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

Ethics: self-publishing's elephant in the room

Image credit: Banksy art exhibit "Barely Legal" in Los Angeles, 16 September 2006.Reproduced under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licenseInstead of posting on my usual Monday slot, I waited a while to see the outcome of this post I wrote for the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). The short version is…

The House of Closed Doors Giveaway

It’s here at last . . . and it’s been a long time coming. It’s taken me way longer than I intended to get a print edition of The House of Closed Doors up and running, but the buy links are finally populating their way through the internet. The paperback…

Why I love Mondays

Who am I kidding? I don’t particularly like Monday mornings any more than anyone else does. But as a writer who’s entirely responsible for her own career, starting a whole new week is another chance to improve over the week before. I’ve realized that the best thing I can do…

 
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