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Welcome to my blog – a place where I will share my journey; the things I learn along the way and the people and places that inspire me.

In the Shadow of an Elephant launch.

​ It's no secret that writing In the Shadow of an Elephant was an emotionally charged experience for me. Allowing raw emotion to flow onto the page is as cathartic as it is confronting. Not only was I working through the grief of losing my mother, but I also wanted to offer a legacy to the girl who had endured her own tragic loss and had been trium...
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When Illustrator Meets Manuscript by Sandra Severgnini.

In my last blog post, I shared the story behind my latest picture book, In the Shadow of an Elephant . Now I would like to share with you Sandra's creative process as the illustrator of our book.   I also recommend visiting Sandra's website to view more of her fantastic work. www.severgnini.com .   Over to Sandra. Anyone that knows m...
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Little Spiral by Pat Simmons - Book Review.

'In a pearl-like egg, hidden in the rainforest, Little Spiral grows.' It was this magical beginning from Pat Simmons delicious new book, Little Spiral that dragged me from my book review hiatus. Nature can be one of the harshest environments to navigate. Little Spiral must not only survive his early day's but must also learn to thrive and continue ...
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​Author Etiquette – Some helpful advice - Part 3 by Georgie Donaghey

Here is part 3 of my Author Etiquette article. Competitions Always read the guidelines. Never tell the organisers of that competition they are wrong unless you legitimately find an error within their guidelines. Never request to make a change to your submission after the competition date has closed. If it is a paid competition, always ensure y...
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Author Etiquette – Some helpful advice - Part 2 by Georgie Donaghey.

Here is part 2 of my Author Etiquette article. Reviewing Reviewing books is a great way to enhance your skills as an author and build your name within the community. It also helps bring your name to the attention of publishers. Some key points to remember when putting up your hand to review: Don't commit to review unless you have the time to do so....
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Author Etiquette – Some helpful advice - Part 1 by Georgie Donaghey.

Dear Ms Lawyer, I have a pending legal matter that needs urgent attention.I know you are no doubt busy with other cases but I believe reading through my 20,000 word complaint, providing detailed feedback as to what action I need to take should take you no more than a day or two. As you have undoubtedly dealt with dozens of these cases providing the...
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R E J E C T I O N – Not a four letter word but just as bad by Georgie Donaghey

I was recently asked by a writer friend how do I handle rejection? After so many of them I guess you could call me a rejection pro. I realised long ago being accepted by a publisher straight away wasn't going to happen. I had to earn my stripes. What I did know was I would be published. You've heard the phrase 'believe it and it will happen' well, ...
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