Born in Falmouth, Cornwall on 1 January, 1950, Janie Bolitho enjoyed a varied career before becoming an author –- she worked as a psychiatric nurse, debt collector and as a bookmaker’s clerk.
Often basing her novels in her hometown, she is the writer of 12 Roper books and the seven books featuring young widow Rose Trevelyan. She also published grittier books under the pseudonym Jodie Sinclair. Jane Bolitho died of breast cancer in 2002. A keen football fan, her favourite team Plymouth Parkway FC renamed their groudn Bolitho Park in her honour after her death.