- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3472 KB
- Print Length: 142 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0958497842
- Publisher: Writers Circle Publishing (9 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003QCIQ14
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Her articles, humorous articles and short stories have appeared in South African and overseas magazines and these were compiled into a book: "Something to Read on the Plane - a bit of light literature, short stories & other fun stuff," and "I Made These Up (short stories for the fireside)"
Her first children's book was "Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the missing canary eggs" published by Gecko Books, and was one of Bookchat's 1993 South African Books of the Year. This was followed by "Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the kidnapped mouse" which was selected as one of the 2013 Kart Kids Book Award winners. 'Leon Chameleon PI and the case of the bottled bat' is awaiting publication. These are humorous, animal, detective stories set in a nature reserve.
"Bheki and the Magic Light", which tells of a bullied herd boy who becomes a hero, was published by Penguin SA and is now also available as an e-book.
'Jake,' was published by Cambridge University Press.
'The Race (an inspiring story for left-handers)' is her latest children's book. It also has advice for parents and teachers.
Born in the UK, Jan emigrated from Liverpool to South Africa in the 1970s. Her experiences moving to a new continent were the inspiration for her humorous novel, "But Can You Drink The Water?' which was a semi-finalist (top 50 out of 5000) in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
Jan worked in the R&D department of a large bakery for several years, and this gave her the idea for "The Breadwinners" a family saga spanning 60 years and set in Durban.
Jan has also written a YA/teen novel, Mystery at Ocean Drive which was a runner-up in the 2010 Citizen/Pan MacMillan YA novel award, and is now available as an e-book on Amazon.
Jan's latest novel is "With the Headmaster's Approval" (general fiction with a romance element).
Jan's writing also appears in Edge Words (20 stories from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2006) published by University of Chester, Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Soul 101 best stories On Being a Parent; Summer Shorts, and My Funny Major Medical .
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In all, a pleasant collection of stories for in between novels.
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There is a new genre of book that is growing in popularity, and that is – for want of a better word – the blog-style genre. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Karl Wiggins
Snippets of stories interspersed with a few quizzes make easy reading anywhere not just on a plane. Some funny moments you just have to laugh out loud incurring quizzical glances. Read morePublished on 21 April 2013 by Pat Bunnie
Very boring. I actually took it on a 4.8 hour flight to Cyprus and was unable to complete the book. It seems to ramble on with no focus at all.Published on 8 May 2012 by Satisfied Chef