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 write 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 are being re-released by Joffe Books, who will also be publishing new books in both the Mike Croft and Ray Flowers series. 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, seeing friends or binge watching box sets on TV.