Jenny Twist (author)

I am an English author living in Spain. I write mainly fiction in a variety of genres.

Jenny twist

Jenny Twist was born in York and brought up in the West Yorkshire mill town of Heckmondwike, the eldest grandchild of a huge extended family.

She left school at fifteen and went to work in an asbestos factory. After working in various jobs, including bacon-packer and escapologist’s assistant (she was The Lovely Tanya), she returned to full-time education and did a BA in history, at Manchester and post-graduate studies at Oxford.

She stayed in Oxford working as a recruitment consultant for many years and it was there that she met and married her husband, Vic.

In 2001 they retired and moved to Southern Spain where they live with their rather eccentric dogs and cat. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, knitting and attempting to do fiendishly difficult logic puzzles.

Since moving to Spain she has written four novels and numerous short stories.

In July 2018 she was awarded the coveted TOP FEMALE AUTHOR award in Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal/Science Fiction by The Authors Show

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All in the Mind

An Open Letter to Stephen King and Other Essays

BEWARE the President’s Hair

DISAPPEARED (book 2 of the Mantequero series)

Domingo’s Angel



 For the Love of a Child

Sins of the Father

Six Tales of Christmas

Take One At Bedtime.

Tales from the Dark Side

 The Owl Goddess



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Tilly takes part in an experiment to cure Alzheimer’s and discovers she is getting younger.
Two girls on holiday in Morocco are stalked by a couple of sinister men and find themselves involved in international crime.
A collection of popular essays, magazine articles and blogs about life, the universe and everything.
Everybody is terrified when the President's hair comes to life.
A well-loved teacher never returns from a holiday in Spain and 2 friends go to find her.
The story of a young Englishwoman moving to Franco’s Spain, based on the real experiences of the people of Los Pueblos Blancos of Southern Spain.
A desperate young woman commits suicide, or so she thinks, and ends up in an alternative dimension.
While Richard dreams of a beautiful blonde woman every night, Christine is in a coma, dreaming of him.
Five short stories about a mother’s love for her child.
A Spanish teacher escapes her domineering family and goes to Spain for Christmas, where she meets a very unusual man.
A young teenager goes to Spain to find out about his mysterious father.
Six short Christmas stories, some humorous, some thought-provoking, all heart-warming.
An anthology of short stories, mostly speculative fiction, ranging from (mild) horror to SciFi to romance
An anthology of short horror stories.
This book is a compilation of the three Mantequero stories: Mantequero, Disappeared and Sins of the Father; with the addition of two new stories: The First Mantequero and The Last Mantequero.
A novel based on the von Däniken theory that the gods were spacemen. Set in the prehistoric Mesolithic age with the goddess Athena as a young girl and Prometheus, a young cave-dweller, as the main protagonists.