J.E.C. Hall notched up her first authorial success scaring her fellow Brownies with her ghost stories to win her Writer’s Badge. Later her interests focused on science fiction, detective fiction and women’s writing, and she has been influenced by Theodore Sturgeon, E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler and Virginia Woolf, amongst (many) others. A long-time Dr Who fan and early Trekkie, her short stories and poems have appeared in Star Trek publications.
A psychology graduate and qualified teacher, Janet has also worked in anthropology and in medical research. She is now an independent editor and proof-reader. Her other interests include music, the theatre, gardening, horses, and (armchair!) archaeology.
Janet is married to the novelist Steven Roy Evans and lives in Cambridge.