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

#EthicalAuthor : The perils of pseudonyms

It’s funny, but when you start writing about author ethics the book world provides you with concrete examples with startling regularity. Today’s post is about this revelation on the hugely popular romance fiction blog Dear Author, by one of the blog’s founders. The quick summary is that the writer, Jane…

#EthicalAuthor : intelligent discourse, outrage and your author storefront

The opportunities to (over)react are legionThis post isn’t, strictly speaking, about ethics but in my opinion it belongs under the #EthicalAuthor banner. It’s about how you, the author, responded to that news item/blog post/Facebook status/tweet that just came across your computer screen. That news item/blog post etc. that contained something…

Marketing lessons from the street

I’m not, on the whole, great at getting on with marketing, as I said a couple of weeks ago. I’m pretty sure this has more to do with my reluctance to just get started rather than any lack of ability—I’ve had several jobs that involve marketing skills and had no…

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