Jane Yeadon telling tales

Meeting Jane Yeadon, author of Telling Tales: growing up on a highland farm

Jane describes herself as a late developer when it comes to trying out the writing gene that flowed through her family. After a long career as a nurse and midwife, retirement saw her put together a book about her mother’s life with her sister. Since then she has written four books, It Won’t Hurt A Bit is a recall of nurse training in Aberdeen in the Sixties. It Shouldn’t Happen To A Midwife is set in Belfast and Call Me Sister finds her in Edinburgh and Ross-shire. And finally, Telling tales. She is currently working on her next book.

The Jane Yeadon Interview

Jane Yeadon What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you? I used to have to wear a hat when I was district nursing. It killed any idea of me having a nice bouncy hairstyle at the end of my working day. Rollers under the hat solved the problem as well as securing it.

What did the best review you ever had say about you and your work? Undiscovered Scotland was kind enough to say that I’d a commendable light touch.

What did the worst review you ever had say about you and your work? A fellow nurse wrote in Amazon that one of my memoirs was more like fiction.

Are there any occupational hazards to being an author? A spreading bum!

Have you ever written naked? No! I live in Scotland- land of the thermal vest.

Do you have any hints or tips for aspiring writers? Read loads and grow another layer of skin. A nice thick one.

How do you remain sane while working? I suspect I don’t. My husband would probably agree.

What has been the best experience you have ever had in your life? Having children and I’d have been a better midwife I ‘m ashamed to admit.

Are you jealous of other writers? Yes- such a lot of them out there.

Where do you find your inspiration? Walking and sharing time with the local writing group who never fail to encourage, inspire and educate.

If you could commit the perfect murder where would you hide the body? The local recycling depot.



You can find Telling Tales in Kindle and Paperback format here:

You can also catch up with Jane on her websiteFacebook and Twitter



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  1. thanks – when we share our stories we share a piece of ourselves that others might never know. Story is a powerful thing. I tell my kids that our stories are like breadcrumbs through the forest that others can follow if they so desire.

  2. Why thank you Bill – I had the pictures taken a couple of months ago and have only just got around to using them online. And, yes I agree with your comment and a guess ‘a good sense of humour’ is necessary just to be able to do the job.

  3. good sense of humor ( your light touch ? ) – I think nurses get to see all sides of the human condition, in a hospital the masks come off.

    like your new picture Linda.