Jane Lovering, who works at the Co-op in town, is celebrating the paperback release of her twelfth romantic novel Can’t Buy Me Love, five years after her debut title was crowned ‘Romantic Novel of the Year’.
Published by Choc Lit, Jane’s latest offering follows the story of heroine Willow, who after inheriting a substantial amount of money, finds that it doesn’t always bring happiness. Jane penned the fictional adventure whilst also working as a Customer Team Member at the Co-op.
The mother of five who originally hails from Devon, said:
Many customers refuse to believe that I am a published author but I do try to assure them that stock-taking and novel writing are not mutually exclusive occupations!
One of the keys to writing enjoyable stories is creating characters with real-depth and working here is a fantastic way to observe people as they go about their daily business. I absolutely love working at the Co-op – we’re a close knit community and I’ve had huge support from locals who want to buy a copy of my latest book.”
Co-op store manager, Nigel Brass, added:
Jane is incredibly modest about her ‘other job’ as an award-winning novelist. We’re really proud of her and it’s fantastic to see her latest book on shelves. Our regular customers are huge fans of Jane’s work and they are thrilled to have one of the UK’s leading romantic writers working in their local Co-op!”
As well as the paperback release of Can’t Buy My Love, another of Jane’s novels, Little Teashop of Horrors has just become available as an ebook. This year will also see two of her books being translated and published in Norway by the country’s biggest publisher, following a nine book deal between Choc Lit and Norway’s Cappelen Damm.
In addition to working at Kirkbymoorside’s Co-op, Jane also has a first-class honours degree in creative writing and is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Her novels include:Please Don’t Stop the Music, Star Struck, Hubble Bubble, Vampire State of Mind, Falling Apart, How I Wonder What You Are, Little Teashop of Horrors, I Don’t Want to Talk About It and Can’t Buy Me Love. She has also written two Christmas novellas, The Art of Christmas and The Boys of Christmas.