When it comes to writing my novels I use a trusty Bic Biro – in fact, I use four of them. One blue, one black, one red and one green. I write in black, make adjustments in the text in green, and make character and location notes in red and blue.
These cheap and cheerful pens are perfect for me as I write very quickly (my handwriting often looks as if a spider has attacked the page with a rogue web). Biro’s are the only pens that keep up with me without the ink drying out or smudging!
I have a weakness when it comes to buying notebooks. I just love them. As I don’t write from home, and so have to carry my notebooks everywhere with me, I tend to favour A5-ish sized books. The most important thing about my notebooks however, is that they have to suit the genre that I’m writing.
I have just finished writing ‘Edward’s Outlaw;’ a medieval murder mystery. That just had to be written in a ‘medieval-ish’ style book.
My new writing project is a romantic comedy, and so a friendly and fun cover was in order! Usually with a coffee loving theme.
As well as having a weakness for buying in notebooks at any time (just in case they come in handy), I often buy lightweight folders to keep research notes in. It’s so satisfying when all my character notes and background information fill up a new file.
Having started life in a leather bound notebook, my latest novel in ‘The Folville Chronicles’ series, ‘Edward’s Outlaw,’ has just been published. Continuing the story of Mathilda of Twyford, it takes you into the world of fourteenth century criminal society.
King Edward III has ordered the arrest of five of the Folville brothers…including the newly married Robert de Folville.
Robert takes his wife, Mathilda, to Rockingham Castle for her own safety, but no sooner has he left, when a maid is found murdered in the castle’s beautiful guest suite, the Fire Room. The dead girl looks a lot like Mathilda. Was she the target, or is Mathilda de Folville’s life in danger?
Asked to investigate by the sheriff in exchange for him deliberately taking his time in the hunt for her husband, Mathilda soon uncovers far more than murder…a web of carefully laid deception which trails from London, to Derbyshire, and beyond…
As well as writing medieval crime as Jennifer Ash, I write contemporary women’s fiction as Jenny Kane. I began my writing journey 13 years ago as erotica writer, Kay Jaybee- it’s been quite a journey from bondage tales, to coffee shop fiction, to medieval murders!
Influenced by a lifelong love of Robin Hood and medieval ballad literature, Jennifer Ash has written The Outlaw’s Ransom (Book One of The Folville Chronicles) – a short novel, which first saw the light of day within the novel Romancing Robin Hood (written under the name Jenny Kane; Pub. Littwitz Press, 2018).
Book Two of The Folville Chronicles – The Winter Outlaw – was released in April 2018. (pub. LittwitzPress)
Book Three of The Folville Chronicles – Edward’s Outlaw– was released in December 2018.
Jennifer also writes as Jenny Kane. Her work includes the contemporary women’s fiction and romance novels, Romancing Robin Hood (2nd edition, Littwitz Press, 2018), Abi’s Neighbour (Accent Press, 2017), Another Glass of Champagne (Accent Press, 2016), and the bestsellers, Abi’s House (Accent Press, June 2015), and Another Cup of Coffee (Accent Press, 2013).
All of Jennifer and Jenny Kane’s news can be found at www.jennykane.co.uk
Jennifer Ash https://www.facebook.com/jenniferashhistorical/
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