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Jan Kaneen was born in Bolton, Lancashire, the first of a family of chrome-platers to go to University. She left UCW Aberystwyth with joint honours in English and history and a two-year-old son. She spent the 90s in London, working on Indy magazines including The Modern Review and Everywoman. Now, two more sons and one husband later, she lives in the middle of nowhere in the Cambridgeshire fens, writing fiction. She began creative writing in 2014 to see if she could, and signed up with the Open University. She’s now in her final year of a Creative Writing MA, still at the Open University where she’s finishing her  collection of weird short stories, working title, Unfairy Stories – tales of the not always super natural. She’s won or been listed in oodles of short story and flash fiction competitions,  and been published round and about, most recently in Ellipsis ‘One’, Bath Flash Festival and Salome Magazine. She was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart and Best on the Net and blogs at https://jankaneen.com/ and tweets as @Jankaneen1

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