Chasing Death
About the Author

"I view every misfortune as an opportunity to improve my life and that of others."

Jan Andersen has been a professional freelance writer, copywriter and editor since 1999, before which she had pursued a marketing and PR career spanning 25 years, between giving birth to four children; Kristian, Anneliese, Carsten and Lauren.

She writes compelling and diverse commercial copy for a broad spectrum of industries and contributes informative, inspirational and often humorous articles, features and columns on a wide range of topics to online and print media and books around the world.  She is also the author of two fertility e-books; Enhancing Fertility After Age 40 and Improve Your Fertility Naturally.  Jan's specialities include:

- Book editing (fiction and non-fiction)
- Script editing (Screenplays, films)
- Government policies, manifestos and other documentation (confidential)
- Commercial Copywriting - all business sectors
- Website Content
- Articles, Features & Columns
- Business, Personal & Complaint Letters
- Dissertations
- Marketing
- Lesson Plans
- Charities
- Ebay Descriptions

Recently, Jan has decided to concentrate more on her artistic pursuits. Samples of her artwork can be viewed at

Jan also owns and manages several websites single-handedly, all of which she also designed, including the world’s premier resource for older mothers, Mothers Over 40 (, Child Suicide (, a supportive resource for families who have lost a child to suicide and Jan Andersen Writing Services (, which is Jan’s personal business site.

Jan has participated in numerous national and international radio and TV programmes as a result of her websites and written work.

She lives in with her partner and their youngest daughter Lauren Erica and also has a large bunch of gorgeous grandchildren.

Words that sum up Jan: Spiritual, kind, creative, intuitive, compassionate, funny, childlike, loving, positive.

Please feel free to contact me at jandersen8888 at live dot com.

©Jan Andersen 2009 - 2018

All rights reserved
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

Ernest Hemingway
Surviving after loss
Image ©Jan Andersen 2013, Norway
Chasing Death:
Losing a Child to Suicide

ISBN: 978-1-905399-44-4
Publisher: Perfect Publishers Ltd
Pages: 488

ISBN 978-1-905399-45-1 (E-book) £4.44

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All profits from the sale of every hard copy of the book are being donated to CALM, (Campaign Against Living Miserably), an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.