Radio Jen!

I was thrilled when, earlier this year, I was invited to speak about ‘Rock On Barney’ on BBC Radio Merseyside.  It gave me a real taste for broadcasting.  So I was thrilled to be asked to speak on calon FM.    Listen to me talking about books and, of course, soil.  You can hear...

Remembrance

World War II was long ended when I was born.  Despite this, much of it resonated with me throughout childhood.  My mother was in the ATS; my father was in the Royal Tank Corps; uncles were in the Lancashire Fusiliers and my grandfather, a Chief Engineer with Canadian Pacific was awarded the CBE for...

New book out

I am thrilled to report that my latest children’s book The Adventures of Markus Moldewarp is available online today (11th September 2018) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Markus-Moldewarp-Jennifer-Jones/dp/1916443702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536663695&sr=8-1&keywords=the+adventures+of+markus+moldewarp. The book is aimed at 6 – 8 year old children, but younger ones will enjoy having the stories read to them.  The stories are beautifully illustrated by Carole Chevalier.  Markus...

Names

We have had several human additions to our family recently.  Invariably, the announcements of their arrival are followed quickly by, “Any name yet?”  Guessing games ensue with suggestions offered generously.  Suitable names might relate to parents or grandparents, or places where the child may have been conceived or even linked to football teams or...

Where I write

            Roald Dahl famously had his writing hut at Great Missenden where he could weave his stories of phantasmagorical characters and situations.  Sitting there, he could forget the outside world and concentrate fully on writing. He referred fondly to it as “my little nest, my womb”.   J.K. Rowling’s inspired Harry Potter and Hogwarts stories...

Five things about me

How would you summarise you?  What comes to mind? If you played a word association game about yourself, what words would you use?  Physical attributes often come to mind first.  Height, hair and eye colour which may then be followed by personality traits.  Are you friendly, sensitive, ambitious, funny, intelligent?  Which adjectives would you...