A sixth generation Australian, Jan Reid's early years were not unlike many others born in the 1960's growing up on a wheat and sheep property in Central West, New South Wales. After the sun went down, almost every night she would be found reading a book, and under the bed covers with a torch when the lights were turned off.
For many years, Jan put pen to paper writing for her personal enjoyment, but in 2009, she made the decision to share her passion for writing. Jan began freelance writing in 2009, became a Kindle book author in 2011, and in 2013 she completed the Diploma of Professional Writing - Novel Writing and Publishing, with High Distinction.
In March 2014, Jan wrote her first novel (Deep Water Tears), in November 2014, her second novel (Grace), and in November 2015, her third novel (Barons Reach). All three novels morphed into - The Dreaming Series. Grace and Barons Reach were both products of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges (2014 -2015).
Upon completion of the Dreaming Series, Jan applied herself to writing several children’s picture books for her grandchildren, and used her research skills to complete several family trees. It is through Jan’s love of family and history that her next Australian series is in the process of being born.
Jan will always be an avid reader although she no longer needs to hide under the bed covers with a torch. When she is not writing or reading, she puts on her walking shoes and takes off on one of her many favourite walking tracks, savouring the beauty and tranquillity of the Australian South Coast.
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Barons Reach: Book 3 The Dreaming Series
by Jan Reid
A story of an Australian woman coming to terms with past injustices, by facing the ghosts of long ago (includes non-fiction historical information pertaining to the largest Indigenous Australian group of New South Wales).
Grace: Book 2 The Dreaming Series
by Jan Reid
Grace Taylor opens the letter she receives with trembling hands. She knows the words contained will either cause her great happiness or heart-wrenching despair, but she will also discover that they send her on a journey, from which there is no turning back.
Deep Water Tears: Book 1 The Dreaming Series
by Jan Reid
Set in the Australian Bush, Deep Water Tears is a coming-of-age story of a non-Indigenous Australian girl, and her relationship with a part-Indigenous Australian boy, during a time when mixed-raced relationships were still commonly frowned upon. A story of how heart-breaking loss becomes the key to finding immeasurable joy.
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