Jan Casey first heard the little-known account of Waterloo Bridge, The Ladies’ Bridge, being built by women during the Second World War, while on a Thames riverboat tour. The story fascinated her and The Women of Waterloo Bridge, Jan’s first novel, is the outcome of her exploration into that event that had, until now, been erased from history. Before becoming a published novelist, Jan has had short stories and flash fiction published.
Jan was born in London but spent her childhood in Southern California. She was a teacher of English and Drama for many years and is now a Learning Supervisor at a college of further education.
When she is not writing or working, Jan enjoys cooking, reading, swimming, walking and spending time with her grandchildren.