ writer in her youth and her brother a published author. Now, a third generation, my nephew, has begun writing children’s stories. I wonder what the next generation will bring.

I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting my web site and reading my books. I’d love to hear from you.

Please drop me an e-mail.

Bye for now

Jane Beckenham

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