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Scottish Crime Writer

About the Author

 

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Wendy H. Jones grew up in the beautiful Scottish City of Dundee, Scotland. In a home full of books and with family who read extensively she developed a passion for reading early in life. Having read all the books in the local library by the age of ten, she entered into a spirited discussion with a librarian as to why she should be provided with an adult library card. Showing steely will, and determination, she won her battle and moved on to reading adult crime novels.

True to her adventurous side she joined the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training after leaving School. After six years in the Navy she joined the Army where she served for a further 17 years. This took her all over the world and fuelled her love for travel and visiting exotic lands. Postings to Hong Kong and Israel allowed her to travel extensively in the Far and Middle East.

Wendy is a committed Christian and is a member of City Church Dundee, part of the New Frontiers Organisation of Churches. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces, both of whom are excited at their aunt being a published author. She still loves to travel and explore exotic locations, as well as spending time exploring the UK.

As well as nursing Wendy also worked for many years in Academia. This led to publication in academic textbooks and journals which was the start of her writing journey.
She has now returned to Dundee where she is writing a series of Police Procedurals set in the City. These star Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie of the Tayside Police.

Books in the series:
Killer’s Countdown
Killer’s Craft
Killer’s Cross
Killer’s Cut
Killer’s Crew

The sixth book in the series, Killer’s Crypt is in the process of completion.

She also writes The Fergus and Flora Mysteries. The first book in the series is available now. The second book, The Haunted Broch, is currently in the process of completion.

Power Packed Book Marketing: Sell More Books has proven to be popular with authors finding it to be an invaluable resource. This runs alongside her talk and workshop on Creating a Buzz around Book Marketing.

Wendy is also an International Public Speaker. She is available for speaking engagements and to run workshops and can be contacted via the contact us button on this website

She can be heard on Mearns FM every two weeks in her radio show Wendy’s Book Buzz where she interviews authors about their books and favourite music. Think Desert Island Discs meets books.

9 Comments

  1. Hi Wendy,

    I got a link to your website from the Face Book Group BMH Hong Kong as I too was in the army and served in Hong Kong between 1989 and 1990.

    I have requested your free book and am looking forward to reading it. Funnily enough, I too am an author, well, a writer of books at any rate. I guess one has to be published to call oneself an author, but we all have to dream. I have written a trilogy of books, the first of which I have self published on Amazon Kindle ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beginning-Last-Prophet-Book-ebook/dp/B00I1L7I8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455450439&sr=8-1&keywords=David+Jeremy+jones ). Unfortunately I am not able to offer it for free, Amazon don’t let me do that, but I would very much appreciate it if you would read my book and give me a review.

    I want to be a published author, but I’m not sure I am up to the required standard, I would be very happy if you could give me any tips.

    Kind regards

    David Baldwin (aka David Jereny Jones)

  2. Dear Ms. Jones,

    I just now finished reading your 4th Shona McK book. I have been binge reading these books ever since getting the first one on Kindle. They are just wonderful. I love the characters; you present them as real people I can identify with, and your descriptions of Dundee make me want to visit!

    Your plots are just superb. I am just sorry that there is not a book 5 I can start immediately.

    James E. (Jim) Kelley, DDS
    USA

  3. Della Williamson

    February 5, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    How does one sigh up for newletters? I have not seen anything on any of your pages. Must admit. I am partial to the Di Shona series

  4. Wendy I’m originally from Dundee/Monifieth now living in Aus, can you tell me how I can get your books over here as I’d love to read them as I’ve heard glowing reviews. I’ve tried a few book shops here and gotten blank looks so any hints or advice would be great. As a last resort I could get mum to send them from Bonnie Dundee for me. Thanks Karen

    • Karen, thank you for getting in touch. The only way you can get the Paperbacks in Australia is to have them sent to you. You can read them on Kindle and Kobo as they are both available in the United States. I. very much hope you enjoy the books. They will certainly remind you of Dundee.

  5. Karen, thank you for getting in touch. The only way you can get the Paperbacks in Australia is to have them sent to you. You can read them on Kindle and Kobo as they are both available in the United States. I. very much hope you enjoy the books. They will certainly remind you of Dundee.