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.
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Are there any Ian Roper fans out there who would be willing to write about the series? I haven’t been able to find any copies of this series written by Janie Bolitho here in the U.S. to read so I cannot offer any opinions on the subject. We want to start more discussions about the writings of Janie Bolitho, her characters, her story lines, etc. Where do you see her characters going after the last book in the series?
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News in Cornwall England has been added to the website in a widget on the sides. We don’t have any other news about the author and we haven’t received any fan fiction from any of our fellow fans in either the Ian Roper or even the Rose Trevelyan series. Either one or both would be greatly appreciated. Since we cannot expect any new stories by our favorite author it is up to us fans to keep her stories alive and share them on this website. And even one of the other stories she has written would be okay too.
Sadly, we cannot find any of her books in our local libraries and the few books we have been able to collect we had to put in storage when we hit the road. There are no eBooks available of the books either except for one place where they scan in the whole book and make it available as a PDF eBook and even read it online. That is the Open Library Organization. “At its heart, Open Library is a catalog. The project began in November 2007 and has been inhaling catalog records from some of the biggest libraries in the world ever since. We have well over 20 million edition records online, provide access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and link to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon when we can. The secondary goal is to get you as close to the actual document you’re looking for as we can, whether that is a scanned version courtesy of the Internet Archive, or a link to Powell’s where you can purchase your own copy.” Only two of Ms. Bolitho’s books are available on Open Library that you can read in eBook format and you can read them online, download in Acrobat Reader PDF or even ePub. The PDF file will probably be a larger file as they take the books and scan them in page-by-page into one file.
Till next time. Maybe we will find some of her books in a used book store and be able to add more content to the book pages themselves. But we really would like to have fan fiction stories from writers, non-published writers or just series fans.
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.
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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.
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Over the last couple of months we have received some great correspondence from a few people about Janie Bolitho and her great works of fiction. One of them was a collaborator for her first book, Kindness Can Kill. We will let you read the email for yourself:
Hi I do not know if it is of any interest to you. I helped Janie with the with research into the Coroners process on Kindness Can Kill. I was a Police Coroners Officer at Slough Police Station during the mid to late eighties. Janie kindly credited me in that book, I still have the signed copy she sent me. I had no idea she had passed away, far to young. She certainly created a body of work in a very short period for people to remember her by.
Please feel free to email me if I can be of any help. Continue reading “Correspondence of Interest”
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.