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Jane Costello

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Jane Costello is the Sunday Times Top Ten best-selling author of six novels including Bridesmaids and All The Single Ladies, which is shortlisted for this year's RNA Romantic Comedy award.

Jane was a full-time journalist before she became an author, working on titles including the Liverpool Echo (where she started as a graduate trainee), the Daily Mail, and the Liverpool Daily Post, where she was Editor for almost five years.

Jane wrote her first novel, Bridesmaids, while on maternity leave and, as well as becoming a bestseller, it was a Heatseeker number one and nominated for the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance.

She followed that up with The Nearly-Weds, which won the RNA's Romantic Comedy award in 2010. Jane's books have been translated into sixteen languages.

She lives with her three young sons and boyfriend Mark in Liverpool, where she is currently working on her seventh book.

Jane Costello

Become a Fan

Jane Costello is the Sunday Times Top Ten best-selling author of six novels including Bridesmaids and All The Single Ladies, which is shortlisted for this year's RNA Romantic Comedy award.

Jane was a full-time journalist before she became an author, working on titles including the Liverpool Echo (where she started as a graduate trainee), the Daily Mail, and the Liverpool Daily Post, where she was Editor for almost five years.

Jane wrote her first novel, Bridesmaids, while on maternity leave and, as well as becoming a bestseller, it was a Heatseeker number one and nominated for the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance.

She followed that up with The Nearly-Weds, which won the RNA's Romantic Comedy award in 2010. Jane's books have been translated into sixteen languages.

She lives with her three young sons and boyfriend Mark in Liverpool, where she is currently working on her seventh book.

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep calm and carry on

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Thick doorsteps of toast with tons of butter. Health food - not.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Absolutely.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being comfortable in your own skin. Having people in your life who you love. Achieving your ambitions.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Heathcliff.

Author Voices

April 04, 2011

Here's the transcript of the live Q&A I did with the Liverpool Daily Post and the Liverpool Echo for LIVE READ 2011 - A big thank you to them for letting me share it with you all!

AWARD-WINNING romantic fiction writer and Daily Post columnist Jane Costello answered Daily Post and Echo readers questions in a live online interview as part of the newspapers' online literature festival LiveRead 2011.

Laura Davis:
Welcome to the third LiveRead live author interview.

Laura Davis:
Jane Costello is live with us now. Thanks for agreeing to take part Jane.

[Comment From Kirsty Novelicious: ]
Hiya Laura... see more

April 20, 2010

I would like to issue an explanation for the attention of my fellow customers in the newsagents round the corner from my house.

I was leaping up and down and grinning dementedly last week not because I am a case for the men in white coats, but because I’ve just seen this week’s Heat.

This is what the magazine’s reviewer says about My Single Friend: ‘5 stars out of 5 – Riotous … thoroughly enjoyable and laugh-out-loud hilarious.’

Between that and another magnificent five star review from chicklitreviews.com, it’s fair to say I’m a happy woman.

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