Love in La La Land
Published by Crooked Cat, October 2017
Star Struck in Hollywood, can English author Jane Jones, write her own happy ending?
Who can be trusted in this glitzy, glittering world?
Nothing violent, nothing gory,
A sunny, warm, romantic story,
Of writer Jane in La La Land,
And two men vying for her hand.
One is Jack, first foe, then friend,
Will HE get her in the end?
The other dishy actor Scott.
Will HE get her, will he not?
And in this book
Of La La Land,
Against the sleaze,
Jane makes a stand
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Love, Lies and Café au Lait
Published by Crooked Cat in October 2018
When Annie Roberts from Accrington gets the opportunity to dog-sit an ageing pooch in Nice for the winter, it really does seem like a dream job. It’s also a chance to solve a mystery left by her France-obsessed mother. But is it really nice work or is she just too nice for Nice?
Children’s Books (24)
Racing Driver George
Scientist Ben and His Stinky Inventions
Molly the Writing Princess
Pirate Barney and The Buried Treasure
Barney the Bold Buccaneer
George the Fearless Flyer
Scientist Ben Strikes Again (which won second prize in a children’s story competition)
George The Polar Explorer
Molly the Dizzy Fairy
Barney And the Unexpected Treasure
Ben and the Brontosaurus
My Grandma is a Feminist
George and the Sea-dogs
Molly and George in Scotland
Barney and the Albatross
Ben in Beanoland
Ben, Barney and Brontay
Ben and the Ballista. What happens when Ben sets his time machine to get him back in time for tea at 5.00 …but gets his clock calibration slightly wrong…by nearly 2,000 years? He ends up in 50 AD, the year the Romans came to Worcester. So what do you say to an angry legionnaire who, bewildered by your modern garb, accuses you of being a spy? Only by helping them make a ballista can you save your life ….for now. But life in an army camp is not much fun. Can Ben escape, find his time machine, and evade the marauding wolves to get back in time for tea?
Molly and Victoria. Last year Molly saved the young Princess Elizabeth Tudor’s life, so when she finds herself in a Victorian school room, she is well prepared for her historical adventure. Or is she? While her new friend Victoria enjoys the freedom of climbing trees in Molly’s comfy unscuffable trainers, Molly must take her place with a new governess, learn to walk with books on her head, sew samplers, write with a quill pen without blotching, all the while being menaced by a swishing cane and the threat of having her mouth washed out with soap and water. And, how can playing the only piano piece she knows cause such an upset?
Barney and the Perilous Quest. Barney has read all the Greek myths so is well prepared when he enters the Minotaur’s labyrinth…or so he thinks. But narrow escapes from the sword of Damocles, the stony stare of Medusa, and the temptation of opening Pandora’s Box have him wondering if his quest is becoming too perilous. And why is this treasure chest filled with golden fruits …all with bite marks in them? And is that really the Minotaur he can see looming in the gloom?
Just George. George has never gone menacing before so is ill-equipped with the suitable catapulting and pea shooting weaponry. His new friend in the stripy jumper soon rectifies the situation, to George’s mixture of horror, fright and glee. But after a day of madcap mayhem, he is captured by a be-whiskered giant cowboy in search of cow pie, and has to confess his lack of expertise. Perhaps it’s his name. Everyone else has a name that tells you what to expect …menacing, perilling, minxing but Just George doesn’t strike the required amount of terror. Would a change of name help?
My Early Novels
Write First Time
Rich and powerful Jack Clancy is a major Hollywood player. As a screen writer he has adapted many novels to great acclaim. But when English author Jane Jones is scathing of his version of her sparkling romantic comedy, they clash from the outset.
Add into the mix Scott Flynn, an up-and -coming Hollywood heart-throb. Is he really making a pass at a seemingly star-struck Jane?
Should Jack warn her? But she has proven more than capable of holding her own, verbally at least. Surely she won’t fall for Scott’s seduction techniques, or will she?
Jane is soon entangled in the backstabbing jungle of Tinsel Town intrigue.
Hotel entrepreneur, Alex Sinclair has no problems attracting women so he is surprised and affronted when a gorgeous girl ‘propositions’ him at a party and seems to think he will pay for her services. But Selina is the last person to proposition anyone. She thinks she is applying for a job as his PA.
When her feisty friend Kara uncovers the error, Alex, too proud to admit his mistake, is indeed forced to engage her as his PA. His reputation as a notorious womaniser precedes him so he is further piqued by Kara’s stubborn efforts to try to save her vulnerable friend from his clutches. But as Alex won’t mix business and pleasure, Selina seems to be safe from his advances. And he soon learns to respect her ideas and expertise.
But a trip to Nice on the Cote D’Azur jeopardises their working relationship and it looks like Alex is the one who needs to be saved.
Greg and Jane’s wonderful youthful summer romance ends when he leaves to go and study ‘penguins and cold stuff’ in Antarctica. When they meet again ten years later, this time it’s Jane who has to leave. She is about to depart for Nice, and romance.
Will work always pull them apart? Is their relationship fated? Are there just too many misunderstandings and obstacles in their way?