Monday, April 30, 2007

Novel Racer - Jane Henry

I have promised to highlight each of the Novel Racers if they are brave enough! We are thirty-two in number and growing. Roughly a third are already published in fiction and few regulars in the non-fiction department. We cover North American, Europe, and Asia. Mostly women with three men. A pretty diverse bunch. So the first to take up the challenge and tell us a bit about herself is Jane Henry http://maniacmum.blogspot.com/(which is quite appropriate as she wrote Running on Empty - The Diary of a Marathon Mum). Enough of my words here are her own:

"Although I blog as Jane Henry, I write under my actual name of Julia Williams.

I am a poacher turned gamekeeper, in that I used to edit teen fiction and now I write commercial women's fiction. My first novel, Pastures New is coming out in the new Avon imprint at Harper Collins in September, which is just a bit exciting.

I'm currently writing my second (as yet untitled book), which appears to be heavily influenced by Green Wing at the moment. I always use music for inspiration when writing and all my characters have theme tunes. My hero's are: The First Cut is the Deepest/Fifteen Years and my heroine's are: The Weakness in Me/Can't Get You Out of My Head. The Miracle of Love is the theme for when they eventually get together...

Thanks to Green Wing and because the book is going to feature dancing heavily, my hero and heroine's catch phrase is currently : Dance Like No One's Looking. This may well change by the end of the book. But that's my prerogative. I am after all a writer..."


A huge thanks to Jane/Julia for being first.......who is brave enough to be next?

I have half written up the third and final installment of the Savoy lunch. It reads a bit like hello magazine :-) Will post it tomorrow.

Finally the new fiction contest starts tomorrow on the Maht's The Moontopples blog... http://moontopples.blogspot.com/. Check it out :-)

6 comments:

NoviceNovelist said...

Great idea Liz to profile the bloggers - it's good to hear more about other writers - I love Jane/Julia's theme tunes. Eager for the next installment of your Savoy experience! Ah your R&J tale could happen to anyone!!!! She'll probably remember you because you didn't talk about books/writing - had you thought of it like that? There is hope you see!!!!

liz fenwick said...

One can but hope!!!!

Yes, tomorrow will bring the final installment of the Savoy and the next nowle racer profile :-)

When do I receive yours?

The Moon Topples said...

Liz: This is indeed a great idea. I'm afraid I haven't been taking part in the race as actively as I'd like, and this is a great way to get to know some of the others. Plus it reminds me that I am criminally behind in updating my links to my fellow racers. I shall remedy that sometime this week (as you've been kind enough to mention, I have a short fiction contest eating up a fair amount of time right now).

I'll write something up for you as well. Is there a specific length you'd like? I tend, you see, to ramble.

liz fenwick said...

Maht, the key is to say what you want to say........it can be funny or straight, it can be about writing or not...

The new one later today is about the writer's main character...

Good luck with the contest :-)

Bernardine Kennedy said...

I shall send you a profile of something... soon. V. soon!
Is it an age thing or are there now only six months in a year and 12 hours in a day? Not long now until Christmas...

liz fenwick said...

Don't say that or you will put me in panic!!! Look forward to your profile :-)