Marching on …


Seeing all the glorious blossoms and daffodils means that spring has sprung. My favourite season. Full of promise and new beginnings and summer still ahead.



It’s been a busy couple of months. In early January my lovely publisher Choc Lit offered me a contract for my second book (title tbc). It’s the sequel to As Weekends Go, telling Rebecca and Alex’s story going forward. It’s also a standalone story in its own right. I’m pleased to report that the structural edits are done and I’m currently awaiting the first glimpse of the cover.


Watch this space …



Midway through January, all the ladies in our family attended eldest niece Jo’s baby shower. With plenty of Jo’s female friends there too, a great time was had by all. Sister Sandra (Jo’s mum) created some brilliant games and a quiz and we each wrote a little note for Jo’s memory jar – a precious keepsake for her sent with love and special wishes. We devoured a delicious buffet and cupcakes and the Prosecco flowed. Plenty of photos taken too in front of the stunning flower wall.

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January 31st saw niece Marie-Claire officially graduate with a BA First Class Honours degree in Primary Education from Canterbury Christ Church University. A grand ceremony was held at Canterbury Cathedral. So proud of her achievements and of how well she is doing in her chosen teaching career.

Hip Hip Hooray!



More joyous news in February when niece Jo and her fiance Anthony welcomed dear little Stanley Edward into the world. He’s absolutely adorable and Briggy and I were thrilled to meet him on Valentine’s Day when he was one week old. Crazy to think we are great uncle & great auntie thrice over. We love it!


And now here we are in March. Lots of family celebrationsย  over the next few weeks which I look forward to telling you all about next time, along with any fresh Book 2 updates.

Finally, some glorious blooms for you to feast your eyes upon: gorgeous daffs, a beautiful scented bouquet from my lovely friend Kay, and last but not least, the majestic camellia bush in flower next to our front door.ย  Enjoy!


Until next time, with much love,



Jan X





Posted on March 4, 2020, in Jan's Posts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Lovely update, Jan.
    Really looking forward to your new title from Choc Lit!!!

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  2. Lovely blog post as usual, Jan! Congratulations on all fronts ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Eargerly awaiting for news on book number 2!๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  3. Morning Jan. Some great news here guaranteed to banish the winter blues. I’m waiting impatiently for Book 2 (whatever it might be called, it’s bound to be a cracker). Good news on the baby front. I think Stanley is a real sweetie. Have just found out that I’m to be a great aunt (again) in September when a new baby lamb will be born. LOL. Stay well and keep positive.

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  4. Reblogged this on New Romantics Press and commented:
    Always lovely to receive an update from NRP’s writer mate Jan Brigden. We are all eagerly awaiting the arrival of #2 some time this spring.

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  5. Lovely to hear your news Jan – such a busy time for you in all sorts of ways! Hope all goes well with the return of Alex and Rebecca’s story, I look forward to reading x

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  6. I just love your warm and sunny blogs Birggers, aren’t your family just gorgeous!? Talented and hardworking too … reminds me of someone. ๐Ÿ™‚ So looking forward to your new novel – a very special well done to you! Masses of love Ade and the team up here! XXX

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