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Tuesday, 11 January 2011

December Authors

In Case you Missed Them

December Authors

WARNING: Content of some books may contain excessive swearing, scenes containing sex, violence or matters of a sensitive nature and may not be suitable for people under the age of eighteen.
Margaret Anthony


Margaret Anthony

About the Author
Margaret lives in Norwich and after many years of nursing came late to writing. Her favourite reading material is Historical Fiction. She also writes in that genre and has one completed book called, The Spirit Of The Butterflyand is currently working on her second, The Flour Man.
Margaret has recently been offered a publishing contract for The Spirit of the Butterfly, but after professional advice is having a re-think about the offer and is presently still open to discussions elsewhere.
Margaret's Blog is presently under construction, but you can see more about her and read an excerpt from her present work in progress. The Flour Man on there in the meantime. To visit Margaret's blog CLICK HERE

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Alison J Butler


Alison J Butler

About the author
  • Alison Butler was born into a musical family in Liverpool in the 1970’s. Married three times, she found true happiness when she met her third husband, Dave Butler, at her local quiz night in Lancashire. Between them, they have seven children and three grandchildren.
  • Alison worked for over ten years in the entertainment industry as a professional singer. After the birth of her fourth child she gave up singing to study for a social sciences degree.
  • While researching for her dissertation, Alison stumbled across a small excerpt in a history of crime and punishment book highlighting the true story of a woman named Margaret Dickson who survived a public execution. This incredible story inspired Alison to write her debut novel, using eighteenth-century JC court records, broadsheets and marriage/birth certificates.
  • Alison travelled to Edinburgh while researching for her novel and visited the National Archives of Scotland to view the original JC Court records of Margaret Dickson’s trial. Staff brought out the ancient documents along with an unopened verdict envelope, its red wax seal intact. When asked if she wanted the envelope opened, Alison declined the offer. After all, it had remained unopened for nearly 300 years.
  • To see more of Alison and her books on her Blog CLICK HERE


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Valerie Helps


Valerie Helps

About the author
Valerie Helps has had an interesting life. She has lived in many countries: East Africa, Australia, Crete, the Peloponnese (mainland Greece) and France.
Since 1990 she and her photographer husband have cruised extensively along the French waterways in their canal boat and more recently have been involved in the restoration of a 200-year old farmhouse in the Loire Valley region of France. Valerie has kept a journal recording all her experiences and is currently writing and illustrating another children’s book about the wild life that live around their property.
While living in Australia she established “Valerie’s Page” a highly successful children’s page in a major Sunday newspaper. “Freckles the Fawn” was deemed to be the favourite amongst her many hundreds of weekly readers and seven of her “Chanky Tales” featured in her own television series in Canberra. Her four children and her African background were the inspiration for all her children’s stories.

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Jill Pennington


Jill Pennington

About the author
Jill Pennington was born in West Yorkshire and lived there for 36 years, she then emigrated to Italy where she now lives with her three children on a farm with lots of animals, she grows and sells fruit and vegetables with her partner Massimo. She enjoys cooking for family and friends. She also manages property for other Brits and gets roped in to restoring/renovating/redecorating their houses.
To see more about Jill you can visit her website CLICK HERE

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Nicole Scheller


Stella Deleuze (Nicole) and Iguana!

About the author
I'm the author of two completed books, No Wings Attached, a paranormal romantic comedy, and And you think it's funny, a collection of comical short stories about every day's life.
As a freelance novel-editor, I specialise in synopses and plot-development. http://synopsisandbookfactory.wordpress.com/
In May 2010, I joined Authors on Show as a team member, offering 500-word-edits for our authors. Other duties are to search for new talent to showcase on our sites
I write under the pen name Stella Deleuze. Excerpts of both books can be read on my blog. CLICK HERE

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Tim Ellis


Tim Ellis

About the author
Tim Ellis was born in London, grew up in Manchester, and now lives in Essex with his wife and five Shitzus. In-between, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps at eighteen and completed twenty-two years service, leaving in 1993 having achieved the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 (Regimental Sergeant Major). Since then he has worked in secondary education as a senior financial manager, in higher education as an associate lecturer/tutor at Lincoln and Anglia Ruskin Universities, and as a consultant for the National College of School Leadership. His final job, before retiring in 2009, was as Head and teacher of Behavioural Sciences (Psychology/Sociology) in a secondary school. He has a PhD and an MBA in Educational Management and an MA in Education.
He has been learning the craft of writing fiction for four years, and is the author of eight novels including Warrior – Path of Destiny and Scourge of the Steppe (Adult Historical Fiction); The Knowledge of Time – Second Civilisation (YA Science Fiction, which is being published by Wolfsinger Publications in 2011); Orc Quest – Prophecy (YA Fantasy); Solomon’s Key, A Life for a Life, Body 13, and The Graves at Angel Brook (Adult Crime Fiction).
To see Tim's website CLICK HERE

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Jerry Evans


Jerry Evans

About the author
ABOUT ME: I was brought up in Cambridge, England, but now live in London, with my two children. I used to work for a global investment bank, but left for teaching, which now keeps my mind young!
INTERESTS:  Children’s story telling, mountaineering, conservation [particularly of bats. I have sponsored a breeding programme of rare Rodriguez Fruit Bats at Jersey Zoo.
WRITING BACKGROUND: I have for as many years as I can remember written and told short stories to children, whether to my school friends when I was young, to pupils in local schools, or in recent years to my own children.
Examples of earlier written stories, but as yet unpublished books:
-           The little rain drop [a child’s story relating to the water cycle] 16pp.
-           Adventures of the little dragon of Llantrisant  [3 stories each of 40pp]
-           The adventure tree [5 stories each of 30 pp]
However, this is my first children’s story that I have decided to get published.
It all started when I was in my local park with my children on an autumns’ morning, with a cold wind blowing the leaves and the occasional bits of paper around. My children were getting bored, and were looking to go home. They started kicking and jumping on the windblown leaves and papers. I said to them that they might jump on a rare animal that lives in the park -called leaf bats- and kill them; [ which I changed to Paper Bat, later that evening]. The rest is history.

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