Janet Hoggarth

Janet Hoggarth


Janet Hoggarth has worked on a chicken farm, as a bookseller, a children’s book editor, a children’s author, and as a DJ (under the name of Whitney and Britney). Her first children’s book The Whole Joke Book was Bloomsbury Children’s Books bestselling title until Harry Potter knocked it of its perch. After the writing bug bit her she published several other children’s books, more recently under the pseudonym of Jess Bright.

Her first novel for adults, The Single Mums’ Mansion, reached the number one slot on the Amazon fiction charts and has been optioned for TV by Slam Productions. Two more books subsequently joined the series: The Single Mums Move On and The Single Mums’ Secrets.

Her latest book Who Do You Think You Are Maggie Pink? was published by Boldwood to rave reviews in 2022.         

Janet lives with her husband, three children and an extremely needy ginger cat in East Dulwich, London.

Janet Hoggarth

Latest Release

Who Do You Think You Are Maggie Pink? by Janet Hoggarth

Maggie Pink is a lot of things to a lot of people, but does she know who she really is?

Maggie is a mother to a stroppy teenager, a wife to a befuddled husband, and a daughter to two very different women. She has always known she's adopted, but has she ever understood what that means? Not really.

Following the death of her mother, Maggie finally feels able to go in search of her birth mother Morag, and heads to the Highlands of Scotland with her disgruntled daughter Roxie in tow, leaving her crumbling marriage to worry about another day.

The family reunion is bittersweet, but everything is blown wide open when Roxie unearths Morag's explosive teenage diaries. Why did Morag give Maggie away? What really happened all those years ago, and how have the echoes of the past resounded through the generations, like ripples in a puddle?

And when all the secrets and promises are out in the open, will Maggie finally have an answer to the question - who do you think you are Maggie Pink?

    Other Publications

    by Janet Hoggarth

      Who Do You Think You Are Maggie Pink?
      The Single Mums' Secrets
      The Single Mums Move On
      The Single Mums' Mansion