Jan Jones (novelist)

Janice Rosemary Jones (known as Jan Jones) (born 24 December 1955) is a British former software engineer, now a writer of romantic fiction and short stories. Her debut novel, Stage By Stage, was published in July 2005 and won the Romantic Novelists' Association Joan Hessayon Award the same year.

Janice Rosemary Jones
Born (1955-12-24) 24 December 1955 (age 65)
Pen nameJan Jones
OccupationSoftware engineer, novelist

In her first career as software engineer, she was the architect of the SuperBASIC programming language for the Sinclair QL personal computer while working at Sinclair Research in the early 1980s.[1] Before joining Sinclair Research, she worked at British Gas and the Royal School of Mines as a programmer and lecturer.



  • QL SuperBasic: The Definitive Handbook. McGraw-Hill, 1984 ISBN 0070847843 (e-book reissue 2014)


Single novelsEdit

  • Stage by Stage (2005)
  • Fair Deception (2009)
  • Fortunate Wager (2009)
  • The Kydd Inheritance (2011)

Penny Plain MysteriesEdit

  1. The Jigsaw Puzzle (2013)
  2. Just Desserts (2014)
  3. Local Secrets (2014)

Anthology in collaborationEdit

References and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Tony (12 January 2014). "Sinclair's 1984 big shot at business: The QL is 30 years old". The Register.
  2. ^ Jan Jones at FantasticFiction, 14 July 2012

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