Fan questions for the group we received this past month. We thought it would be better to post in the blog so that all the fans of Janie Bolitho could help answer the questions. Below are three emails from two different fans that could use some help answering:
Subject: Ian Roper Series
January 27, 2017 at 9:35 pm
Hi. I am looking to buy the novels from the Ian Roper series either new or second hand. I have picked up 4 of them for a reasonable price second hand on ebay. I was just wondering if you or your members have any of them for sale. I was also wondering if this series should be read in the order they were written, or are they each just separate stories solved by detective Ian Roper? Thank you.
Subject: Ian Roper series availability
January 25, 2017 at 6:20 am
Hi. My mother has just finished reading the Rose Trevelyan series which she thoroughly enjoyed. She is now wanting to read the Ian Roper series. I am finding it extremely difficult to find the Ian Roper series new, even though the Rose Trevelyan series can be found just about anywhere. Is there a reason for this as far as you know? Apart from Amazon, do you know of anywhere I might find the Ian Roper series new? I am in Melbourne, Australia. Thanks.
Thank you Julie for your two emails. We have posted your questions here so that all of our fellow fans may be able to answer you more accurately than I. Good luck on your search. I know that the Ian Roper series is no longer available anywhere in our local libraries anymore and are very hard to obtain on Amazon. Too bad her family couldn’t petition her former publishers to re-publish all of her stories in eBook format that all of us around the world could get copies.
Subject: Rena George
January 23, 2017 at 3:23 pm
Dear Janie Bolitho Fansite, Janie Bolitho is my favourite author and I own all seven of her Rose Trevelyan books. I’ve just started reading the Loveday Ross Cornish Mysteries by Rena George and discover they are a pastiche of the Janie Bolitho series. Do you know if Rena George has openly expressed where her inspiration came from or if it is mere coincidence? Thank you very much. Best wishes, Wendy
Thanks so much Wendy for your email. I haven’t read any of Rena George’s stories but you might want to contact her directly with your question. Her website has a Contact information page: http://renageorge.com/index.php/contact/
If you can help answer the questions above use our CONTACT US form and we will post the answers in our next blog post. If you are a subscriber to this blog you should be able to post your answers in the comments section below. Yes, we would also love to receive some fan fiction stories about any of the characters in the Janie Bolitho story lines. So get writing people and start sharing!
We can now buy the whole Rose Trevelyan Series in eBook format available on Amazon Kindle. Can’t wait for my local library to get their copies. Sadly, the Ian Roper series is not available yet nor any of her stand alone novels. We will just have to keep petitioning Amazon to have the other books moved over to eBook so more people can enjoy them.
I really love a good old fashioned paperback or hardback book to read but now that we are living full-time in our RV and traveling we just do not have the room for books. Thus, I try to find my favorite books on Amazon or available on OVERDRIVE through my local library. Continue reading “Buy Rose Trevelyan Series in Ebook Format”
We are finally up and running for the holidays. At least we hope so. For all the subscribers of the Janie Bolitho Fan Info Blog we have had to make a few changes to the website and our web hosting service. Hopefully, this new service will be more effective than the last two we have tried over the last 6 months. To help with those changes we had to delete our subscribers file and for that we apologize. If you have tried to sign-in before you may have found that you were no longer subscriber to the blog. You can always re-register again. Continue reading “Up and Running for the Holidays”
We have had this fan site up and running for years now and Ms. Bolitho has been gone for over 10 years but we still read her books and wish for more. More and more of her books are disappearing from bookstores, online and in our libraries. That is a real shame, especially since I haven’t had a chance to read any of her stand-alone novels, the Ian Roper series or even the book she released under the alias Jodie Sinclair. Sadly, only three of her Rose Trevelyan books are being offered in eBook format through Amazon. With my mom and I traveling around the state of Florida in our old RV this past year we had to leave all of our paperback and hardback books in storage. There is not a lot of room in an RV for books. We are asking that all of our fellow fans take a few minutes and fill in the blanks around the website. We are asking for more interesting synopsis on all the books, fan fiction using either Ian Roper or Rose Trevelyan as main characters or even a combination of both, we need different pictures of the author and stories about her life and interactions with other people. If you have a Janie Bolitho story we would love to post it on the blog. As you can see from the Home Page we have posted what we have found so far and could use the help. Continue reading “Sell Your Janie Bolitho Books”
We have started a new round of emails and requests for more information on the life and times of our favorite author, Janie Bolitho. We are hoping to create a more comprehensive biography with pictures and video of this wonderful author. The local librarian in Cornwall was very kind to email one of the synopsis of one of the Ian Roper series books but are unable to type up anymore. Since none of those books are available to us here in our local library I was a little disappointed but do really understand. They did offer to copy her obituary from microfiche in the Falmouth Packet which I appreciate but cannot do right at the moment. These are not available online and the local paper hasn’t responded to my request for more information. Continue reading “Still Searching for Info”
We are still looking for fellow fans to send in some fan fiction stories. It would be a hoot to mix and match up different characters from fiction that you like and put them together in a short or long story. What would Rose and Ian be like together trying to solve a mystery while Ian was on vacation in Cornwall. How about Mrs Marple? Would Rose and Mrs. Marple get along or do you think there would be friction? There are so many combinations of stories that could be written and would be really appreciated by the fans. I am a pretty lazy writer and haven’t really written any fiction or I would do it myself. I know there are at least 1000 fans out there and if just a couple would start the ball rolling, who knows, we could be getting some great stories posted.
My personal favorite would be mixing a story with one or two of my other favorite authors such as Dorothy Gilman’s Mrs. Pollifax character; Sandra West Prowell’s Phoebe Siegel Character’ or possibly even Barbara Comfort’s Tish McWhinney. Sadly, Dorothy and Barbara have already passed away and Sandra only published three books and nothing else has been sent out in years. It would be really nice to have some more stories with these great characters. And fan fiction is not copyright infringement it is being done all over the web. Besides, fan fiction can only help the booksellers out there because they generate renewed interest in older books.
We are calling for all the Janie Bolitho Fans to create and send us there Fan Fiction. These stories can be about any of the characters that Janie Bolitho has created and you can even combine characters as well. We just ask that you be true to the characters traits and mannerisms, keep the story rated “PG”, and you can modernize the worlds if you like. These stories are just for the fun and enjoyment of the fans of her work and in no way should be considered as copyright infringement. We enjoy the stories and would like for them to continue. You can even write stories of these characters visiting other worlds and/or times of your other favorite book characters or even mix them in with your favorite movie. You can even introduce yourself as a character in the story. How fun would that be?
You can send us a Word Doc, PDF, or Text file with your Fan Fiction, Fan Art or Mini Movies to our email: jolene dot macfadden at janiebolitho dot info.
We look forward to hearing from you. All your aspiring writers out there get busy and all you fans out there share what you know!