A big hello from me. I'm often to be found staring into space beyond my desk - though some may call it my 'thinking about / doing' writing time.
I'm an ex-primary teacher living in the fabulous castle country of Aberdeenshire, Scotland - with my husband who feeds me well. That's just perfect otherwise we'd both starve. When time permits, ancestry research is an intermittent hobby. Neglecting my large garden in favour of writing - I now grow spectacularly giant thistles.
Aberdeenshire has great benefits because we can all pop out to visit a huge range of fabulous castles, standing stones, and other historical sites so easily - there being hundreds of sites to choose from. Activity weekends with my extended family are prized as they give me great fodder for my new writings. At present, these include a family saga beginning in Victorian Scotland and Book 2 of my Rubidium Time Travel Series which is a Victorian adventure set in Glasgow, Scotland.
I write across different sub-genres of fiction. I'm a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association, the Scottish Association of Writers and the Federation of Writers Scotland. I regularly give Author presentations to local groups either on my novels; Roman Scotland; or a combination of both.
My contemporary mystery thriller TOPAZ EYES was a FINALIST in THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE 2014, Fiction category.
Fantastic world locations are also included in my other contemporary mysteries - MONOGAMY TWIST and TAKE ME NOW - giving my readers a sense of having hitched a ride to those amazing places.
Naturally, they're at liberty to slope off when assassins appear and spoil the fun!
The CELTIC FERVOUR SERIES allows a reader to immerse themselves in late first century Roman Britain. It's a bygone era when a Celtic warrior clan faces the legions of the mighty Roman Empire. Book 4 of my Celtic Fervour Series is coming along at a steady pace. Here's an image of what my character Enya looks like. Those arresting eyes are one of her best features!
THE TAEXALI GAME - Book 1 of The Rubidium Teen Time-Travel Adventure Series is set in AD 210, Roman Scotland when Roman Emperor Severus is wreaking havoc on the Taexali tribes. This was awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion (Middle Grade Genre) in January 2018 and 2nd place Barbara Hammond Trophy in the 2017 Scottish Association of Writers competition for Self Published Book.
B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree: https://www.bragmedallion.com/award-winning-books/middle-grade/the-taexali-game/
email: Nancy Jardine firstname.lastname@example.org
Web page: Nancy Jardine http://www.nancyjardineauthor.com