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How do I tell my stories?

I think before I write. I never begin to write until I know what I want to write.

Also, I love my characters, so I’m always glad to spend time with them.


Mastering Plot Twists is a master class in crafting plots that twist and turn.

—Hallie Ephron, NY Times bestselling author


Cleland reveals the secret to writing page-turners that sell. A must-have for every writer's bookshelf!

—Paula Munier, author of Plot Perfect


Antique Blues is as fascinating as its predecessors with plenty of details that capture the excitement of the hunt.

—Library Journal (starred review)


Cleland has created an appealing character in Josie, who has grown and prospered in a most satisfying way… engaging and ingenious.

—Publishers Weekly


The Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series has been proclaimed an Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans. Library Journal named Consigned to Death a “core title” for librarians looking to build a cozy collection, one of only 22 titles listed, along with books by Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers.

Jane also writes about the craft of writing, including articles for Writer’s Digest Magazine and the bestselling and Agatha Award-winning how-to books, Mastering Plot Twists and Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot, published by Writer’s Digest Books. Other nonfiction titles include Business Writing for Results (McGraw Hill) and Putting First What Matters Most, (NAL/Penguin Putnam). In addition, she has scripted and presented two training videos on business communication topics.



She gives you the tools to think like an editor. This excellent how-to is much more than the twists.

—Linda Landrigan, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine


Mastering Plot Twists provides a unique and absolutely invaluable toolbox for any author.

—Kate White, NY Times bestselling author


Cover for Jane Austen's Lost Letters by Jane K Cleland featuring an illustration of an ornate writing desk with old papers, a feather quill pen, and a ink well lit by candles

Beautifully crafted, thoroughly enjoyable.

—Margaret Maron, multiple award-winning author


Agatha Christie would be very proud.

—South Florida Sun-Sentinel


An exceptional story teller.

—Reviewing the Evidence

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