Jane Wenham-Jones Death – Obituary – Cause of Death : Jane Wenham-Jones was an author, journalist, presenter, interviewer, creative writing tutor, and speaker who lived in Broadstairs, Kent, a town that appears in four of her novels.
Jane Wenham-Jones has written six novels (Raising the Roof; Perfect Alibis; One Glass is Never Enough; Prime Time (shortlisted for the RNA’s Romantic Comedy of the Year award); Mum in the Middle and The Big Five O, as well as two non-fiction writing guides (Wannabe a Writer? and Wannabe a Writer We’ve Heard Of?) and a humorous diet book, 100 Ways to Fight the Flab
she was a frequent contributor to Writing Magazine, Woman’s Weekly and the Isle of Thanet News, and previously wrote columns for the Isle of Thanet Gazette, Book time and Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. She began her writing career in 1995 and published novels, short stories, non-fiction articles and two Wannabe writing guides, in which, in “Wannabe a Writer”, she coined the phrase ‘Writer’s Bottom’.
She had written hundreds of short stories that have appeared in fiction anthologies including Café Olé Too Hot to Handle, Diamonds and Pearls, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, and the Sexy Shorts Charity Series. Non-fiction contributions include The Help for Heroes Cookbook, Tweet Treats, Women Leading, and The You Are What You Eat Cookbook.
More than a hundred of her short stories have been published in magazines across the world including Active Life, Bella, Best, Candis, Chat, More, My Weekly, The People’s Friend, Pulp Fiction, Take a Break, Take a Break Fiction Feast, Woman, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Realm, and Your Cat. A selection of these stories has been reprinted in Australia, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and the US.
Jane Wenham-Jones had regular columns in Writing Magazine, and was an occasional contributor to her local paper, The Isle of Thanet News. She wrote, or contributed to, articles in The Bookseller, The Daily Express, Family Circle, The Guardian, The Isle of Thanet Gazette (a weekly column from 2001-2015), My Weekly, The New Writer, Psychologies, Scarlet Magazine, She, Sunday Express, The Sunday Times, The Times, Woman, Woman’s Own, Woman’s Weekly, Writing.ie and The Weekender.
She was a member of Equity and presented for both BBC Radio Kent and the BBC’s Politics Show. Other television appearances included The Heaven and Earth Show, Inside Out, Just for Starters, Kilroy, Legal TV, Loose Lips, The Property Channel, Ready, Steady, Cook, The Russell Grant Show, The Salon, and The Wright Stuff. She was an interviewee of Sue Cook for The Write Lines in conjunction with Talking Bookshelf and National Short Story Week..
Jane Wenham-Jones was a professional speaker, she gave lectures and after-dinner talks including for Women Speakers. She hosted the award ceremony for the Romantic Novelists’ Association‘s Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, hosting with hosting with: actor Tim Bentinck (2011), crime novelist Peter James (2012), Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan (2013), Darcey Bussell (2014), Barbara Taylor Bradford (2015), Fern Britton (2016), Prue Leith (2017), Richard Coles (2018), Alison Weir (2019), Jenny Eclair (2020), and Larry Lamb (2021). She also hosted events at Guildford Book Festival, Chipping Norton Literature Festival, Belfast Book Festival, Buckingham Lit Fest, and Whitstable Literary Festival (WhitLit), Wenham-Jones was a founding member of, and regular interviewer for, BroadstairsLit..