I grew up in Paisley, studied English at Glasgow University and taught English before beginning a family. I started writing as a “young mum”, doing articles for magazines, and progressing to novels for early teens. After obtaining an HND in office administration I worked as a Nursery School Administrator and a College receptionist. I returned to Glasgow University, obtaining an MPhil and then a PhD in Creative Writing in 2011.
About writer's work
Like many writers, I write the kind of fiction I enjoy. I’m currently writing “crossover” fiction for adults, crime with comedy and romance blended in. I enjoy exploring serious questions: are paedophiles human, how can we forgive those who hurt us, how do we forgive ourselves, and the big one – how do we find meaning in our lives?
I’m basically a romantic who likes crime and thrillers. Jane Austen and Die Hard.
Websites featuring the authorJanice Brown's WebsiteSandstone Press
Current events and projects
I am happy to work in Schools. I have run many workshops for Secondary Schools and primary Seven classes, and a workshop for children with hearing difficulty in a specialist school.
I have worked with small and large groups, library reading groups, local community social groups and in bookshops.
I attended the first Wigtown Book Festival as an author of teenage fiction.
In 2015, I visited four local district reading groups in association with Book Week Scotland.
I have taught Creative Writing in adult night classes at Cardonald College
I would be happy to take part in any type of event. I enjoy exploring – the creative process generally, humour in writing, what “community” means, how we raise our children in a dangerous world/understanding paedophilia, how to function morally in a post modern world.