Winner of Harry Bowling Prize 2006
A Glimpse At Happiness
Shortlisted for Romantic Novelists’ Association’s 50th Anniversary Award 2010
Jean Fullerton is a native Londoner and was born in the East End within the sound of Bow Bells. Until she was five her family lived in Wapping, alongside the Thames, and then moved to Stepney. She is a trained nurse and teaches healthcare and nursing. Jean’s husband is a Church of England vicar, and his parish includes the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. She has three daughters.
‘I started writing five years ago after I attended a stress management course. It recommended that I combat work stress by doing something which I had always wanted to do. Since reading Katharine by Anya Seton when I was fourteen, I had been hooked on history and historical romances. I had always wanted to write an historical romance, so I started.
I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association, since when I have been learning everything I can about the craft of writing. After my first RNA conference in 2002, I knew that writing was no longer just a hobby: being published has been my professional goal.’
My hard work was rewarded when my novel, Cutlasses and Caresses, was accepted for publication by Triskelion. So far, though, until the acceptance of my novel by Orion, the high point of my career has been winning The Harry Bowling Prize.
Writing for me is about creating stories that will fire the imagination and characters with whom readers of all ages will fall in love.
In my other life I am a qualified nurse and I work as a Senior Lecturer with London South Bank University where I teach nursing and health studies.
Titles: Cutlasses & Caresses, Midnight Marriage (Triskelion) No Cure For Love, A Glimpse At Happiness,Perhaps Tomorrow, Hold on to Hope, Call Nurse Millie, Christmas for Nurse Millie, All Change for Nurse Millie, Fetch Nurse Connie (Orion)
Fetch Nurse Connie
It’s 1945 and as the end of war is declared and the troops start returning home, the nurses of the East End are joining in the celebrations.
For Nurse Connie Byrne the end of the war signals the beginning of a new chapter and as the revelries go on around the city, Connie’s mind is on another celebration that she’ll be able to arrange – the wedding to her swettheart, Charlie, set to take place as soon as he arrives home. But when Connie meets Charlie off the train at London Bridge, she finds that his homecoming isn’t quite going according to plan…
Connie’s busy professional life, and the larger-than-life patients in the district, offer a welcome distraction, but for how long? If nursing in the East End has taught Connie anything, it’s that life is full of surprises…
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Hilary. ~ Jean Fullerton