Jana Petken is a multi award winning and #1 bestselling historical fiction author.
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I live in, Dénia, a town on Spain’s eastern coastline.
I joined the (British) Royal Navy at the age of seventeen. I was a leading Wren Regulator, with the equivalent rank to sergeant in the military police.
After the Navy I went to work for a travel company as an overseas representative and spent seasons in the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, and North Africa.
I spent twelve years as a bodyguard for a Saudi Princess. I travelled extensively, met a lot of interesting people, and spent a lot of time just waiting for my Princess to get out of bed before long days of clothes shopping and cake eating! This was their life, not one I would have chosen for myself.
Later, I found a new career as a cabin-crew member for British Airways, Worldwide fleet.
Unfortunately, I had an accident on board a flight. The aircraft, a Boeing 747, was flying at 39,000 feet above Africa when it was caught in clear-air turbulence. As the plane dropped, my body flew upwards, and only stopped flying when my head hit the ceiling. The way I see it, it could have been worse. I could have gone through the ceiling. As a result of this accident I had to have three major operations on my spinal cord at the neck, and they heralded the end of my wandering days.
These are my titles: The Guardian of Secrets, was first published in 2013, and it also has a completed screenplay. It’s a #1 international bestseller and a multi award winning book. Dark Shadows : The Mercy Carver Series, and Blood Moon: The Mercy Carver Series were both published in 2014 and they are an Amazon #1 bestselling series and international award winners. The Errant Flock (The Flock Trilogy Book 1) is a multi award winning historical thriller, and #1 bestselling book. The Scattered Flock is also an award winner and was followed by Flock, The Gathering of The Damned in June 2017. Swearing Allegiance, a WWI family saga, was released in March 2016 and is a Bestseller and multi award winning book, including The Outstanding Historical Book of 2017 at the IAN Awards. The German Half-Bloods, March 2018 is a #1 Bestseller, The Vogels, On All Fronts, Before the Brightest Dawn.
The sequel to Swearing Allegiance will be available early 2020!
I have always believed that with one life to live, one should make the best of a bad situation, whatever that may be, but what I didn’t know when I hung up my uniform for the last time was that writing books would give me the greatest journey of all.
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