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Guest Author Spotlight - Rosemary Dight

I am delighted to introduce you to the work of the lovely Rosemary Dight and what a writer she is. BIO I grew up near Twickenham, the home of Rugby Union, and spent summer holidays at my paternal grandmother's home in Portsmouth. Having re-trained as a teacher in my thirties, I took early retirement and travelled. After attending a writing workshop run by Carol Westron, I joined her classes at Denmead and the Havant Writer's group. I have since written both short stories and novels, all as yet unpublished. THE MAN IN RED Tracey lifted eyelid, tentatively. Light assaulted senses with all the ferocity of a summer Sun in Benidorm. She groaned and pulled a pillow over her head. "Feeling a litt

Guest Author Spotlight - Pearl Denham

What a nice surprise this week everyone. My lovely guest author is Pearl Denham and she's written a great poem. Read on. Pearl spent twenty years with young people teaching mathematics and IT and gained a Ph.D researching the fascinating area of ‘Mental Models developed by children between the ages of nine and fourteen.’ In retirement she began to paint finding a particular interest in plants and animals. These included paintings for her grandchildren which stimulated visual imagination and told a story. A ‘Writing for Children’ course with The London School of Journalism helped her to get ideas into words and writing started. Membership of Denmead Writers’ Group with leader writer Carol Wes

Guest Author Spotlight - Chris Talbot

A big welcome to the very talented author, Chris Talbot. Her works are sublime and often very funny indeed. Read on for a treat. Here is her bio. Chris is the author of numerous ‘to-do’ lists and recipe notes. Her goals are to cross some things off those lists and to expand her culinary comments beyond writing ‘Yum’ or ‘Yeuch’ over the recipe. Currently, she is writing about herself in the third person and is mildly amused at this detachment. One of these days, she will write a book. (It’s on one of her lists.) Don’t Bottle It Up by Chris Talbot Kellie strode up to the desk and, hands shaking, she handed over a twenty pound note with the words, “I stabbed him.” Bob opened up the cash box tha

Guest Author Spotlight - Val Portelli

Not only is Val an extremely talented author, she is also a lovely person. I am delighted to welcome her to my blog this week. And here is her bio. The author’s pen name Voinks began many years ago. It started as a joke then gradually spread through the family, so it was an obvious choice when her first book was published. Despite receiving her first rejection letter aged nine from some lovely people at a well-known Women’s magazine, she continued writing intermittently until a freak accident left her housebound and going stir crazy. The completion and publication of her first full length novel helped to save her sanity during those difficult times, and saw the start of her new career. Now f

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