Jane Buckley was born in Derry/ Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in the late 60s and is the author of the Stones Corner Volume 1, Turmoil and Volume 2, Darkness. Jane is currently working on Volume 3, Light due for release in September 2022. The final in the tretalogy Volume 4, Hope will be available in late Spring 2023.
Like many of her generation, she had to leave to find work elsewhere. At the naïve age of 17, she moved to London, where she lived and worked for over twenty-five years before moving to Nice, France.
Along with her husband John (born in Cork, Ireland), they finally returned home in 2017 and lived in Donegal. They love it but have forgotten how unpredictable the weather is!
Since Jane lived predominantly in London throughout the awful time known as “The Troubles”, it was apparent – and still is today – not all the facts of the horrific events in Ulster – perpetrated on both sides of the warring factions – were presented in an accurate and unbiased way. This bias was especially true in mainland Britain.
Over recent years, the couple recognised that many of the people they’d been fortunate enough to meet on their travels worldwide didn’t understand why or how the conflict here in the North of Ireland began and why it continued for three decades.
Jane found this particularly frustrating and decided to take it upon herself to inform them and others by writing a historical fiction series based on her own childhood experiences and around events from this horrific period in Ireland’s history.
She says writing was a frightening project at first, given she’d never written anything substantial before but, being Jane, she’d write not just one novel, but a tetralogy, hence Turmoil, Darkness, (Light and Hope!).
Jane believes that we need to move on from “The Troubles” as a country while never forgetting how and why they occurred. In recognition of the hardship and suffering endured by so many of our friends, family, and neighbours, we should continue to embrace the healing and reconciliation process.