Jan Russell is an author, feminist, psychological coach, teacher and crone. She excels in blending psychological techniques with mindfulness, and has particular interest in the three stages of womanhood.
Her characters tend to be feisty, human, recognisable.
Jan is well published professionally, and has three fiction books to her name.
Keeping Abreast was informed by her own journey through breast cancer, a fictionalised account with twists, portraying the ups and downs of negotiating treatment and emotions during this all too common illness. Set in the mid 1990's, the truths are universal and relevant.
Jan began The Pigeon Fancier's Wife when studying her Masters in Creative Writing in 2004. The voices of the two key characters, husband and wife, ordinary people, are superbly captured as each embarks on a journey of discovery and adventure, their paths secret yet complementary, each ending in a daring high risk action packed climax. Compelling and engaging.
An Algarve Affair, written in 2013, reflects Jan's interest in the Third Stage of Live - what happens to a feisty woman when she turns 50, knowing there is much left to experience and to experiment with? Set in the beautiful Algarve, this book is full of recognisable thoughts, feelings and actions, for any woman moving through, literally, middle age.
All three works are upbeat, bold, moving, humorous.
Jan's work reflects her appreciation of life being a gift well worth living with adventure.