The Viney Agency


Janet HoggarthJanet has had several jobs, she got a job in a bookshop, then a job at Bloomsbury Children’s books, finally ending up at Scholastic Children’s books with her own office (yay!) commissioning books. Janet has always made up stories (Why I Was Late For Work – I was partying with the band, man… etc). So she ventured forth into the freelance writer and editor world and had several books published before having three children. During the small children wilderness years she started DJing (a passion of hers) and got a job once a month partying, er, DJing at a local cocktail bar. Janet now juggles her time between her three young children, writing, DJing and looking after her two mental cats.

Janet lives in South East London with her three kids, a friend and her small daughter, two cats and a million records. It’s chaos.

Her The Single Mums’ Mansion was signed to Aria in 2017 in a three book contract and was published in 2018. The second title, The Single Mum's Move On, was published in 2019. The third title and concluding title in the series, The Single Mum's Secrets was published in 2020. Slam have optioned TV/Film rights to The Single Mums' Mansion.

A two-book contract was signed with Boldwood in 2021 with the first title, Lone Star Calling publishing in 2022.


Everyone's got secrets... but not everyone can keep them..

Recently widowed Louise is facing life as a single mum of three. As her sister Christa keeps telling her, the tragic accident that claimed the life of her husband was just that: an accident. So why does she feel so guilty...?

At long last, Carl's winning the battle against his demons; he's in therapy, he has a new girlfriend, and he loves life in The Mews where he's surrounded by friends who feel like family. But then he gets some news that will change his life forever...

Christa can't have kids and she's okay with that – even though her (ex)boyfriend suddenly isn't. A one-night stand with her gorgeous neighbour Carl is the perfect way to move on... until it results in a shocking surprise.

If she's going to face her new future head-on, Christa must finally deal with a long-buried secret from her past... but she's going to need all the help she can get. Can the residents of The Mews pull together to make sure everyone gets their happy ending?

Will these single mums be able to move on from life in the mansion?

BIBLIOGRAPHY:The Single Mums' Secrets (Aria/Head of Zeus, 2020); The Single Mum's Move On (Aria/ Head Of Zeus, 2019); The Single Mums’ Mansion (Aria/Head of Zeus, 2018); Gaby's Angels, (OUP, 2013).