Jane Turley was born in the Malverns but spent her childhood in Weston-super-Mare where she spent years gazing out of her Silver Cross Pram. Her excessive exposure to salty air and seagull poop left her deeply traumatized and possessing a bizarre sense of humour. It has been a problem for her (and everyone else) ever since.
Jane is qualified as an Adult Literary Support Teacher and holds the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector certificate. She is suitably qualified and experienced to deliver speeches and workshops on writing and self-publishing and has delivered blogging workshops on behalf of The View From here for Luton Central Library.
If you are interested in engaging Jane for article writing, speaking engagements or workshops please visit Jane's Article, Events and Workshops page on her author website.
Reviews and Testimonials
"In truth, this is indeed, quite the most entertaining football report for young masters we have had the pleasure to receive! With much gratitude, we hope to receive further correspondence from you very soon." BBC Beds, Bucks and Herts on the football report Pride and Prejudice in the Southcott Ranks... a tale of chastity, fortitude and great housekeeping skills.
“Wry and self-deprecating ....verging on verbal slapstick at times... packed with sustained intelligent humor and certainly funnier than most ....” Comment on the nomination of The Witty Ways of a Wayward Wife in the 2008 Blogger’s Choice Awards for Best Humor Blog, Best Blog of All Time and Best Blog about Stuff.
"Readwave are enormously pleased to publish Jane Turley's chilling but poignant story The Princess and the Thief, and we're even more delighted to bring this story across the world through our Worldreader programme." Rob Tucker, Readwave.
"Concrete but mysterious, "No Returns" reads more like a prose poem, full of exquisite turns of phrase such as the deep purple essence dilutes to shadows of lilac bindweed, warm, inviting. This is a desperate woman's life in miniature, full of sexually poignant poetry and glimpse of everyday strangeness. A worthy winner." Ray Robinson, author of Electricity and Forgetting Zoe.
"This book is by far one of the funniest I have ever read." Amazon review of The Changing Room.
"I just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely author event you did for us on February 20th. It was well put together and very interesting. You certainly kept the audience enthralled with your experiences of self-publishing."
Jane Gill, Promotion and Programming Service Development Officer
Author interview on Bookaholic confessions
Ten (Non-Essential) Tips for Writers on Whitefox's publishing blog.
Gransnet: The Problem with Plumbers Oct 2015
Review and article Thoughts on Book Clubs and Women's Fiction on Random Things Through My Letterbox Oct 2015.
Reviews of the Changing Room
On NetGalley review service for publishers
Lancaster Evening Post/St Helen's The Reporter/Blackpool Gazette/Yorkshire Evening post
Damian Trasler's Secret Blog
Brian Parkin's Blog
Annie's Book Corner (21/9/15)