Jane Lockyer Willis
About Jane Lockyer Willis
Jane grew up in Warwickshire before moving to London to study English, Speech and Drama at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama:
Past experience includes the stage, amateur and professional; acting in plays for BBC World Service Radio and teaching. For many years she ran her own company, Speakwell Communications, offering tuition to adults in modulation, pronunciation, and presentation skills.
Jane has written a number of stage and audio plays, some of which have been performed here and abroad and she is a member of The Society of Women Writers & Journalists.
In 2018, Jane’s play Plaza Suite came 4th in the Barnet Drama Festival and together with Bryan Hourihane won the Comedy Award for their portrayal of Mr & Mrs Hubley, the stressed out parents of Mimsie, the bride who won’t come out from the bathroom.
Her short stories have won The Irene Swarbrick Award, the John Walter Award twice, and for poetry, The Elizabeth Longford Award.
Guys and Ghosts is her first full length novel.
Review of Cocoa and Cuddles
Harrow Times profiles Jane (January 2017)