Diary of a Prison Officer is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on rachel@rachelsrandomresources.com with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

Diary of a Prison Officer by Josie Channer

Genre: Women’s Fiction / Black British

Tour Dates: 11th - 15th October 2020

Publication Date: 1st August 2020

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF or Paperbacks

Standalone Novel

Estimated Word Count - 76k

Types of post available: Reviews or limited Author supplied Q&As and extracts

Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0892J2XLZ

It’s 2003, Tony Blair is still Prime Minister and a shy loner from east London, Amber Campbell, joins the prison service searching for purpose.

Behind the walls of the women’s prison Amber is determined to prove that she has what it takes to become a tornado officer. She makes a pact with two close friends to support each other no matter what. However, the three Black women struggle when they experience discrimination and disappointment at every turn.

There is rising racial tension in her home town when far right local councillors are elected. Amber reflects on the prison system in her blog and takes an emotional journey off the beaten track through Africa to find love.

“I wrote the novel because I felt that the stories from the women of Holloway Prison needed to be told. From the prison governor, officers and prisoners, they all have a story to tell of love, heartbreak and triumph” says Josie Channer. 

About Josie Channer

Josie worked as a prison officer at Holloway Prison for many years and has a unique and specialist knowledge of how a prison is run.


Josie likes writes about criminal justice system, politics, women’s issues and Black British history. Her work has been published with online political magazines a number of times. She is passionate about addressing the barriers that women of colour face.

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