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Get to know me better… author interviews and blogging

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Get to know me… Check out my latest two interviews:

GUM ON MY SHOE BLOG, CLICK HERE talking writing therapy, mental health, self publishing and much more…

And on Lisette Brodey’s WRITER’S CHATEAU, CLICK HERE talking memoir writing, coping with depression, mental health stigma, writing tips,

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My second memoir, ‘39’ is finalist in the eFestival of Words book awards for ‘memoirs’ Very exciting! Just need your votes now! (please :-))

’39’ is 2014 finalist in best memoir book competition

The cover for ’39’ my second memoir

My second memoir, ‘39’ is finalist in the eFestival of Words book awards for ‘memoirs’ I am so excited! ‘My Alien Self’ got to the finals last year (2013) but didn’t win, so if you have read

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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and ‘My Alien Self’ finally a paperback on createspace and Amazon!

Front cover of My Alien Self paperback 2013

‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ is now for published and for sale on Amazon and Createspace! I’ve even ordered my first copies to get to me on Monday 23rd December, so it is a great Christmas present to myself – to finally have

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Tips for self publishing ebooks and writing memoirs from my experiences

Writing memoirs

Make sure you keep to your genre – it is not an autobiography, it is about a theme. Mine was mental illness, so I concentrated on telling the story of why I had mental illness, showing I had mental illness, or showing my recovery, and I had to lose a lot of the

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My top ten writing tips, based on my own experience and learning from many other authors…

I wrote these especially for lovely Emma Murphy (@Emma4FACS on twitter – see the end of the article for more information on this inspirational mother), who asked me tonight for my top five writing tips… Yes, there are ten, but I just couldn’t stop at five! LOL

1. Just write and keep writing, only edit

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My Self Publishing updates, Goodreads, Authonomy, Author interviews and new lower prices for ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ on Amazon kindle

OK, so I gave my e-book memoir ‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ away for free in August for five days, through Amazon kindle. It was downloaded by over 1200 people, which is really pleasing as it means my story is getting out there to people who generally may not have bought it.

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