About Diana Jackson’s Blog

This is a blog with

~ ideas for writers giving a’ thinking outside the box’ approach to reaching an audience

~ background information for readers interested in Diana Jackson’s books

~ reviews of books she has read and enjoyed

~ and to keep you up to date with news of her writing.

Diana writes:

“Hello. My name is Diana Jackson and I am a writer. Phew, that wasn’t so difficult to admit after all. It’s been an eventful journey into Writerland and this blog gives me a chance to share it with you through articles and ideas, reviews and news of events, sometimes running in themes but also occasional one off posts which may be topical, amusing or thoughtful. I aim to be both personal and honest, with benefits of ideas for other writers, but mainly background information for readers.

I also hope to say thank you to people and organisations who have supported and given me both encouragement and the enthusiasm to write; to describe places in the heart of my novels and to acknowledge books I have read in my research.

I write because I enjoy writing and far more words and ideas drift into my head than I will ever get a chance to record in print. My love of social history influences all of my work from The Riduna Series, including my debut novel Riduna and the second in the series Ancasta ~Guide me Swiftly Home released in 2012; a memoir, The Life and Demise of Norman Campbell aged 103 years, which is described in more detail on my other blog www.selectionsofreflections.wordpress.com and my most popular project so far Murder, Now and Then, a murder mystery inspired by an unsolved murder near where I live back in 1919.

Ancasta Guide me Swiftly Home led to a great deal of research about early flight and the birth of Supermarine 100 years ago, a quite unexpected interest, including frivolous flying facts and of course the more sobering WW1. This novel is set in an exciting time of the early development of seaplanes in particular, but it is also a family saga, with key events in history seen through the eyes of each member.

After a break from writing for two years, in order to settle into our new life in Fife, I wrote The Healing Paths of Fife, which to date has raised more than £700 for local charities including The Kirkcaldy Foodbank. The latest in my Mystery Inspired by History Series MISSING Past and Present was released early March 2020 and another Inspirational and Motivational little book Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself came out in summer 2021 for young adults.

 I hope that you will enjoy opening a window into my insights and reflections and I  look forward to sharing with you and hearing your comments, not only here but on Twitter and Facebook too.”

You are welcome to get in touch:


@riduna on twitter

Diana Jackson’s author page on Facebook

and my website is www.dianajacksonauthor.co.uk

Many thanks to all those at Eventispress over the years for their enthusiasm, encouragement and making the experience most enjoyable

30 responses to “About Diana Jackson’s Blog

  1. Tomasz Jaglinski

    Grettings from snowly Eastern Poland.Here now is -5 C-degrees and above 10cm. of the snow,but there not a catastrophy,like in Britain in last December.I ‘m back from Luton 3 Weeks ago to Poznań Airport,where my Mother is. tomaszuk See You later Diana!

    • margaretskea

      Nice to connect with you Diana, looking forward to browsing your site. I once was given a trial flying lesson in a Tiger Moth – fell in love with it – sadly haven’t had a chance to fly one since, but am interested in anything about early flying.

      • You lucky thing. I’ve been up in a glider and had a go at controlling it. Not in the same league as a Tiger Moth. Excellent! I’ve become quite interested in early female fliers, as you have probably noticed from my blog. Glad to be in touch

  2. Hello Tomasz. It seems a long time ago that you were in my English class in Luton. Check out my website
    Best wishes

  3. Hullo, Diana. Homesick and Heatstruck has just been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and I am now sharing the love… I think your blog is inspiring, well written and thoroughly worth reading, so I have nominated you for the award too: consider yourself a Very Inspiring Blogger! There. Well done. If you would like to accept the award, click on the following link to read the rules and the post in which you are listed: http://homesickandheatstruck.com/about/ Of course, you don’t have to do anything at all if you don’t want to. No one can make you. Cheerio, and congratulations for receiving the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Keep up the bloody good blogging.

    • Hey thanks Lucy. That’s is a lovely boost to my wavering confidence this week! I love to write but it makes it all the more worthwhile when someone appreciates it. I’ve also heard this week that my latest book has been given a good review by one of Amazon.com’s top reviewers. It goes against the grain to promote myself and I find it hard going to know how to do it, so its a relief when others pass on the message. I love your blog too… especially your phrase…. like a pigeon encountering French Windows’ …. hope I haven’t misquoted you….. but I thought it was brilliant. All the best Dianax

  4. Hello Diana! It is very nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I am following you too. You seem like an interesting person and your blog intrigues me. I look forward to reading your posts. 🙂

    • I try to be a bit different to the normal writer’s blog with posts related to my research and background to my novels (on the whole) Thanks for popping by. I look forward to your posts too Vashi

  5. sent the dove to look for bloggers who deserve this award and who are pronouncing friendly and harmonious vibes. it landed here, godspeed. http://kintal.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/a-dove-was-sent/

  6. iku2e

    thanks for stopping by

  7. Hey Diana, I don’t know what’s going on with my email site but it’s not letting me send/reply to your address anymore. I’m looking into it with my provider right now. I just wanted to let you know that I love the review ❤ but you've misspelled my name and the planet's name… but I'll straighten all that out with you as soon as my email gets figured out 😉 Thanks so much!

  8. lorac888890

    Thanks for the like on my Uganda blog. Please coma back for more and I’ll read more from yours.

  9. Hi Diana, just came across this post in Facebook, I hope the link works, it’s from the group Old Fife, and it shows Kinghorn and its beach in I would guess the 1940/50s. Its packed with people!!!! 🙂 🙂

  10. Hi Diana,

    How are you? I am fine.

    If I send you a .pdf or a hard copy of my latest book, https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/a-ranch-bordering-the-salty-river-by-stephen-page-2/, https://smpages.wordpress.com, https://m.facebook.com/AranchBorderingTheSaltyRiver/, would you review it?


    Stephen Page

    PS I am also open for interviews and podcasts.

  11. rod

    Hi Diana. I have just got your latest book. I will read it when I finish the very long book I’m freading at the moment. After that, I’ll do my best to review it. Hope your launch goes well.

    • Thank you so much Rod. With the book launch I’ve been dropping off to sleep before I’ve read a few pages, but now I intend to indulge in some serious reading too ~ before returning to writing again.

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