Writing is more fun if you live in interesting places. Jan Payne and husband Tony have lived on a houseboat on the Thames – on an island in Scotland and at the moment in a farmhouse in France.
For a while they ran a children's pop-up card company called Payne Family Cards.
For the last few years they have concentrated on writing stories for children. Simple stories like Plummet and The Hippo-NOT-amus for very young children. Funny stories, like Not Again Annie, for children who are a little bit older.