Jan Jones is an award-winning author who is passionate about romance. She is an active member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, organising the annual conference.
Jan writes contemporary romantic comedy, Regency romance, serials and short stories for women's magazines, and poetry. Her serials are now being published as novellas on Kindle.
Jan won the RNA Elizabeth Goudge prize in 2002 and the 2005 Joan Hessayon debut novel award with her contemporary romantic comedy 'Stage by Stage'. Her Newmarket Regencies have been shortlisted for the RNA Love Story of the Year / RoNA Rose three years running! 2010: 'Fair Deception', 2011: 'Fortunate Wager' and 2012: 'The Kydd Inheritance'. Her romantic suspense short novel 'Fairlights' was shortlisted for a Best Romantic Read award at the Festival of Romance 2014.
Jan lives in Newmarket, near Cambridge and bases a number of her novels locally because of the rich vein of interest and history in East Anglia.
Before she wrote stories, Jan was a computer programmer. Her original, classic 'QL SuperBASIC - The Definitive Handbook' describing the SuperBASIC programming language for the Sinclair QL, is now out of print - but electronic publishing has made a new edition possible. Retypng the book for the Kindle brought those days vividly back. Jan was astonished - and very thankful - to realise how far we have come in the last thirty years!