Emerging Writers Guest Post #53 – About Debbie Martin – writing about challenging subjects

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Guest Posts

About the Author, Debbie Martin: I live in the UK, on the south coast in an idyllic thatch cottage. I’m widowed and have two teenage daughters, but don’t let the ‘roses round the door’ image fool you. Since being widowed I’ve done many things, including paragliding off a mountain and internet dating – not that dissimilar actually! Internet dating encouraged me to write my first book and that gave me the writing bug big-time. I’ve since written two more books, including my...

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Emerging Writers Guest Post #48 – Why I love (and write in) the young adult genre ‒ Jack Croxall

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Guest Posts

I remember the moment I first wanted to become a writer. I was sitting in my early-teenage bedroom reading The Amber Spyglass in between stints of homework, GameCube and playing electric guitar badly, when *spoiler alert* star-crossed adolescents Lyra and Will were forced into parallel universes never to see each other again. Before starting the His Dark Materials trilogy I had bypassed the young adult (YA) genre completely, instead choosing to graduate straight from...

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Emerging Writers: Guest Post #19 – Why poetry, if you can’t stand reading it?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 in Guest Posts

Adam Moursy was born in New York City in 1986. He’s lived in and around the city ever since, with much of his adult life influenced by street culture, heavy drinking, and overall debauchery. To no surprise, he writes what he knows — hard-hitting anecdotes from both the past and present, without many frills. He was first published at the age of twenty-four, and has appeared in several lit mags and poetry journals in the US and UK. A witty and insightful look at...

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Movie news & a new month long chance to win signed copies of The Jerusalem Puzzle & The Istanbul Puzzle

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Competitions

Last month’s winner of a paperback copy of The Jerusalem Puzzle was Jamison Duncan. Please email me Jamison (lob@yourasms.com) with your address! This month I am offering a free copy of The Jerusalem Puzzle & a unique advance reader copy of The Istanbul Puzzle, both signed, posted anywhere in the world. An exciting offer has come in from a Hollywood producer to make a movie of The Istanbul Puzzle, shooting to start within eighteen months, so I expect these signed...

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Emerging Writers: Guest Post #8 Divergent Lives – Twins, real sociopaths at the edge

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Guest Posts

A native of New York City’s “El Barrio,” Minnie Lahongrais is a mother and grandmother who works as a litigation secretary for an international law firm by day. She has always been an avid reader. As a child, she would sneak books to read under her covers at bedtime by the light of a penlight her father secretly gave her. Her current novel, a psychological thriller entitled “Divergent Lives” was released December 12, 2012. It is the story of...

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