Interview with Janey Colbourne

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the North of England, near the edge of town. Our house had a garden and a school field behind it. I spent a lot of time playing outside. In my teens I went for walks down country lanes. I've always loved immersing myself in nature; it feels like home. That's what inspires me most. I still live in the area. I love the mix of rolling hills and woodlands in this part of the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
There are three great joys for me. One is the pleasure and satisfaction in the writing process. I need to be creative and express myself. I have always loved reading, so reading as research for my work makes me feel really lucky. I also love the feeling when I get responses from readers. It's great to know that my words have connected with someone and maybe made a difference in their lives, as other authors have done for me.
Who are your favorite authors?
For fiction, Terry Pratchett, for poetry, Mary Oliver, and for non-fiction Stephen-Harrod Buhner. Nimue Brown is one of my favourite writers in the philosophy/spirituality genres.
What do you read for pleasure?
For relaxation, Terry Pratchett mostly. I love fantasy, humour, biographies and history.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
An old Kindle, or my iPad
Published 2016-07-31.
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Books by This Author

See with Heart
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Writing from the heart, with a deep connection to the natural world, Janey is inspired by nature, human emotions and a strong sense of justice. The poems range from rage, to humour, to visions and inspiration. Through her writing she intends to bring connection and inspiration to people and give a voice to environmental and humanitarian rights. Jane also sees the humour in everyday, mundane life.