The Black Widows

The Black Widows

By   Publisher  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN  1497300290

ANSI  1497300290

Published in   Mystery Thrillers,


What makes a woman kill the man she has loved? Three women from different backgrounds, brought together by their determination to make a fortune from their unsuspecting husbands. Carefully selected, the men are lured into the widow’s trap, completely beguiled, until their ultimate disposal. The women meet regularly to discuss their progress and compare notes on new methods of termination. It seems they are invincible. A journey back in time gives the reader an insight into the women’s past and the reasons for their determination to seek revenge on the men they marry. But even in death, all is not as it seems.

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

Why women kill the men they love.

Do you write full time or part time

Full time

How do you structure your day when you write

Everything else takes second place, unless I need time out to think.

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

Sometimes for hours at a time, during the day, or evening, or early morning, depending on inspiration.

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

Currently I am scripting The Black Widows, although I have several novels in the pipeline.

What inspired you to create this book

I met a lady who had been married several times, all three husbands had died, she had inherited from all so was very rich. My imagination took over...

What genre do you write in and why did you choose it

I have several crime/thrillers which probably stem from the fact that I worked in law for twenty five years. However, I also have a number of children's books.

How much research did you do on your book? (If it applies)

I researched ways to poison for this book, and the effects of various poisons on the body. My husband was seriously worried.

How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

I won my first writing competition when I was sixteen, and my first children's novel was published when I was 45. I've done a lot of evolving...

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

I just really enjoyed it from start to finish. The hardest thing was trying not to finish it too quickly.

What was the most rewarding

Seeing and feeling my characters coming to life.

If you had to start over, is there anything you would do different


How have you evolved from when you first started writing until now

I have learned a lot over the years. Reading and reviewing other people's work helps a lot.

Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

I just start writing once I get an idea, and let the story evolve. I cannot stick to a plan. I read recently that one famous writer plans a story for months and then writes it in eight days. I couldn't do that, but different things work for different people.

How much dialogue do you have with your readers

I would love to discuss with readers, but as yet haven't had the opportunity.

Do they influence your writing

No. Pure imagination.

Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing

When I first started I belonged to a group and it was very helpful getting feedback and reviewing the work of others in a similar genre.

Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have

It's mostly grammatical or typing errors, not structure or content.

Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing

My first English teacher was my hero and she encouraged me to write what I see in my mind.

Do you have any tips or useful resources on marketing

Always think out of the box.

How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)


What are your thoughts on book series

If you have an idea that will work in a series, then go for it.

How long do you think a book should be? (Pages or words)

When I look for books to review I tend to stick to under 300 words. Books of 500 words or more I find quite daunting.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers

Reading/review swaps are a good way to get reviews, although somewhat slow.

What advice would you give to your younger self today

Go for it and don't compare yourself to other writers.

What is your favorite book or film

Book - The Painted House by John Grisham. Film -The Truman Show

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall

I have a book trailer for The Black Widows. I'm not sure of their impact or whether they help sales, though.

What are you working on next

Scripting The Black Widows for a drama series.

When you get frustrated, how do you deal with it


What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

Follow your heart not your head.

About the Author

Jane Finch

I have always needed to write. I remember at school sneaking to the far end of the playing field at break times with paper and pen and just scribbling down short stories and poems. Now after twenty-five years working in English Law I am free to write and that's what I tend to do all day - together with reviewing other people's work and turning my hand to script-writing.