Jana Petken


Hi everyone, hope you are well and excited about The German Half-Bloods being released at the end of March in ebook and paperback. It was an eye opening experience to write and to research this novel, and left me pretty emotional at times. After 4 years of research into the Third Reich, I realised that I was previously ignorant of just how bad it was for the ordinary German man and woman… Read More

Hello fellow Indie authors and readers As I approach my third anniversary in the publishing industry, I have to admit that I’m surprised to still be here. Three years ago, I published The Guardian of Secrets, had a very small book signing, went to the beach, had a fancy cocktail, and then got on with my life. When no royalties arrived after the first, second, third, and sixth month, I started wondering about… Read More

The battle of the Somme was the bloodiest battle of WWI. It began on the 1st of July 1916 with hopeful cries for victory, and stout British spirit and humour running through the trenches. What came after was a grim, naked exhibition of carnage.   In today’s world, we speak about soldiers being treated for post traumatic stress, and the amount of money governments are prepared to pay to their injured and retired… Read More

Hi everyone. This is the last week of author features for a while. They end on a high note with my guest, Cherime MacFarlane. She is a fascinating woman and a great author. I hope you love her books as much as I do. First, a little about her, in her own words. Although born in New Orleans, I am proud to call myself an Alaskan. I have lived here since 1977. I… Read More

Hi everyone. I’d like to introduce to you a fellow author, Rebecca Bryn. “Why are you giving glowing compliments to your competition?” some of you are asking. Well, because she’s a brilliant writer, and so it’s only fair that I tell you about her. Rebecca Bryn lives on a smallholding in West Wales with her husband, rescue dog and a flock of sheep. She loves walking, gardening and painting. She write thrillers with… Read More