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The English Writing Festival: can anyone write a memoir?


A very inspiring event. Follow the link for the full write-up!



Always entertainment here on Lucinda’s blog!

lucinda E Clarke

At last we were on our own, but was this a good thing? We flew from Bangkok into Kuala Lumpur and got ourselves to the hotel with no problem. Then we collapsed into bed – no, to sleep, we had no energy left for anything else! We’re both at that stage now when the spirit is willing but the body has had enough by 10 am.

Since they didn’t serve dinner at the hotel, we ventured out in the evening and had a long discussion on the pavement as to which way to go – DH always has to turn the map upside down, I don’t. I must have a revolving brain or something like that. As usual I wanted to go one way and he wanted to go in the opposite direction – all a bit stupid really as we only needed to get round to the other side…

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So, Who Published Sophie’s Quest, Anyway? A Pretty Fascinating Person!

And I can concur with all of what Sonja says about Jo Holloway!

Sonja Anderson

Sunpenny Publishing Group has been conducting a series of interviews with all of their authors (led by Val Poore, a barge-living woman in the Netherlands, who is pretty fascinating herself!)

The authors come from all over the globe. What is interesting about Jo Holloway, our publisher, is that she herself seems to come from all over the globe!

Read more about her interesting life in Africa, sailing the Indian Ocean, and more:

I know one thing is for sure–I’m very grateful that she developed a fascination for sailing somewhere along the way, because that is one thing that helped her be interested in Sophie!

Speaking of Sophie’s Quest, if you know of anyone with a Kindle, it’s on sale right now for just 99 cents.

Click here for the link!

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Broken Dreams

Source: Broken Dreams

Digital Marketing

Lovely and honest!

Lynn M's Blog

The other day, I further stepped into the 21st century by using another facet of digital marketing for my books.  I had joined Twitter, obtained an author website and regularly blog through Word Press but I had not figured out how to use the popular site You Tube.

So, I finally did a little research on how to make a video with my limited equipment.  I saw that I could use the camera and microphone on my Smartphone or tablet. Then, I sat up a display showing the cover of the book.  I propped it up and used some fabric as a backdrop.

The biggest challenge was holding the phone or tablet focusing on the cover and speaking into the microphone.  Then, I had to use the other hand to hold the book from which I was reading.

I felt like The Cat in the Hat when he…

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#rapidfirebooktag via @vallypee  I nominate ‪@swirlandthread ‬@TheQuietKnitter ‬‪@carolJhedges ‬@fatdogsfrance

I’ve loved these Rapid Fire question blogs, and am amazed and honoured to be mentioned here too….Thank you, Caryl!

Mrs Bloggs' Books

I was nominated by the lovely Valerie Poore to answer rapid fire book tag questions. Ooh err, here goes.

eBooks or physical books?

Both. I love physical books but use a kindle a lot because my hands don’t work properly any more. Ebooks are easier
Paperback or hardback?

Paperbacks, although I have bought hardbacks written by a favourite author if eagerly awaiting their latest book.
Online or in-store shopping?

I buy most of my books online but can’t resist going into a bookshop.

Heroes or villains?

Either as long as they have a good side (I know, I know but it’s fiction innit)
A book you want everyone to read

Watery Ways: Valerie Poore. I keep going on and on about this book but it is just a lovely read about a woman doing up an old canal boat in a historic harbour in Holland singlehanded and making it into…

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Rapid Fire #Book Tag #Books #Reading

Enjoyed this a lot and have done one of my own too!


Thanks to Kate from The Quiet Knitter for tagging me. Here we go….

eBooks or physical books?

Physical… but kindles are so handy.

Paperback or hardback?

Paperback for ease of reading but hardbacks look great.

Online or in-store shopping?

Probably works out mostly online.

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