Jane Woodham

writer of long and short fiction

About Jane

Jane Woodham is a writer of long and short fiction. Her short stories have been published in the UK and in New Zealand.

Jane began to write in 2006. In 2009 and 2010 she was a finalist in the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Competitions. In 2010 she was Highly Commended in the Page and Blackmore Short Story Competition.

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'In their Blood' - I admired the way the writer balanced a sense of the wider social and historical fabric with the characters' present, which was quieter only on the surface ... (Emma Neale)

'La Maison De La Petite Souris' - A story that uses the intriguing opening image of a weeping Frenchman in Timaru to hook the reader ... (Carl Nixon)

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Jane’s first novel will be e-published in 2015.

Synopsis:  Twister is as much a story about a detective, as a detective story. Despite including all the usual elements of a crime novel, the novel's focus is on the relationship between the detective, his wife, and their missing child. Their personal story, told through a series of flashbacks, is interwoven through the current enquiry into a missing teen.

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