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Janet Woods was born and raised in Dorset UK, where most of her books are set. She lives in Western Australia.

Her many novels have been print published by Robert Hale, Simon & Shuster and Severn House. Most have sold on to large print and audio editions. Janet usually writes historical romance and saga, but can turn her hand to modern stories and fantasy. Her first historical romance came third in a Random House/Women’s Day competition and went on to win the Australian Romantic Novel of the Year award for mainstream romance in 2001.

She is a prize-winning short story writer, with over 50 stories published in popular women’s magazines and several anthologies. Her tales for children have been published by Oxford University Press, Harcourt and Pearsons.

She rejoined the Romantic Novelists Association in 2001 after a short lapse. Janet is an active member of the writing community in Australia, and is an honorary life member of the Society of Women Writers, WA.

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