I write as both Jane Adams and Jane A Adams – depending which publisher I’m writing for. This was supposed to keep things simple, but I’m not convinced it turned out that way!

As Jane A Adams I wrote the Naomi Blake series, Rina Martin books and Henry Johnstone mysteries for Severn House.

As Jane Adams I have written the DI Mike Croft series, ex DI Ray Flowers and several standalones. The first book in the Mike Croft series, The Greenway, was nominated for the CWA John Creasey and the Authors’ Club awards for most promising debut.

The exciting thing is that these series and Rina Martin have been  re-released by Joffe Books, who will also be publishing new books in both the Mike Croft and Ray Flowers series. They have also published the first of my Merrow and Clarke and Rozlyn Priest series. Merrow and Clarke are at the thriller end of the market and Rozlyn Priest blends historical and contemporary storylines. As you can imagine, I am very, very happy about this.

I live in Leicester, so I’m a real Midlander! Leicester is a small city but one of the most culturally diverse in Europe – and recently famous when a lost king was discovered beneath a council car park. Richard III now resides much more comfortably in Leicester cathedral – just across the road from the car park.

In addition to writing, I teach creative writing and read and mentor for The Literary Consultancy. I have been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow for a number of years, sometimes working in universities but also with a wide range of  people in the creative industries, public sector and corporate environments, dealing with writing related issues that crop up in whatever line of work they might be involved in.

More recently I became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I’m not sure what adventures will follow from that, yet!

When not writing I love to read, to garden and to paint, take photographs, draw, spend time with friends or binge watch box sets on TV.