Author details

Janey Louise Jones

Biography

I have always lived in Edinburgh. I also studied at Edinburgh University gaining an MA Honours (English and General Arts) I wrote for Chambers and became an English teacher after completing a PGCE at Moray House. My writing career has only bloomed in the last 18 months and I am enjoying it very much. I have three sons and a husband. I am happily married and love family life. My Princess Poppy books sum me up: I love flowers, princesses and good deeds.

About writer's work

I have worked on the Princess Poppy stories for many years and published the first in November 2003.

Current events and projects

Little kids for stories and crafts, big kids for creative writing. A flexible event from nursery to senior school (The analysis of storycraft can be varied)

1.Reading and questionnaire
2.Publish a book game
3.Plot, character theme/figures of speech/dialogue etc
4.Crafts: cake decorating, make tiaras etc
5.Poppy's world
 

Early teen novel series: The Secrets of Sophia Musgrove. Events/workshops for boys and girls. How to research a historical novel. Creative writing for this age group. Dialogue, register, plot, character, theme, pace. English teacher skills used to discuss genre and the novel as a literary vehicle. Also, general discussion about publishing and getting published. Group tasks, final presentations and discussions.

Email

janeypoppyjones@aol.com

Local authority where they are based

Edinburgh

Local authorities where they can work

Edinburgh

Age groups

0-4, 5-8

LL funded

Yes

BRAW network

Yes

Author type

Writer

Language

English

Books written

Princess Poppy: Let's Dance!

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
It's time for the Honeypot Hill Talent Contest! Poppy and Honey are so excited, but among the many acts, how will Poppy stand out?

Angel Academy Friendship and Flowers

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
The third book in a heavenly series for young readers by best-selling author Janey Jones. Join Gabrielle for even more out-of-this-world adventures at Angel Academy.
Cloudberry Castle: Ballerina Dreams

Cloudberry Castle: Ballerina Dreams

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
Katie Mackenzie's family runs a ballet school in a wonderful old Scottish castle.
Princess Poppy: The Royal Parade

Princess Poppy: The Royal Parade

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
Princess Poppy is so excited! It's the annual dress-up parade and this year the theme is royalty. She can't wait to get her glad rags on.
Ballet School Secrets

Ballet School Secrets

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
Ballet-mad Katie Mackenzie and her family have opened the Cloudberry Castle School of Dance.
Princess Poppy: Playground Princess

Princess Poppy: Playground Princess

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
Poppy and Honey play together every day until the day when Poppy decides to join the Blossom Tree Club. She can't wait to be one of the gang but Honey is not so keen.
Princess Poppy: The Birthday (story book and cd)

Princess Poppy: The Birthday (story book and cd)

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
It's Poppy's birthday and she's really excited. She simply can't wait to be a birthday princess!
Princess Poppy: Get Well Soon (Story Book and CD)

Princess Poppy: Get Well Soon (Story Book and CD)

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
When Poppy visits Grandpa in hospital she hardly recognizes him because he's looking so pale and thin.
Cloudberry Castle (Kelpies)

Cloudberry Castle (Kelpies)

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
Katie Mackenzie has always dreamed of being a prima ballerina like her mother. When their neighbour Dr Campbell dies, much to their surprise he leaves Cloudberry Castle to the Mackenzie family.
Princess Poppy: The Flower Princess

Princess Poppy: The Flower Princess

Author(s): Janey Louise Jones
Grandpa is feeling very down in the dumps because he is sure that everyone has forgotten his birthday - even Poppy!

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