Author details

Janice Brown

Biography

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 author

Janice 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.

Local authority where they are based

Highland

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Other1, Outer Hebrides, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups

9-12, Teens, Adults

LL funded

Yes
Phone: 
01349 865484

BRAW network

Yes

Author type

Writer

Language

English

Books written

Through Every Human Heart cover

Through Every Human Heart

Author(s): Janice Brown
Good and evil occupy every human heart. An oil deal in contemporary eastern Europe threatens the safety of a glamourous exiled Duchess, the man sent to bring her home, and innocent bystanders.
Hartsend cover

Hartsend

Author(s): Janice Brown
After her mother’s death, middle-aged Lesley has a chance to live. Meanwhile in the same village, someone is threatening children.
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A Dangerous Place

Author(s): Janice Brown
In the not-distant future, a boy goes on the run after being expelled from a prestigious school. His talents attract a criminal gang, and his outcast life threatens to destroy him.
Bad Company cover

Bad Company

Author(s): Janice Brown
A boy is sent from a young offenders institution to an Outdoor Centre in the Scottish Highlands where he becomes involved in industrial espionage and a young female neighbour’s crisis.
Relative Danger cover

Relative Danger

Author(s): Janice Brown
An English boy in Glasgow is involved in the attempted murder of his new girlfriend.
Missing cover

Missing

Author(s): Janice Brown
Joanne’s stepfather is kidnapped. Her friends from Skye come to her aid.
Sweet n Sour Summer

Sweet 'n' Sour Summer

Author(s): Janice Brown
Joanne, on her holiday in Skye, is caught up in a drug smuggling operation.