Jane Riddell is the author of novels: Daughters of the Lake, Chergui’s Child and Things We Choose to Hide. She has also written a novella in the form of a diary, penned by a Russian cat who comes to Edinburgh to learn about creative writing: The Bakhtin Chronicles: Academia. Inspired by her own editing process, she has published a short guide entitled Words’Worth: a fiction writer’s guide to serious editing.
Formerly Jane worked as a dietitian and health promoter for the NHS in the UK. But after three years living in the beautiful Rhône Alps area of France, she decided to devote her mental energy to writing.
Jane lives in Edinburgh and apart from an abiding love of chocolate (her only vice), her passions include travelling and photography. She regularly looks after animals – mainly cats – all over Europe, which inspires her writing and indulges her photography.