Jana Petken

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Hi everyone Well, here we are in May already, straddling the summer and coming up to one the biggest book-buying and reading seasons of the year. In Spain, we’re seeing great weather, so good in fact, I managed to get my baby, Marnina to the beach for the very first time. How is she? you might be asking. Well folks, she is biting me to death, chewing my hair, destroying the wooden… Read More

Hi everyone. March was a bust for blogging, but here’s why. I got delivery of a 1.4 kilo baby Labrador. I’ve called her Marnina and she is playful, naughty, a cry baby, affectionate to the clingy extreme, and absolutely adorable. Gone are the days of me getting up and straight on the computer to write; this little one takes up a lot of my time at the moment due to her love… Read More

  Hello, everyone. I have left this newsletter to the very last minute, so that I can wish you all a happy New Year. I hope it brings you happiness and good health. This year has been busy with one book published and my manuscript, The German Half-Bloods coming to the end of its first draft.

Hello, dear readers I’ve got a few updates for you. Firstly, Swearing Allegiance has just won the 2017 Outstanding Historical Book of The Year at the IAN Awards! I’m delighted and surprised as I won the same title last year with The Guardian of Secrets…big celebration tomorrow! Secondly, I’ve booked my flights to the big USA in November for the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Awards and Miami International Book Fair. I’ll post photos… Read More

Flock, The Gathering of The Damned I am so excited about having a cup of coffee right now. I started at 6am this morning, finished my editing corrections and sent the manuscript to my editor. I can’t tell you how hard this story was after two previous Flock books. I tried my best to keep it fresh, not bogged down with repetitions, keeping my characters, especially David Sanz, interesting, compelling and with… Read More