Author Profile – Joan Zambelli

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Joan Zambelli Joan made up bedtime tales for her daughters when they were young, but she didn’t begin writing any stories until 1996, after her return to England from Italy.She did a ‘Writing for Children’ Postal Course, and joined a … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Margaret Mounsdon

What did you like reading as a child? Adventure stories and stories set in schools (there were a lot of those in the fifties). I don’t think they’re politically correct now but they were fun at the time. Who is … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Linda Lewis

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Linda Lewis Linda Lewis has been writing and selling short stories for more than 10 years. In the past she has worked part time as a tutor for The Writers Bureau and also given talks, run workshops and judged competitions. … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Henry Mitchell

What did you like reading as a child? I developed a taste for science fiction in grade school and never quite recovered. It wasn’t the fantastic technology that drew me in so much as the peculiar states of mind. Who … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Pat Boulton

Pat Boulton Pat began writing for children on retirement, after completing a course with THE ACADEMY OF CHILDREN’S WRITERS. She has had children’s stories published in‘The People’s Friend’ and ‘Ireland’s Own’. She has had one prior children’s book published in … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Tina K Burton

What did you like reading as a child? Enid Blyton – her Enchanted Wood series and Wishing Chair books had me enthralled. Who is your favourite author and why? It changes, but at the moment M.C.Beaton. I love her Agatha … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Fay Wentworth

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Fay Wentworth Fay Wentworth is a writer of short stories and novellas. Her work has been published in magazines, anthologies, online and won awards in national competitions. She has pursued her love of creative writing since childhood, her first story … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – E. J. Lamprey

What did you like reading as a child? Adventure stories, preferably set in slightly (not very) exotic locations, with several participants Who is your favourite author and why? Maybe Mary Stewart – she wrote so beautifully but the books were … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Rosemary J. Kind

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Rosemary J. Kind Rosemary J. Kind turned to writing after a 20 year business career, although she has written as a hobby for many years. Initially she focussed on non-fiction with a wide range of magazine articles and a book … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Greta Yorke

What did you like reading as a child? As a child I read adventure stories and anything to do with horses.  Enid Blyton was my favourite author and I remember the excitement of visiting the local bookshop to collect her … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Gill McKinlay

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Gill McKinlay I’d always wanted to be a writer but never believed anybody as ordinary as me could become one. Then I bought a copy of Cat World magazine and read an article somebody had written about their cats. At … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Susan Wright

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Susan Wright Susan Wright has been writing fiction since childhood. When she was a child, she used to fill notebooks with long, rambling tales about animals, but these days she writes straight on to a computer and tries to keep … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Peter Lingard

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Peter Lingard Peter Lingard, born a Brit, sold ice cream on railway stations, worked as a bank clerk, delivered milk, laboured in a large dairy, and served in the Royal Marines. He has also been a barman, an accountant and … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Patsy Collins

Patsy Collins Patsy Collins’ stories have been published in a range of UK, Irish and Australian magazines including Woman’s Weekly, Take a Break’s Fiction Feast, The Weekly News, Woman’s Day, That’s Life! and My Weekly. Many of these stories are … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – K S Dearsley

When you need an idea for a story there are many places you can look. If I said that the inspiration for The Bitter Harvest came from the Bible, you might think that I had opened one at random and … Continue reading

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Gillian McDonald-Constable.

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I was born to a mother with wanderlust. My long suffering father and I (and later, my two sisters) followed her patiently, from place to place. The one constant in this itinerant life was the animals. Mum is animal mad, … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Marie Rankin

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So here I am guys, my first children’s story is about to be published on Alfie Dog Fiction. Before now I pretty much wrote for fun, sometimes trying a few agents, but how did it all come about? There I was … Continue reading

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Press Release – Up The Garden Path

Gardening Themed – New Short Story Collection for Patsy Collins Following the success of her three novels, Patsy Collins is looking forward to the publication of her short story collection ‘Up The Garden Path’ by publisher Alfie Dog Fiction. Having … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Heather Parker

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      Profile of Short Story Writer Heather Parker I live in the Lake District with three dogs, four cats and a husband.  As you can see from the photograph, I’m pretty keen on all animals…  This beautiful, gentle … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Regan Macaulay

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Regan Macaulay Regan W. H. Macaulay is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and children’s stories.  She has published a number of short stories, an article for children, and is currently working on a series of middle-grade novels, a … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Deborah Sheldon (Noir Fiction)

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Deborah Sheldon I’ve had many crime-related short stories published over the past few years. Some of them are included in Alfie Dog such as ‘Cash cow’ and ‘Basket trap’. Of all the crime fiction sub-genres, noir is my favourite to … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Iyana Jenna

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A month being a published author  Promoting Your Work March 24, 2013, was such a milestone for me as that was the very first time one of my stories was published. It was a short story, about 5,000 words long; … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Judith Bruton

The sea is my muse. I have been fortunate enough to live most of my life overlooking aspects of the magnificent Australian coastline, initially in South Australia, and now in Northern New South Wales. Trained as a visual artist, I … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Karenne Griffin

Our Dog Benjy, from Karenne Griffin This week was the second anniversary of the loss of our beloved dog Benjy. He was a Border Collie/Labrador cross with a big personality. Most Sundays I would dish up a roast dinner in … Continue reading

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Press Release – Launch of Home Sweet Home

First Short Story Collection for Joan Zambelli ‘Home Sweet Home’ is the first collection of short stories to be published for Leigh-on-Sea author Joan Zambelli. Joan has had over 300 short stories published in magazines in the UK and Ireland, … Continue reading

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