Jan Woodhouse

writer, photographer . . .



Melanie, the narrator of my novel TIME TELLS, writes of being a child and going to the theatre with her mother:


"I’d felt safe and secure in that make-believe world, where good and bad are separate entities rather than two sides of a coin, and goodness always triumphs over evil."


But in the real world, of course, everything is much less straightforward.

TIME TELLS is about those blurred boundaries between truth and delusion, between the way things are and the way we'd like them to be. I started with a few characters and a skeleton of a plot, not really sure how the various narratives would come together, and I gave myself a few surprises along the way.






TIME TELLS, published by New Generation Publishing, is available as a paperback and e-book edition from Amazon.


How much do we need to know the truth?

Nothing and no one are quite what they seem, in this psychological mystery set in Norfolk.

Melanie, still haunted by the suicide of a former school-friend, has no particular interest in the suicide of her mother’s neighbour: an elderly woman she’d never even met. But, as she finds herself becoming emotionally involved with a relative of the dead woman, secrets unravel that not only jeopardise their developing relationship but also threaten to shatter the memories she holds of her own family history.







'An unusual story and a good read'


'The characters . . . were well-drawn and realistic'


'An intriguing novel with lots of twists and surprises throughout. Interesting characters and plot lines'

Available on Amazon Kindle.

Four short stories, each with a psychological twist.

A woman is haunted by a day in her childhood. A man wishes he had wings. A love affair with shoes goes awry. A child's prize doll isn't quite what she expected.



I've recently restarted my blog, also added my Blurb photobooks to the website. Feel free to check these out.