Author Interview

There are so many different outlets for authors to try and publicise their books, it’s difficult to decide which ones to use. Blog, web site, Facebook author page, Twitter, Amazon author page, You Tube – I have all of these but keeping them up to date can take up all the hours which should be …

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Interview re Alderslay background

Shortly before I went into hospital, friend and fellow author Paula Harmon interviewed me about the background to my latest book release. As ‘Alderslay’ had a long time gap between first draft and publication, it was interesting to remember the circumstances concerning some of the events, and even the reason for the change of name …

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World story telling Day- Blandford Festival

This weekend is World Storytelling day. To celebrate the occasion Blandford Literary festival have organised an online production on Facebook with authors providing videos of themselves reading short stories, poetry, extracts from their books and a myriad (told you I loved that word) of all things literary. Circumstances prevented me from producing my own video …

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Aspects of authors -Introduction

This is the first in a new series in which we look at some of the different facets of writing. There are plenty of ‘How To’ books, webinars and blogs available on the mechanics of being an author, but I thought it would be fun to approach the subject from a different angle. If you …

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Birthday bloggers – Summer Changes, Winter Tears

Many years ago I visited the island of Malta, and although I have seen some drastic changes over the  years, it remains in my heart.  'Changes,'  told the story of an unadventurous young woman living in London, working in a respectable job,  then deciding to live in Malta when she falls in love with the …

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Characters and Q & As

As a change from my usual short stories, I thought it might be interesting to do something slightly different this week. Many authors are introverts, preferring to sit tapping at a keyboard instead of shouting ‘Buy my book.’ Fortunately, book bloggers are supportive in helping to spread the word, and one way of doing this …

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