A British born Australian author, Janet Woods lives in Western Australia, and writes popular fiction. She has about 30 novels published or pending. She has been published by Robert Hale, Simon & Schuster and Severn House. Her first historical romance came third from over 600 manuscripts novels entered in the Random House/ Woman’s Day competition in 1996. After publication, the same novel won the mainstream section of the 2002 Australian Romantic Book of the year award.
Genres encompass mainstream fiction, historical saga and historical romance. As well as regular hard covers for libraries, her books are published in audio, paperback, large print, trade paperback and electronically. Forty short stories have gone into print, in popular women’s magazines at home and abroad. She also has stories for children published in educational series by Oxford University Press, the Spinout Sapphire series with Pearsons (Aus) Harcourt UK and Puffinalia magazine. Janet’s work has been included in five anthologies and various writers’ newsletters. She has won, or been placed, in several competitions, and has twice been awarded the Bronze Quill for short story writing.
Janet co-edited and compiled the millennium anthology FOOTPRINTS. for the Society of Women Writers, WA. She talks at libraries, schools, social clubs, and at TAFE college, and has run workshops for the Romance Writers of Australia and The Society of Women Writers, WA, of which organisation she is an honorary life member. As well, she’s judged many writing competitions.
Janet belongs to several writers’ organisations in Australia and overseas.