Tag Archives: Authonomy

Christmas with a Difference

Like many people this year I am tired. I don’t feel like doing new things. I just want to stay quiet, take a breather and sparsely spread my activities among the days so that I have at least one thing … Continue reading

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Setting Out, Setting In

You’re in for a treat today, as Ron Askew , one of my favourite writers, is my guest. We hark back to authonomy times, when he was an enthusiastic supporter of my first novel. He gave me the confidence to persevere. … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

I have known Kristin Gleeson ever since I  tried to find a publisher for my first book, although I’ve never met her in the flesh. The Authonomy peer review website brought many of us close, and we’ve maintained contact through … Continue reading

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Places that Inspire

Today we’re going to join my friend Lela Markham from Authonomy days, as she goes hiking in Alaska. This is the setting for her new book  Mirklin Wood and she gives us tantalising glimpses of her beautiful descriptive prose. Over to you, … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Crowd-funded Publishing

What an interesting piece this is! A warm welcome to Jennie Ensor from Authonomy days. She has certainly taken herself through the mill to get what she wants. I take my hat off to her, and leave her to tell us … Continue reading

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The Places I was in Mentally

Welcome to Sue Moorhouse today, another Authonomy Gold Medallist on our journey to publication all those years ago. Settings to our books has produced some interesting variations on the theme, and Sue is delightfully lateral in her thinking. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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2015 in review

Happy New Year everybody! And very many thanks to my faithful supporters, especially Karen Charlton of Authonomy days, who kicked off the Author Countdown in April to help make my blog such a success in 2015. Thanks also to Jeff Gardiner … Continue reading

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Winter’s Coming…

I have known Claire Stibbe for quite a few years. We met on the authonomy website (now extinct), and have helped each other through several stages of our books. I especially enjoyed her first, Chasing Pharaohs, and Claire gave me … Continue reading

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Claire Lyman has found an Agent! I’m so glad for her, and her story is sobering as well as enlightening. Thank you for sharing, Claire. Your tenacity and dedication are awesome – and the very best of luck for your … Continue reading

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One Lovely Blog Award!

I am honoured to be nominated by the distinguished Nancy Jardine for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’. The award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a “lovely” manner, giving them recognition and helping them reach more viewers. … Continue reading

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