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What I Looked For—And What I Didn’t—And What I Found by Gun Brooke

Writing a story, whether a short story or a novel, to me, it’s a lot about exploring the unexpected, the desired, and, quite often, a combination. What we end up doing, and loving, and with whom…life can sure show is in the strangest of ways. I remember loving Cherry Ames books, and other books about… Continue reading What I Looked For—And What I Didn’t—And What I Found by Gun Brooke

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Spoiler Alert! by Jenny Frame

For a solitary child, reading was really important to me. I enjoyed going regularly to the library with my mum and picking out some new books. I think the first book I remember loving, reading and rereading was, Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak. I loved that book, and even though I was… Continue reading Spoiler Alert! by Jenny Frame

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A Song on My Shoulder by Justine Saracen

I’d always loved classical music, and living with a pianist for ten years, I had plenty of it in my life. But other than singing in college choruses and working in opera management, I was a purely a consumer. Deutsche Grammophon soaked up a ton of my money over the years. Even after beginning to… Continue reading A Song on My Shoulder by Justine Saracen

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Writing what I like to read by Kadyan

Hello everybody, I am a French author and I have already published over thirteen books in French. From the beginning, my motto has been to write what I would like to read. My first book about pirates in Caribbean sea was published in 2005 and Willowra in 2007. While I was reading lesbian English literature… Continue reading Writing what I like to read by Kadyan

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READING OR DEVOURING? by Aimee

I have never liked much the expressions for “voracious reader” – bookworm, “rat de bibliothèque”, “Bücherwurm”… I’m neither a rat nor a worm. But I have to admit I can’t remember a day in my life when I haven’t read a chapter or two. As a child, I had a steady diet of the Famous… Continue reading READING OR DEVOURING? by Aimee

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Looking up at my books by Eden Darry

I moved house at the end of last year, and one of the things I was most looking forward to was having somewhere to put all my books. I’ve always loved books. Books take you somewhere far away and no matter what’s going on in your life, for that hour or few hours, you can… Continue reading Looking up at my books by Eden Darry

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History is Written by the Winner by Michelle Grubb

Imagine if it wasn’t. Imagine if everything we know about history was written from an alternative perspective. I wonder would we see differently the stories of famous women in history. When described as ‘attractive, slender and graceful’, would Florence Nightingale have preferred strong-willed, determined and sometimes a little clumsy (don’t take this as a historical… Continue reading History is Written by the Winner by Michelle Grubb

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The question I dread by Amanda Radley

I’ve been writing professionally for just over five years now. I’ve won a Lambda Literary Award and been shortlisted for several mainstream awards. I’ve been blessed enough to have had run away successes and number one hits. I don’t say this to toot my own horn, but to give you some context when I tell… Continue reading The question I dread by Amanda Radley

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Every Monster Has a Job to Do by Jess Faraday

The idea behind my upcoming novel, The Fiend in the Fog, took root many years ago. It was the summer before I entered teacher training, and I was working in a day care centre in Tucson, Arizona. It wasn’t a posh daycare — one of my fellow teachers had an ankle bracelet, courtesy of Arizona law enforcement.… Continue reading Every Monster Has a Job to Do by Jess Faraday