Janet Tanner is a prolific and well-loved author and has twice been shortlisted for RNA awards. Many of her novels are multi-generational sagas, and some - in particular the Hillsbridge Quartet - are based on her own working class background in a Somerset mining community. More recently, she has been writing historical and well-received Gothic novels for Severn House - a reviewer for Booklist, a trade publication in the United States, calls her "a master of the Gothic genre".
Besides publication in the UK and US, Janet's books have also been translated into dozens of languages and published all over the world. Before turning to novels she was a prolific writer of short stories and serials, with hundreds of stories appearing in various magazines and publications worldwide.
Janet lives in Radstock, Somerset.