Janet Gover grew up in the Australian outback surrounded by books. She solved mysteries with Sherlock Holmes, fell in love with Jane Austen, and shot to the stars with Ray Bradbury.After studying journalism at Queensland University she became a television journalist, first in Australia, then in Asia and Europe. During her career Janet saw and did a lot of unusual things. She has met one Pope, at least three Prime Ministers, a few movie stars and a dolphin.She now works with television technology and travels extensively with her job.
Janet’s first short story, The Last Dragon, was published in 2002 and her first novel, The Farmer Needs A Wife in 2009. She has won a number of awards in the UK and the USA, including the Epic Romantic Novel of the Year Award (UK) for Little Girl Lost.
She also writes as Juliet Bell, in collaboration with Alison May. Juliet likes to explore misunderstood classic literature, and the darker side of family relationships. Juliet’s first novel is The Heights – a modern adaptation of the story of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, set in Yorkshire against the backdrop of the miner’s strike.
Janet is represented by Julia Silk, at MBA Literary and Script Agents.