My logo showing my name “Jeanna Louise Skinner” and tagline “Happily Ever After with a Sprinkling of Magic” written in white and yellow curly script on a mysterious dark purple background.

Hello and welcome to my little corner of Romancelandia!

About me

My first name is pronounced like “Gina” (I’m named after the Old-Hollywood movie star Gina Lollabrigida!) I write romance with a magical twist, often featuring characters with physical and mental health conditions, because people with chronic health problems deserve Happily Ever Afters too!

My debut novel, “The Book Boyfriend”, a paranormal/time-travel romance featuring positive mental health and fat rep will be published in October 2021 from Violet Gaze Press.

In 2018, I created UKRomChat, a live Twitter chat featuring romance authors and industry professionals, which amazingly, has been nominated for industry awards! You can find out more about UKRomChat here.

Also in 2018, I developed a rare chronic disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) after an accident at work, leaving me disabled and having to leave a job I loved. On the plus side, I do now have more time to write! It was a family joke that I must have been bitten by a radioactive sloth as a teenager, but I’ve recently discovered that my inability to focus and general snail pace is because I have ADHD, which probably also explains my MAJOR Shiny New Thing Syndrome.

I live in glorious Devon with my husband, our two children and a cat who sounds like a goat. Come and chat with me on Twitter or…

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