Janet Tanner is a prolific and well-loved author and has twice been shortlisted for RNA awards. Many of her novels are multi-generational sagas, and some in particular the Hillsbridge Quartet are based on her own working class background in a Somerset mining community. More recently, she has been writing historical and well-received Gothic novels for Severn House a reviewer for Booklist, a trade publication in the United States, calls her a master of the Gothic genre. "
" Besides publication in the UK and US, Janets books have also been translated into dozens of languages and published all over the world. Before turning to novels she was a prolific writer of short stories and serials, with hundreds of stories appearing in various magazines and publications worldwide. "
" Janet lives in Radstock, Somerset.