J E Seaward

About me

Janet Evelyn Seaward, born in Kent and brought up in South London, is a writer and visual artist.
After leaving school, Janet spent a year doing a fine arts foundation course at Cambridgeshire College of Art followed by a course in Graphics and Advertising at Medway College of Art.
After leaving Medway she worked as a designer in the art departments of Flair and Cosmopolitan magazines. This finally led to a career as a freelance illustrator, working for many magazines, newspapers and advertising agencies.
Janet has had several one-man shows in London and taken part in many group exhibitions.
‘For Every Lie’ is the first novel by Janet. Based on the real lives of her ancestors, it is a captivating insight into Victorian London. Janet also goes under the name of Jan Seaward where she has combined both her writing and illustrative abilities to create the children’s titles ‘Firewash & Sons’.

From my website


Too much stuff filling my brain!  Oh for goodness sake – will all the unwanted detritus (slushy talk, disappointment, teenage uber-rubbish, silly arguments, rules and red tape that once existed to prevent me from doing things that people can happily do now, things I learnt parrot-fashion for useless exams, embarrassing…


March Winds; had them, and how! April showers; had them, oh yes! May flowers; we’ve got them already!             I saw a butterfly in my garden today! ‘Is this something to worry about?’ and, ‘Isn’t it a bit early for butterflies?’ I can hear people…

The Dinner Party

Holding a dinner party was beginning to look like a vague memory from my past. Moving to Kent, and away from friends, caused many logistical problems. I had always reckoned that, with eight to ten people, I had the means of concocting a perfect mix of ages, talents and dynamics.…

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