Jane  Skinner

Jane Skinner

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?


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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