Jane Carling


Jane has very fond and somewhat blurred memories of  ‘swinging sixties’ London where she flat-shared and partied with the not so rich and not so famous!  As an Indie Author, she enjoys writing romantic fiction, mostly with  happy endings, but with a twist or two in the tale. 

Last year Jane was  highly commended for a short story competition in aid of Words for the Wounded. This evocative piece called The  Marcasite Brooch, together with more free tales can be found on the short stories page.  She has also been featured in the media and on radio, click press page/links page. 

Having discovered her writing voice through short story writing and inspirational mentoring, Jane has now published two novels. The most recent is  Ruby’s New Coat is a dramatic tale of romance and intrigue set in wartime Europe.   Her first Pandora’s Box, a modern love story set in Greece, also received good reviews was published in 2013 . Both are  currently available in both Kindle and paperback formats.

Her comments after publishing Pandora’s Box  were:  “It was very exciting to hold the first physical copy, it was almost as good as holding one’s new born for the first time.” She looks forward to the next christening and hope people enjoy her style of writing.

Jane is also a founder member of  both Chiltern Indie Authors who meet in Old Amersham at The Saracen’s Head and Chesham Writers and Scribblers who meet up at The Drawing Room Art Café  in Chesham.

She is currently working on new projects including  children’s stories in collaboration with her Granddaughter Lilia-Grace . However after finding her long lost friend, Sally on Facebook and discussing the wild days in their teens, Jane intends to write another racy tale set in the 1960’s London!

Prior to writing Jane Carling, nee Dewhurst, worked in the  recruitment industry and was MD her her own business in Rickmansworth for over 30 years. Born in Manchester, grew up in Catford and flat shared in Earls Court & Hampstead  where a decent bedsit cost from £2.50 to 5.00 a week!! Now happily married to Mick, Jane has one daughter who now owns and manages  Jane Dewhurst, three grandchildren and lives in Buckinghamshire. Recently her her daughter, Claire started a new wood fired pizza business for corporate events, weddings and parties. The website is http://weirdoughpizza.co.uk