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Coming November 2017  Only One Woman (novel) by Christina Jones and Jane Risdon

Paperback, Audio and e-Book

available UK/Europe


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Published June 2017: A Stab in the Dark: Cons Dames and G-Men – anthology featuring my short story

Cue Murder.

A Stab in the Dark: Cons, Dames and G Men

A Stab in the Dark: Cons, Dames and G Men


Published 14th February 2017

Ghostly Writes Valentines Anthology 2017

Ghostly Writes Valentines Anthology 2017

including my short story

Eternal Lovers

Eternal Lovers, Ghostly Writes Valentines Anthology 2017 available 14th Feb 2017 FREE

Eternal Lovers, Ghostly Writes Valentines Anthology 2017 available 14th Feb 2017 FREE

FREE download from all good sites including Amazon, Kobo and iTunes

Paperback coming soon.


Published 31st October 2016

Ghostly Writes Anthology 31st Oct 2016

Ghostly Writes Anthology 31st Oct 2016

Ghostly Writes Anthology from Plaisted Publishing

featuring stories from 27 authors around the world

including my story

The Beneficiaries of Secret Cottage.

The Beneficiaries of Secret Cottage by Jane Risdon 2016

The Beneficiaries of Secret Cottage by Jane Risdon 2016

The eBook edition is FREE  and

The Paperback edition is available for purchase via these sites:

Scarlet thought all her dreams had come true when she was named beneficiary in the Will of an Aunt she never knew existed. She’d been an orphan since very young, and always wanted a home of her own – somewhere she’d belong.

But her inheritance comes with a lot more than a cottage and all its  possessions… 


Published 20th October 2016 and available only until January 2017

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available in Hardback illustrated throughout


Paperback with a choice of two covers:

 Spider’s Webb edition:



Scream edition:


Madame Movara’s Tales of Terror

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Madame Movara’s Tales of Terror 20th  Oct 2016

in aid of

The International Children’s Charity

Save The Children

featuring my short story

Haunting Melody

Lead guitarist Spike has not only stolen rival guitarist Ace’s girlfriend, but when Ace is killed in a tour bus accident whilst on tour, Spike is asked to take his place in the successful rock band. Not long afterwards Spike find himself suffering with blackouts. The last song Ace worked on keeps filling his head and he cannot get away from the tune; it’s even on the recordings he is making of a new song he is trying to write….

and this anthology features many successful authors.

Cult Hammer Horror Actress

Caroline Munro

has written the foreword.




 Christina Jones and Jane Risdon

to be published by Accent Press Ltd

November 2017

One boy, two girls, and a journey through the heady, mad, rock scene of 1968/1969

June 1968: Renza is preparing to leave school – and England.

Her family is moving to Germany  and she has mixed feelings about going- till four gorgeous boys who make up the pop group

Narnia’s Children

move in next door.

 She falls head over heels for the lead guitarist, Scott, but after a summer of love together, Renza has to go…

December 1968: Stella meets Scott at a local dance where Narnia’s Children are playing.

Scott’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen, and she falls for him hard…

As the colourful, exciting, final year of the sixties dawns, both Renza and Stella realise there can be

Only One Woman

for Scott.


 Wishing on a Star (Accent Press 2014)

Wishing on a Star


Featuring my story

Merry Christmas Everybody

There are tensions in the studio when Twister record their new album. The band members are at each other’s throats and someone is messing up their recordings. The band blames their producer, but it soon becomes clear that someone unexpected is trying to get a message of festive goodwill through to them….


Shiver (Accent Press 2014)

ISBN: 9781783752195

ISBN: 9781783752195

Featuring my story

The Haunting of Anne Chambers

Anne and Andrew are lovers.

They’re both Pirates/Privateers.

They’re planning to run away together after one last raid.

But when Anne is knocked out cold, she comes round to find the world has changed disturbingly….


In A Word: Murder (M. Kinberg 2013)

Out in Paperback 14th February 2014 on and

Out in Paperback 14th February 2014 on and

Featuring two of my stories:

Hollywood Cover Up

English PA Tuppence Powell arrives in Los Angeles and her first job is with a famous record producer;

soon she is head hunted by a top Hollywood mover and shaker – mogul Saul Wiesen.

 She is party to the goings-on of Politicians, Movie, and Pop stars – guests of her new boss at his notorious parties.

At one such party Tuppence witnesses a murder, and without warning she is sacked and unable to find another position.

She writes a novel based loosely on the world she has inhabited and lands a publishing contract which soon leads to threats against her life from not only the Hollywood elite, a Presidential candidate, but soon the Secret Service is after her blood….


Jake dreamed of his own band ever-since he was old enough to pick up a guitar.

He formed Dreamer with his old school mates and before they knew it, the band were on the verge of all the longed for.

American management, lucrative record and publishing deals were about it be signed.  Huge advances and the potential for massive royalties were guaranteed – whoever wrote the songs, would make the lion’s share.

That was the problem.

Suddenly Jake is kicked out of his own band when his mates turn against him in order to seal the deal with the super-star American manager

eventually leading to murder …


I Am Woman Anthology Volume 1 (FCN Publishing 2013)

I Am Woman Volume 1 Anthology

I Am Woman Volume 1 Anthology featuring my short story The Look

Featuring my story

The Look

 Two people meet in a Social Networking Photographic and History Group and find they have lots in common. They arrange to meet and photograph a classic derelict old mill they both admire.

But is this just a chance meeting of like-minded individuals using the internet to share mutual interests, or is there something more going on?

What is her reason for requesting his ‘friendship’ in this group and does he have an ulterior motive for accepting her ‘friend request’? Perhaps all is not as it seems…


Telling Tales by Writers for Welfare (MoonWorks Publishing 2011)

Telling Tales Anthology featuring two of my stories: The Debt Collector and The Ghost in the Privy

Telling Tales Anthology which features two of my stories: The Debt Collector and The Ghost in the Privy. 

The Debt Collector

A top London Nightclub hosts some of the biggest names in the Music Business;

takings can be enormous.

 When a band manager runs off with the night’s takings, not for the first time, someone gets more than a little annoyed.

 A Debt Collector is sent in search of the manager and the missing money

 taking him to The Fall’s Road in Northern Ireland at the time of the troubles.

What lengths will the owners of the club go to in order to collect their debt?

How far will The Debt Collector go?

The Ghost in the Privy

Meeting at the local village bus stop every week,

a group of ladies of varied ages and social standing, chat about their lives,  experiences, and their friends and lovers.

There’s Old Ma Hedges,  a local Gypsy, who has been dearly departed for some time but is always round, clay pipe in her mouth:

there’s Ma Cox who never goes anywhere without her ‘lucky’ heather, always wearing her trilby hat and Doc Martens:

and there’s Ma Green who has seen the ghost of her husband’s first wife….


You can purchase Wishing on a Star and Shiver via Accent Press Ltd and via Amazon.

You can purchase In A Word: Murder and I am Woman via Amazon.

Telling Tales (MoonWorks/ is no longer available in Print or eBook.

My Amazon Author Page is at:

My Facebook Author Page is at:

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You can find other short stories and pieces of flash fiction here on my blog and also published by Morgen Bailey on her Writer Blog.

If you are so kind as to purchase any of the books in which I am included , do please let me know and leave a comment on GoodReads, Amazon Lulu and others,  and my Amazon page . It would be terrific and much appreciated.  So far I have received some lovely praise and 5* reviews.

Thanks so much everyone,

Jane Risdon xxxx


  1. Hi Jane, thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment 🙂 Your books seem interesting and I wish you all the best with your writing career…! 🙂

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