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Dr Jacqueline Jeynes, non-fiction writer, author, editor


Welcome to my author website - working on a new site to make it easier to navigate so make sure you sign up for the Newsletter (just say YES on the Contact Us form) to see it go live 




                     Dr Jacqueline Jeynes

                 Author, Reviewer, and Speaker


      Non-fiction titles to inform and inspire


Still busy writing new books, revising old titles,  and adding new Opera / Theatre Review pages in the new site. 

New in 2024  


Working on the new website  as author Jacqueline Jeynes 

* Ceased trading as Pen Coed Publishing but still have back copies of books available

*Working on a new book to go through to summer 2025 "Have Bag Will Travel!" based on our experiences of travelling with a stoma bag after my husband's operation. How hard will it be?!

See the new page for more details 


There were some new things as a writer and speaker in 2022


* Excited to be an Inaugural Member of the newly-launched Silver Marketing Association
* Speaker at Birkbeck University London conference on Women and Distance Learning in February 2022
* Launch of Managing Health & Safety in a Small Business 2022
* Launch of How a Global Pandemic Changed the Way we Travel in September 2022
* Had a great interview with Kate Delaney for America Tonight radio stations - listen to it here


There was more exciting News in 2023

* Commissioned to write up-dated version of Risk Management: 10 Principles for Taylor Francis - now published 

* Pleased to act as a judge of 3 Categories for the Silver Marketing Association inaugural Awards in June

* Honoured to be Shortlisted for the prestigious British Guild of Travel Writers' award 2023 - best Travel Narrative Book - with "How a Global Pandemic Changed the way we Travel"

* Attended the 10th International Literary Festival in Gibraltar in November, written articles and reviews when I returned (BGTW Press visit)


 Links to more information

To see the latest Newsletter "Writing Notes" - use the Contact Us Form to sign up with message "Newsletter" - or read it online 


There is an excerpt from the first "Meander Through Wales" project featured in the January edition of EGO magazine 


Also a short blog on "How to get your book published" is featured on Writers' Bureau

and a PowerPoint presentation on how to submit a Non-fiction Proposal on 

Additional resources page



 "Managing Health & Safety in a Small Business" published by BEP Ltd (New York publisher) has arrived! Even better, it has lots of Checklists to download. Order on Amazon or email me for more information

"Risk Management: 10 Principles" published by CRC Press Taylor & Francis - taking a more holistic view of Risk Management. Order via their site

managing health & safety, risk assessment, small businesses, guide to health & safety

Current Book Titles

You can find more details about each book on the Titles Available pages, but here is a summary 

POWs, WWII, Military History, Thai-Burma Railway

Before Hiroshima: Forgotten Prisoners of War in Japan, Burma and the Far East

A brief history of what was happening in the Far East during WWII, and stories from those who were taken prisoner by the Japanese as well as their families who were waiting for news of them. 

Just a few copies left of the 2nd edition then Out of Print.

Read a brief excerpt online here.

NOTE: The new version of the book "Before Hiroshima" is published by Chiselbury Publishing: ISBN 978-1-908291-63-9 or Kindle version ISBN 978-1-908291-64-6 - see the review at and order through Amazon UK.

walking in Wales, visit Wales, Wye Valley Way, NLW

Walking Wales: the Art Lover's Guide to Wye Valley Way

Follow Jacqueline as she and her aunt, Jenni, trek 136 miles over 15 days along the Wye Valley Way in Wales. The path follows the River Wye from Chepstow up to the source of the river at Plynlimon in Snowdonia. 

It is a mix of travelogue and memoir as we ventured along this fantastic River, two old ladies wandering around rural Wales!

See the book page for a slide show of places we visited. 

craft books, weaving, peg looms, textiles design

New Peg Loom Weaving book cover

Peg Loom Weaving: All you need to know to get started

First published in 2012 when we made Peg Looms and exhibited at national Craft Fairs, this has now been updated with more reference sources and a new cover. 

Assuming you are not an expert, it covers basic principles of how to set it up, materials you can use, and ideas for your own piece of textile art. 

To see a short excerpt from the book follow this link 

textile design, felt making, sheep's fleece, craft books

Felt ​Making: All you need to know to get started

A companion book to Peg Loom Weaving, it goes through basic principles of wet felting and the process to make a piece of felted fabric.

No special equipment is needed, just a worktop, some plastic sheet or bubble-wrap and hot soapy water. The power source is basically "your elbow"! 

To see a short excerpt from the book follow this link 

business books, risk management, small firms, 10 Principles, Brexit

10 Ps of Managing Risks Post-Brexit: 10 Basic Principles

This is aimed at small firms with little or no in-house expertise in managing risks, and is based on a Check List approach. The cover picture shows window cleaners abseiling down the front of the Blue Tower in Malta - presumably having done their own risk assessment! A new updated version has been commissioned by publishers Taylor Francis so this one will no longer be available after the autumn 2023. 

photobook, art resource, photography, art books

4 Art Resource Books published by BLURB

A series of Art Resource books, photographs of interesting, unusual objects that will inspire you to sketch or paint them!

1. Inspiring Doors - an Art Resource Book. Lots of less-than-perfect doors with fascinating textures, peeling paint, odd shapes

2. Through a Window - an Art Resource Book. Distant scenes through windows or doors, inviting you to use your imagination

3. Reflections: A Distorted Reality - an Art Resource Book. Abstract patterns, colours and shapes reflected in glass or water

4. The Natural World - an Art Resource Book. Credited to my husband Leslie, detailed photographs of butterflies and plants

cover image of scenery for book

Targeting the Mature Traveler

Developing Strategies for an Emerging Market

Published by Business Expert Press in New York, this is a look at who the 'mature traveler' is, what they have traditionally been interested in, and what they are now looking for in the future

Link to buy:

view from a plane window at countryside below

How a Global Pandemic Changed the Way we Travel

Published by Business Expert Press in New York, this is a follow-on from the book about targeting the mature travel sector, this time with the focus on what changed following the 2+ years of COVID restrictions. Crucially, it  identifies where some of the changes are likely to now become the 'new normal'. Even at the beginning of 2023, travel is still an issue globally.

Link to buy: 

Why choose to follow Jacqueline?

art books, photography, photobooks

Informative Book Titles

Lots of informative books on anything from WWII prisoners of war, learning a craft or delving into Art Resource books, exploring the world, to planning a long-distance trek in Wales.


Business Books

Based on many years experience as a Management Training Consultant, writer and tutor, Jacqueline's books offer practical advice and guidance. Look out for books  on Health & Safety Risk Management and Marketing Strategies to Target the Mature Travel sector.

Ordering Books

All of the Books listed are available directly through the links here, by email query to 

or through book distributors Gardners Books for commercial orders (UK). 

Contact us for overseas orders

travel reviews, Finland, Northern Lights

Travel Reviews

Read regular reviews on exciting places to visit, sampling the local food and wine, enjoying a show, or developing your knowledge of the Arts. 

Have a great place you would like us to review? let me know.

Beautiful places around the world - part of my Travel Reviews for Silver Travel Advisor

Niagara Falls, Canada

Finland, Lapland, Northern Lights, travel photography

Spanish barbecue



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