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Jane Bidder / Sophie King / Janey Fraser

Writing as Sophie King and Janey Fraser

Jane read English at Reading University before training as a journalist with the Thomson Organisation, which then owned the Times. She went on to work at a trade fashion magazine (where the editor growled ‘Good morning’ if one was lucky) and discovered (to her dismay) she was allergic to champagne at the champagne breakfasts. After that, she became features editor of Parents magazine (despite not having children at that time) and then a features writer on Woman’s Ownwhere she interviewed celebrities such as Julie Walters just before she was famous.

Jane turned freelance when she had her first child and has since written for most national newspapers and magazines. She writes regularly for Woman and The Times as well as writing short stories for Woman’s Weekly.

She has a series of children’s books published by Franklin Watts called Family Memories and has also had several non-fiction books published. In addition, she had two short stories published by Accent Press in its Sexy Shorts range.. Jane has has had five novels published under the pseudonym of Sophie King and one as Janey Fraser, the first of a two-book deal with Arrow. She has recently done a 6-figure deal with a novel for the German market, The Pearls.

Jane has three adult children, one husband, a dog and a house that only gets dusted once a week.


Titles: Fiction as Jane Bidder: Guilty (Accent Press) As Sophie King: The School Run;Mums@Home, Second Time Lucky, The Supper Club, The Wedding Party (Hodder), How To Write Your life Story in Ten Easy Steps (How To Books). As Janey Fraser:The Playgroup. Tidy Your Room : Getting Your Kids To Do The Things They Hate – as Jane Bidder (White Ladder Press) For other non-fiction titles, look Jane up on Amazon or visit her website..


bidder-guiltycoverresizedA haunting modern-day story by Jane Bidder

Simon Mills, a solicitor, isn’t the kind of man to go to prison. His new wife Claire, an artist, isn’t the kind of woman to have a husband ‘Inside’. But one night, after offering to drive their dinner guests home, Simon is involved in an horrific crash down a narrow Devonshire lane and is sent to prison for two years.