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Why writing an “easy read” is actually hard to do #amwriting

It’s almost two years since my feel good read A Way from Heart to Heart was published. I was looking over some old posts I’d written around release date, and I came across this one I wrote for American author friend Mary Waibel, about books that are “easy to read”. When I’m writing, I spend a…… Continue reading Why writing an “easy read” is actually hard to do #amwriting

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Author Mary Waibel on using Tweetdeck to manage Twitter

Twitter is a great asset to authors – a place to find out and share information, as well as to tell the world about our books. The trouble is, it does take quite some dedication to make the most of it. And we can’t be on Twitter all the time, because when are we actually…… Continue reading Author Mary Waibel on using Tweetdeck to manage Twitter

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From the darkness of Grimm to Disney’s fantasies: what draws us to fairy tales?

I’m delighted to welcome author Mary Waibel back to my blog today.  You may remember Mary’s visit last year, and if you weren’t around then, please do check out her brilliant interview. Mary is the author of the Princess of Valendria series (Quest of the Hart, Charmed Memories, and Different Kind of Knight).  Her stories…… Continue reading From the darkness of Grimm to Disney’s fantasies: what draws us to fairy tales?

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Good to meet you…author Mary Waibel

A few weeks ago I read Mary Waibel’s first novel, Quest of the Hart, which is a lovely reinvention of a fairytale.  It’s a reverse sleeping beauty, where the princess goes on a quest to save the prince.  The villainous baddie is also a female.  It was brilliant.  Power to the girls! I’m delighted to…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Mary Waibel