Start of career as author for Crowland mum?

Youngsters at Abbey 345 Preschool enjoy a private reading of Jane Harriss's new book, The Grossasnotarus. Photo: SG240613-130TW
Youngsters at Abbey 345 Preschool enjoy a private reading of Jane Harriss's new book, The Grossasnotarus. Photo: SG240613-130TW
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Seeing her first book in print – and watching the enjoyment that children gain from joining in the actions that the story promotes – is all the encouragement Jane Harriss needs.

She has ideas for more adventures for the main character in her first book, and says: “I would love to write some more. I think he’s got a lot more adventures on his way.”

Jane writes in the evenings and on occasions when she has time to herself. She keeps a little notebook by the bed so that she can jot down any ideas that come to her.

She says: “I am looking at it as a long-term thing. I definitely enjoyed the experience – it’s satisfying people are reading what I have written and I want to write some more, but it’s a very, very difficult thing to succeed in, and you can imagine the amount of publicity the well-known authors get, but we’ll see.

“I am quite taken with Arthur at the moment and I think there is more of him to come.”