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Who is J. L. Harland?

J. L. Harland isn’t one person, it’s two. It’s the name used by two authors who write together as well as separately. J. L. Harland came into being when Jacqui and Jan decided to write together. Their debut novel, Elin, is currently seeking a publisher. Elin, under the name, Janet Laugharne, was longlisted for the Cinnamon Debut Novel prize in 2016.

Elin is set in Wales and tells the story of Elin Fiorelli, a woman haunted by the past and the challenges in her life both at home and in work. It is set in the fictional Prifysgol Brynderwen, Cardiff.

A sequel is in the planning stage. We’re looking forward to afternoons in the pub plotting together to develop further conflicts in Elin’s life. More secrets, more drama, more complications are on the way. Promise!

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