Author Profile – Georgie Foord

Georgie Foord My love affair with the English language began at the age of four when I taught myself to read. I clearly remember the “eureka” moment when the squiggles on the page swam into focus and actually meant something. … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Perry McDaid

What did you like reading as a child? Blyton; Christie; Wells’s Short Stories; Conan-Doyle; Rice-Burroughs; CS Lewis; Woodhouse; Creasy; Verne; Coolidge; Richards; Crompton and a bevy of Blackthorn abridged classic which led to later forays into the full-length. Oh, and … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Judith Bruton

Judith Bruton The sea is my muse, writing and art my means of expression. I have been fortunate to live most of my life overlooking aspects of the magnificent Australian coastline, initially in South Australia, and now the Far North … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Michelle Martin Dobbins

What did you like reading as a child? Any book I could get. I read them all. I once missed my bus stop because I was reading on the school bus. My father had to chase down the school bus. … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Jackie Tritt

Jackie Tritt Jackie lives in Australia, on the Victorian coast, where dolphins play in the shallows and koalas wander down the street. She migrated from England many years ago. A retired science teacher, she now writes and is published in … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Beverley Argent

What did you like reading as a child? Oh, there were so many! Before books could take me away the Storyteller Magazine series honed my imagination and wonder. These Serialised stories from everywhere in the world came with a tape … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Prue Harrison

Prue Harrison Author. Writer. Editor. Prue has a passion for words. To write, to read, to talk. Born and educated in England, Prue moved to Singapore over half her life ago. She has completed her first women’s commercial fiction novel … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Karenne Griffin

Karenne, who writes novels and short stories, was born in Australia but now lives in South Wales. What did you like reading as a child? I used to find National Geographic magazine totally fascinating. I’m sure it stimulated my interest in … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Peter Pitt

Peter Pitt Born in Hendon, Middlesex, and lived for most of my life in the London area. I have been retired now for a few years. I began writing in a very small way when I was 17. I wrote … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Theresa Van Meter

What did you like reading as a child? Anything I could get my hands on. I got into trouble on more than one occasion at the table. Instead of eating my breakfast, I would be reading the cereal box. Who … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Tom Rhoyd

Tom Rhoyd During my years at ‘varsity in various under- and post-graduate roles, I had some publishing successes away from my degree courses. Thereafter, I moved into the corporate world to write innumerable technical reports. After too many years of … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Derek McMillan

What did you like reading as a child? I really enjoyed Science Fiction and Arthurian stories. However in truth I read everything on my old dad’s bookshelf. So there was The Call of the Wild Rubiyat of Omar Khyamm alongside … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Pam Ramage

Pam Ramage I am married to Tom & live just outside Kilmarnock. We have two sons, John & Robert, a grandson, Jack and a Border Terrier, Tina. My hobbies include, reading, writing, entering competitions & wildlife. I’ve always written poetry … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Allison Symes

What did you like reading as a child? I loved the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton.  I was always fond of George.  (I also liked Jo in Little Women.  Spot the tomboy theme!).  I also adored Roald Dahl (who … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Hilary Halliwell

Hilary Halliwell I live with my husband Mike and our two cats, Daisy and Blue in Dorset. I had always wanted to write but lacked the confidence to take that first step and enrol in a creative writing class. When … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Melanie Dixon

What did you like reading as a child? I used to enjoy reading Judy Blume’s books and a variety of biographical stories such as The Other Side of the Mountain. Who is your favourite author and why? My favourite author … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Lorna Broomfield-Carradus

Lorna Broomfield-Carradus Lorna lives in Northern Ireland with her husband Lee. She spent most of her childhood with her nose stuck in a book fuelling her ambition to become a published children’s author. This ambition was fulfilled in August, on … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Pam Ramage

What did you like reading as a child? I read everything that Enid Blyton wrote. Loved the ‘William’ books, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, The Katy Books and Elinor M. Brent Dyer ‘Chalet School’ books. (Still have some!) Who is your … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Samantha Tonge

Samantha Tonge Samantha lives in Cheshire with her lovely family and two cats who think they are dogs. Along with writing, her days are spent swimming, willing cakes to rise and avoiding housework. A love of fiction developed as a … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Schimri Yoyo

What did you like reading as a child? I was an eclectic reader as a child. I loved fiction and nonfiction books. Dr. Seuss, of course, was a must when I was really young. As I got to grade school … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Sharon McGregor

Sharon McGregor I recently moved half way across the country to live close to my daughter and her family. At least that’s what I tell them Actually it was to exchange the frigid Manitoba winters for the more moderate weather … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Anne Goodwin

What did you like reading as a child? Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie and the Just William series from Richmal Crompton. Who is your favourite author and why? It varies from hour to hour, but I’m going to say Ann Patchett … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Mary Raebel

Mary Raebel After living in several different cities, I found there is no place like home. My husband and I are raising our son and daughter in the same city where I grew up—in the heart of America. It’s a … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Kate Blackadder

What did you like reading as a child? Everything and anything! All the girls’ classics; boarding school stories like Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers books and the Jennings and Billy Bunter series; books on my mother’s shelves by Jane Duncan , … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Pauline Lachman

Pauline Lachman I left the shores of then British Guiana (now Guyana) for the wilds of Canada in the mid 1960’s. My husband taught secondary School and I primary. Living in rural communities I grew to love and cherish the … Continue reading

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