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Jean was born and bred in East London and is a true cockney. She is also a retired district nurse and university lecturer. She joined the RNA in 2003 under the New Writers’ Scheme and has never looked back.

After three years in the scheme she won the 2006 Harry Bowling Prize for her novel No Cure for Love and signed with Laura Longrigg at MBA Literary Agents the same year. She has published two East London series with Orion one set in the mid-1800s and the most recent featuring pre-NHS district nurses Mille Sullivan and Connie Byrne in the years following WW2. She has recently moved to Corvus, part of Atlantic Publishing and is currently working on a new East London series featuring the Brogan family during the dark days of WW2.

Over the past ten years she has undertaken hundreds of speaker engagement to WIs, U3As and on cruise ships. She is also a regular writing workshop leader at the Romantic Novelist Association and the Historical Novel Society conferences. She has been shortlisted for and won several awards and is married to a minister in the Church of England with a parish in Bedford.

You can follow her on Twitter @JeanFullerton_

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