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Laura is No Newcomer to Writing

A big welcome to first-time novelist, Laura Huntley, and one of Crooked Cat‘s latest finds; her book, Black Eyed Boy, promises some dark excitement, but she’s no newcomer to writing. You say Black Eyed Boy is your first novel. Please … Continue reading

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Charity – The Circle of Life

The Crooked Cat Christmas festivities ends today! Here is a little tale to illustrate the cycle of life in Africa – that continent of survivors. I’m off to Kenya later this month, to hibernate, soak up the atmosphere, and research … Continue reading

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I Get Grumpy at the End of a Day…

It’s always a pleasure to meet new authors, and I am specially proud to to entertain Emma Mooney today. She has recently had her first book published by Crooked Cat, and the quality of her work is therefore absolutely guaranteed. … Continue reading

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Big Ideas From Small Boats

Kathy Sharp’s Isle of Larus is one of my favourite books – brimming with atmosphere and charm – and now she’s produced another one! I am delighted to host her on a very special day. A big thank you to … Continue reading

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Project Me

What an intriguing, honest title for a book! It’s been good getting to know fellow Crooked Cat, Carol Anne Hunter today. I, too, started writing my books from short stories; I wonder how many of us authors have done the … Continue reading

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Writing In Different Genres

The word “genre” was never in my vocabulary before I tried to sell BREATH OF AFRICA to agents and publishers. I am now aware that it provides a convenient means of categorising the misty art of writing books, so that … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Writing

Happy Birthday, Vanessa! You can be a young writer at any age, Vanessa Couchman tells me. She is one of the more recent Crooked Cat “finds”, and I can vouch for the quality of her book. I describe myself as … Continue reading

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You Need to Learn How to Give Speeches…

Great minds think alike (No … we’re not fools)! – Or rather, I’m a greater fool than Miriam Drori, as it’s taken me more months to get around to joining an amazing Institution. It’s great fun, and you learn sooo much. Let Miriam … Continue reading

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I Don’t Feel Like a Writer..

You soon will, Lisa! Lisa Dyer is another find on the fast-growing list of successful Crooked Cat authors, and after reading this story of her journey to publication, I can’t wait to get my hands on her book, which was published last December. … Continue reading

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Full Stop, Capital Letter

Some random thoughts on the vagaries of editing by fellow Crooked Cat author, Pamela Kelt. My High School geography teacher once said: ‘As I get older, I’ve discovered that I know less and less about more and more.’ This describes … Continue reading

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