Jan Mazzoni

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I’ve always been a writer. From the angst-filled haiku I scribbled at my school desk I progressed to advertising copy for a New York agency, vegetarian cookbooks, short stories and serials that have appeared in magazines in the UK, the US and around the world. I’ve written more articles than I can count. Right now I’m working on a radio play about Eileen Soper, the wildlife artist.

Novels were something I avoided. They were the ultimate challenge; they demanded serious commitment. But once I took the plunge and started I found myself completely absorbed in the world I was creating, so much so that I never wanted to leave it. Hopefully my readers feel the same.

My other big passion is nature. I especially love and respect the creatures who share this beautiful planet of ours and who affect our lives in so many ways. Exploring the connection between all living things is a key element of my writing, whether fiction or non.

I have appeared at book signings and given talks in various places including: Islington and Oxford Street  in London, Lynton and Barnstaple in Devon, Bath, Trowbridge. I took part in the 2011 Appledore Book Festival. I have also attended signings in Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi and Milan in Italy.

My husband George and I live on Exmoor, close to the sea, with an ever-growing family of rescued dogs, cats, birds and assorted wildlife.


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