Played music since I was 3; composed music, poetry & writings since a teenager. My daughter persuaded me to put things down on paper. Am now retired. Nonetheless have maintained familiarity with several languages, love learning & researching, especially history/archaeology.
Jane Skinner in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1965 A secret garden
What do you love about Short Stories?Pithy
Do you write in other forms?Poetry, other languages
What distracts you from writing?Willingly, my daughter!! or necessary admin.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?History, research
What is your favourite book?Norman Grubb's "Rees Howells, Intercessor"
Who are your favourite writers?The Bard himself & the American Bard, Bob Dylan, Alvin Toffler and Hilary Mantel, Charles Spencer, anything well researched
Where is your dream location?St Petersburg / Kyoto
What one item would you put into Room 101?People who don't know their own history; won't learn.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Persistence; if you really are talented, you won't imitate.
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