Jane Steen

About me

I’m a fledgling historical writer, self-publishing my first novel in 2012. I owe my love of historical fiction to my mother; the fact that she named me after Jane Eyre doomed me to love all things 19th century. I’ve had a number of freelance and in-house writing/translating jobs over the years, but went fully freelance in 2009.

From my website


I have five million things I should be doing RIGHT NOW.So I'm blogging instead.Oh wait, I can't stand the dryer beeping one more time.One hour later...Wait, the thing's beeping again...Five minutes later...And in the meantime I've done various household chores, fielded emails (some from other people who also evidently have…

A review of Dan Brown's Inferno, with few apologies to the author*

*but copious thanks to renowned critic and journalist Michael Deacon, whose article inspired me to write a parody review, not that it isn't like shooting fish in a barrel.Inferno by Dan BrownMy rating: 2 of 5 starsCHAPTER 1Obscure reviewer Jane Steen sat in her modest study in cozy suburban Illinois…

Book review: The White Forest by Adam McOmber

The White Forest by Adam McOmberMy rating: 4 of 5 starsWhere I got the book: I was offered a free review copy by Simon & Schuster in return for an honest review. Touchstone, the publisher of The White Forest, is a S&S imprint.***SPOILER ALERT*** I’ve tried very hard not to…

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