Jan Mount

Jan Mount was born in Kent but spent most of her adult life in London and its environs, returning to village life in 2002. With both children now grown up and married with their own offspring - their daughter due to emigrate to New Zealand and their son living in Essex - Jan and her late husband decided to up sticks and move to Claypole, a farming village which lies on the cusp of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Jan worked in the City of London as a Chairman's PA for various companies over a period of almost thirty years. Her job at the sharp end of various commercial, financial and legal firms often required her to diversify into other areas - Public Relations and Marketing, Office Management, even Human Resources.
Jan's passion for writing began at Grammar School, where she devised and produced a 'class mag'. During her long career in London's Square Mile, she also took on the role as Editor of the House Magazine for three companies. Jan's other love is photography, so she enjoyed combining that particular talent with her literary skills.

Her nose for a good story was another useful asset! Apart from weddings, events and website photography, Jan's images have been regularly selected for the Nottinghamshire W.I. Federation calendar since 2009.
In the late nineties Jan was invited to help run a newly formed Sports Management Agency alongside Olympic swimming gold medallist, Duncan Goodhew, MBE. The agency office, situated near London Bridge, represented a wide ranging client list of sporting celebrities, notably cricketer Sir Ian Botham, OBE. Once again, her writing and photography combined to produce the necessary client profiles.
Now retired, Jan realised her long ambition to write a novel. She was inspired and encouraged by her partner, David J Colane, himself an author and founder of Penskills Publishing. Jan drew on her love and knowledge of sport for her first novel, FAME AND MISFORTUNE.