I have always been a writer. When I was still at school, I used any excuse to turn my English homework into a short book, for which I made covers and illustrations. When my parents gave me an old manual typewriter for my birthday - there was no stopping me.
My first novel, written when I was about 11 years old, was a total disaster. The novels got better as I got older, and my first 'proper' novel, The Farmer Needs A Wife, was released in January 2009 and I have just kept on going.
Since then, my novels have been shortlisted for, or won, awards in the US, UK and Australia. My Coorah Creek Series has won the RoNA Award for an Epic Romantic Novel, two Book Buyers Best Awards and the Aspen Gold Readers' Choice award. I am thrilled that the series has received such honours.
As Janet Gover I write stories with strong heroines. Stories that are also filled with romance and adventure. I also write as Juliet Bell - or rather, I write as half of Juliet Bell with my friend Alison May. Juliet is obsessed with misunderstood classic fiction, and heroes who aren't very heroic. So if you like a darker read, Juliet is your go-to writer.
Feel free to get in touch - you'll find me on Twitter @janet_gover or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/janetgoverbooks/ . My website is www.janetgover.com
And thank you - not just for reading my books - but for reading and supporting books and authors everywhere.