A.S. Face 0709: Jane Lark

Jane Lark

I started writing my personal journey from when I first started suffering with AS on a blog called Battling Ankylosing Spondylitis this year.

I started suffering with AS in 1991. I was not diagnosed until 2007. When in the end I diagnosed myself on the internet, I went to a doctor and said “Do you think I have this?” In 1996 I started writing and then while AS was my burden, writing became my escape.

After years of writing I have finally succeeded in winning a publishing contract and my debut novel is due to be published 2nd May 2013 (writing fiction has been my preferred painkiller for years and now I can share my escapism characters).  Sapphire Star Publishing are the publisher. If you want to find out more about me go to www.janelark.co.uk  or like me on my Facebook author page or follow me on twitter @janelark

I have a lot of people who read, comment on and re-tweet my AS blog, one of my real breakthroughs was discovering other people knew what I was going through, I felt normal then, so I love connecting with other people who have AS. People have said on my blog “You’re talking about me aren’t you?” It’s so great to have others who understand what you go through.

United Kingdom


13 Responses to “A.S. Face 0709: Jane Lark”

  1. Dear Jane,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, congratulations on your book!
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. So true……to have others who understand is a blessing !!!

  3. Thank you for sharing your story. I also appreciate being able to connect with others that have AS. I’ve learned a lot and met some terrific people.

    • I can’t tell you how valuable the AS people I connect with are to me, without people who understand, I just feel like a moaning fool 🙂

  4. Just wanted to let you know I am still trying to get your mailing address so I may send your Faces of AS wristband to you.
    Sincerely Cookie

    • I am having a bad time this week, so I’ve decided not to put up a post on my blog this week, but when I do the next one, I’ll put links in on my side bar to here 🙂

  5. Hey, congrats on the novel!

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