About Mary Jayne

Mary Jayne Baker is an award-winning romance author from Yorkshire, UK. She is represented by Laura Longrigg at MBA Literary Agents.

Mary Jayne Baker grew up in rural West Yorkshire, right in the heart of Brontë country… and she’s still there. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love them. She was the recipient of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy of the Year Award 2020 for A Question of Us.

Mary Jayne also writes funny, heartfelt romance novels under the name Lisa Swift, and Second World War sagas as Gracie Taylor.

Recent Titles

The 24-hour Dating Agency

How long does it take to find true love?

Love at First Fight

A hilarious modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

The Never Have I Ever Club

Seizing the day has never felt so good!

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