Jan Hurst was born and grew up in Hackney and educated in London and Sussex. Jan worked for over fifteen years in consumer journalism, on broadsheets and magazines and co-authored numerous healthcare books, had short stories published and started a family. After moving from London to Cambridge Jan became freelance features editor on an early education magazine for Times Supplements and more recently has written and edited everything from a consumer help website to an educational guide to cemeteries, to fund an MA in Creative Writing and buy more time to write fiction. Love Child, a thriller about surrogacy, based (loosely) on her experiences as features editor on a parenting magazine, was shortlisted for the Myriad Editions First Drafts competition.
Jan is represented by KHLA.