Jan lives in the North West of England, where it rains too much for her liking. However, despite a busy household filled with children, dogs, several businesses and books, she retreats into her writing world as much as possible. Time permitting!
As a volunteer reader within a local school, Jan realised that some children have a great fear about trying something new – especially if they are not ‘sporty’ kids. This led her to write a humorous introduction to different activities, the Mitch and Mooch Try Series. Dyslexia friendly font and dialogue in speech bubbles, the books aim to be as inclusive as possible and cater also for children on the autistic spectrum.
History has always fascinated Jan, and she revels in being left alone in ruins to ponder the ‘What If’s.’ Her passion is the Tudor Age, a rich tapestry of events and people which formed the foundations of modern British society. She also loves the idea that there may be something as yet undiscovered about the world as we know it – what if there was a parallel world where magic happens? How would it impact the lives of ordinary people? And extraordinary people… Find out more in the Naturae Series where fantasy and reality collide with surprising consequences.
Jan frequently features on TV, podcasts and blog sites with her unique take on mixing history and fantasy. Check out her articles and appearances here.
What People Say about Jan Foster’s books
I love that this book was developed as an easy read but also will have children imagining themselves in the shoes of Mitch and Mooch by taking their own first swimming lesson.Readers Favourite – 5* Review
As a teacher, I love the way this book is set up and the educational value in reading comprehension and the extra support provided to children who may be dyslexic.Dr P Enoch – a teacher
I am furious with Jan Foster! Because I could not put her book down, in fact I read it in three days. It is a wonderfully well crafted work, full of twists and turns in a very believable landscape.G Bloodworth, Author – Sheffield City Centuar – on the Naturae Series