ABOUT ME

Jane Bwye Profile PicI lived in Kenya for over half a century, where I was an intermittent freelance journalist, business owner and teacher.

Bespoke non-fiction books include Museum Mixtures, an out-of-print cookbook in aid of the National Museums of Kenya (1989), and St. Wilfrid’s, a History in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of my church in Eastbourne (2013).

My most recent non-fiction book, Going It Alone (2017) a beginner’s guide to starting your own business, is sold in aid of “People Matter”, the charity in Eastbourne where I volunteer as a business mentor.

My first novel, Breath of Africa, published in 2013, and sold in aid of a small village in Kenya, was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. It draws on my experiences growing up in Kenya, the country I still call my home.

The novella, I Lift Up My Eyes (2014) is set in Sussex.

Grass Shoots (2015), the standalone sequel to Breath of Africa, completes the family saga through to modern day Kenya.

A world traveller, I have bought a bird book in every country I visit. Now living in the UK, I am a volunteer business mentor, a British Dressage listed judge, and enjoy such retirement activities as choral singing, playing bridge and geriatric tennis.