Jen Black

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writes historical fiction

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Public Lending Right says five children's authors are among the top ten most borrowed authors in UK libraries in 2014-15.It also shows James Patterson at the head of the list for the ninth year running - but is that surprising when he published 15 books in that time period and…

Editing and Boat Races

Going great guns with editing my latest wip. The first three chapters are finally whipped into shape. Extraneous words like "just, only, almost," removed. POV checked. "Telling" changed to "showing." Fluff and useless info removed.  I think it is going to be called The Queen's Courier. Only another 20 odd…


Beowulf the current tv show was a surprise to me. I looked forward to watching it not least because it has been shot in the north of England. Eastgate in Weardale - also known as Heorot - is no more than thirty miles from where I live. The landscapes shown…

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