elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Jan Tempest (December 6, 1904 - October 26, 1988)

Irene Maude Mossop (married name: Swatridge) was born on December 6, 1904 and passed away October 26, 1988. She was also known as Faye Chandos, Theresa Charles (writing with Charles John Swatridge), Leslie Lance, and Virginia Storm.

Theresa Charles was the joint pen name of Irene Maude Swatridge and Charles John Swatridge, neither no longer living, a married couple. Leslie Lance was primarily the pseudonym of Charles John Swatridge (1906-64) and taken over by his wife Irene (1904-88) when he died, though of course it is probable that she had an input in the earlier titles.

They were a very close couple and had a sheep farm in Devon.

Alan Boon (of Mills & Boon) had serious discussions with Jan Tempest about her novel Without A Honeymoon when she introduced the idea of a illegitimate child -- he felt she would encounter difficulties with the Irish audience.

As an author for Harlequin Romance, Jan Tempest published three novels. and one as Faye Chandos.

Jan Tempest's Books on Amazon: Jan Tempest

Source: http://mysteryfile.com/blog/?p=362



1938, Cover Art by G. Fitzgerald




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