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Thursday, July 20, 2017

BAHAMIAN AUTHOR TANYA R. TAYLOR ROCKS!


This is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor. Tanya is now working on her 18th book! All of her books have made Amazon Kindle’s Top 100 Paid Bestsellers’ List in several categories. The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

"UP THE GARDEN PATH" - GARDEN THEMED COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES BY PATSY COLLINS


British author Patsy Collins’ Collection of 24 short stories, “Up the Garden Path”, is available to download free until July 16th.

Patsy, the author of four novels and working on a fifth, lives on the south coast of England with her husband, photographer Gary Davies. When she's not writing, she says she travels with her husband in their campervan acting as his photographic assistant. She sometimes gives talks to writing groups.

Her short stories (500+ published to date) have appeared in a range of UK, Irish, South African, Canadian, Swedish and Australian publications. Some of her stories are available to download from Alfie Dog Fiction. Patsy's website is http://patsycollins.uk


CLICK HERE FOR "UP THE GARDEN PATH"




Sunday, July 9, 2017

THE DIARY OF A NOVEL!

I started writing my romantic suspense novel “Love at Sunset” on June 6th, 2014, the 70th anniversary of “D” Day. I finished writing Chapter Fourteen of the novel in a night time blackout on July 4th, 2014, scribbling the final few pages of the chapter in a notebook by flashlight and then typing them up in the morning after the power came back on. I finished the first draft of the novel (30 chapters and around 80,000 words) on August 3rd, 2014.

I spent two months editing and polishing it up. Then I started sending it out to literary agents and publishers in the U.K. and U.S. I had decided if I got to 100 submissions without my novel being accepted, I would consider self-publishing.

By the 70th submission, an author friend, who has had considerable success with her books on Amazon and other online retailers, suggested I put together a collection of my short stories and publish them on Amazon, which I did. The book, released December 13th, 2015, is called “Sunbeams from the Heart– A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories”


Sunbeams was so successful that I decided to publish Love at Sunset on Amazon.

First I decided to do some more heavy editing of the novel and it was finally released on Amazon April 26th, 2016. 


Since then I completed a mini-memoir “The Scottish Connection: A Journey Back”, which was released December 6th, 2016, on Amazon. 


And there are more books in the pipeline!



Thursday, July 6, 2017

AUTHOR CHARMAINE L. SMITH AND HER DELIGHTFUL CHILDREN'S BOOKS!


This is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about local author Charmaine L. Smith, who has published two delightful children’s books - “Skinny Minnie” and “The Hopeful Donkey”. The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.