Little Wrecks and Great Launches – Meredith Miller at Writers’ Cafe

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Author Meredith Miller visited Writers’ Café on August 16th, to give us insider tips on the road to publication, how to get noticed and – well – great launches.  And the only example of ‘Little Wrecks’ was the book of … Continued

Plundering the Family Silver … or at least, the archive of experience

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I have been lapping up the coverage for Patrick Gale’s Man in an Orange Shirt and find the source material, the story of his parents’ marriage, deeply moving.   In brief, his mother discovered evidence that Patrick’s father was in … Continued

Arrogance and the Art of Prevarication

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As some of you know, I am in the process of publishing my second novel, The Arrogance of Women, on Kindle. I say ‘publishing’ which makes it sound as though it’ll be up there tomorrow, but alas it is more … Continued

Literary Festivals – a view from the inside

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There was a time when I viewed literary festivals from the outside, as a punter. I wanted books, more book, yet more books and stimulation, the opportunity to brush shoulders with authors, to feel a part of something special.   … Continued