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Meet Elizabeth Guizzetti, author of The Light Side of the Moon

Elizabeth is not a cyborg, she is human – so begins her biography and it introduces us to someone who lives and breathes science fiction and fantasy.  She is the author and illustrator of independent comics and graphic novel series Faminelands and Lure and a comic book series Out for Souls & Cookies! Her first book and the first in this series is called Other Systems published in 2012. The second book in the series is The Light Side of the Moon. She believes the best advice for all aspiring authors and artists is “Believe you have a story worth telling and get to work!” Continue reading

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An interview with Graeme Smith, author of The Awakening of Abraham Brown

This week I’d like to welcome Graeme Smith to the hotseat. Graeme was born in Exeter and his first book, The Awakening of Abraham Brown, is dedicated to the memory of his father, Freddie who saw action WWII, his mother Trena who was in Military Intelligence and two uncles who were also killed in action. His book is not a regular war story though and according to reviews is well worth reading so don’t be fooled by the cover. Continue reading

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Meeting Jane Yeadon, author of Telling Tales: growing up on a highland farm

Jane describes herself as a late developer when it comes to trying out the writing gene that flowed through her family. After a long career as a nurse and midwife, retirement saw her put together a book about her mother’s life with her sister. Since then she has written four books, It Won’t Hurt A Bit is a recall of nurse training in Aberdeen in the Sixties. It Shouldn’t Happen To A Midwife is set in Belfast and Call Me Sister finds her in Edinburgh and Ross-shire. And finally, Telling tales. She is currently working on her next book. Continue reading

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Match + Ranking = understanding Amazon for Authors

Amazon is not just the world’s largest online store, it is also one of the world’s largest search engines too. But, rather than offering up a list of websites to visit as Google or Bing might do, it serves you a helping of the products it happens to be selling.  The key to an author understanding how Amazon works is to accept that what we’re working with is a complex mathematical algorithm which determines which, of the millions of choices available, are going to be seen by the average user. Continue reading

Friday Fictioneers – Ten green bottles

It’s been just over a couple of years since I last participated in Friday Fictioneers with it’s challenge of the 100 word short story. It’s great to see Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields is still hosting the whole shebang. The usual rules apply, the photo copyright belongs to GL MacMillan. If you’d like to find out more about what Friday Fictioneers is and how to get involved, you just need to follow the instructions on Ms Rochelle’s site for more info. Continue reading