Janet Gershlick is a broadcaster with many years experience
presenting for both the BBC and independent stations such as Capital Gold and Talk Radio UK -
plus several online digital stations. On Talk Radio UK she presented a very successful national
She has also worked in television both locally in East Anglia and
on a national level as a co-host presenting with Trisha Goddard on her Channel 5 problem-solving
She appeared on ‘Come Dine With Me’ (Channel 4) - and came third
(out of four contestants!!)
She previously qualified as a nurse at Charing Cross Hospital London.
Janet has travelled all over the world teaching broadcasting
skills and presenting with British Forces Radio in Hong Kong, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands -
and The British Virgin Islands.
She attended The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York to study
Her love of writing and storytelling began to emerge when she
first arrived in Southwold, Suffolk over twenty years ago and wrote ‘Southwold. A Place to Love‘
about the stories behind the inscriptions on the beach huts, its many benches and the small
brass plaques on the pier.
Several years later she wrote ‘When The Sky Falls In’ - the
Journey of Grief.
She is a regular contributing writer for online publications
She toured ‘When The Sky Falls In’ all over the world, as a
performance piece - and it was received with applause, tears and all other emotions. Despite
the challenging words performed she has many funny stories to share - and many treasured memories
that encouraged her to keep moving forward.
One of the highlights was performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.
"Surrounded by so much talent it was an exhausting, liberating and powerful few weeks"
Janet then discovered a love of performing and after a summer
in Southwold when with the ‘smallest theatre in the world’ in situ (room for two only…) she
challenged those on the promenade to tell her their life issues and problems that she claimed she
could solve in three minutes - and mostly did! She now hopes to tour with a stand up performance
full of stories, humour and experiences. She also broadcasts from her caravan -
which can be seen on YouTube.
She continues to write and has many more book ideas...
The joy of storytelling, writing and sharing is immeasurable.
janetgershlick - Conversations from my Caravan