WOMAN WHO LEADS. (Nii-Gaan-O-Se-Kwe.)

(Nii-Gaan-O-Se-Kwe)

NEWS.

 

SITE UPDATED - 18/03/17.

TO FIND OUT WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN MY LIFE LATELY, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN.  THE EARLIER NEWS IS FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE.  UP-TO-DATE MESSAGES ARE AT THE TOP. 

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'The Gypsy's Kiss' is out now! Feb 2017. As e-book and soft back, on Amazon and many other platforms! And here's the cover. I love it! To read a good sample before you buy, go to Amazon and check it out!

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Just sent back the first set of edits for my new book. And received the final cover picture! Waiting for the release date now, then it will all over the place!! Watch this space!

YAY! 2017!

And for me the New Year has started with a bang! I've just signed the contract for a new book! And with a new publisher too! 

'The Gypsy's Kiss' is a Contemporary Romance, with a hint of the supernatural, and not a billionaire playboy or a pair of handcuffs in sight! It will be released before the Summer. Keep checking back for updates. Oh, and my new publisher is in America also, but this story is a very 'English' one!

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Here is the cover to my new novella from my lovely American publishers, Fire Star Press. It has been released sooner than I was expecting, and in plenty of time for Hallowe'en 2016! It's a supernatural story with elements of time travel and possession, as well as greed and jealousy and what they can do to a person. I hope you enjoy it. If you read it, please leave me a review. Thank you. 

 

 

Last week, I signed the contract for my latest book with Prairie Rose Publications in USA! It's my first supernatural, a novella, and it will be coming out at the end of October 2016, just in time for Halloween! WOOOOO!

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Just been told by Facebook that its a whole year since my latest Western book 'The Secret of the Silver Star' published by Robert Hale in London, came out. Hard to believe its so long since I was opening the box with the first copies in. It's still for sale on Amazon.

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Well guess what? I have no new releases coming out just yet, but have found out that all of the books published by my American publisher, Prairie Rose Publications, are now being sold right across the USA in Wal-Mart and Books a Million! That's great news! It means so many more people will see and get the chance to buy our books! Yes, mine too! YAY! Go PRP! 

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Today, I was at the Annual prize giving awards for the Lancashire Authors Association in Lytham St Annes. I only received two seconds and a third this year, still, it was a good day anyway. Congratulations to everyone who received a prize.  (photo to follow.)

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I am now Membership Secretary for the Lancashire Authors Association. The Association is probably the oldest association for writers and lovers of literature in the UK (unless you know different of course). It's been around for almost 100 years now and is still going strong, with four meetings a year in venues around Lancashire. It's a lively group, we have regular writing competitions too, with certificates, money and lovely silver cups to be won! I was lucky enough to win some of the prizes in 2014 and 2015. If you look further down the page there is a picture of me being presented with one of the cups. 

If you'd like to join, or just want some more information, email me at [email protected] or phone me on 01254 385833. If you'd like to check out the website first, go to www.lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk

 

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I recently gave a talk about my journey to publication, with a Power Point presentation to the Great Harwood U3A group. It was a bad day weather wise, but there was a fair turnout and it all went well, despite me forgetting one important item! Never mind, I'm ready to do another one any time anyone wants it! 

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HEY! I'm on Google!! I am!

There was a great write up on me in the Lancashire Telegraph a week or so back. I got a full page to myself! Complete with photos of two of my books and a piccy of me riding Western style!! Just go to Google and put in  'Clayton cowgirl' and you'll see me there! It was a great write up.

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On Monday 14th September, I am being interviewed on Radio Lancashire at 3 pm, if you're around please tune in!

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01/08/15 

I reckoned that if I'm writing Westerns I should have a try at riding Western too! Yee Haw!

Okay, here we go! I can't get any more on here as they are all too big! But it was great fun!

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I now have the cover for my new Robert Hale novel, 'The Secret of the Silver Star'. This book will be out on 28th August 2015 but it is available to pre-order on Amazon right now!

 

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This is the Kindle boxed set of Western Romances by five different authors, including yours truly! If you liked to watch Westerns on tv when you were younger, these books will take you right back there! Cowboys, pretty girls, horses and guns, they're all here! Available for just 99 pence right now from Amazon. 

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Okay, yesterday, 06/06/15, I was awarded two silver cups, and eight prize certificates in the Lancashire Authors Association annual competitions, one cup was for the best children's short story and one was for the best adult short story! Just missed out on Writer of the Year by a whisker! Still there'll be another year! I am also Membership Secretary of the Association, so contact me if you want to join and stand the chance of winning a great silver cup!! 

Here's me with the Mayor of Lytham, receiving one of the two cups I won for my short stories. 

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 I now have the cover art for my latest book with Prairie Rose Publications in America. Here it is, what do you think? The book is now available to buy in soft back or ebook from Amazon.

 

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Today, I received a box of books from America, these are the Valentine's anthology 'Cowboy Kisses'. My story 'Hearts and Red Ribbons' is in it, along with some very good writers. It's available now on Amazon, in print and for the Kindle. Take a look.

 

 Yesterday I signed the contract for my latest full length Romantic Western to be published by Prairie Rose Publications in USA! YAY!!!! Entitled 'Eyes like the Sea' it has all the ingredients you want from a Romantic Western, ailing heroine, drifter hero searching for something. They are thrown together by Fate, and drawn together by Love.

I am beyond delighted that PRP think my book is good enough to be published in America!! Coals and Newcastle come to mind here!!

 

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I have now signed the contract for my long short story to be included in an anthology from Prairie Rose Publications, it should be out at the end of this month, the cover has been done. Isn't it great!

 

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 My Book 'SAINT OR SINNER' is now part of a Kindle boxed set alongside five other Western Romance authors from the same publisher, Prairie Rose Publications in USA. What a thrill it is to see my book there!

 

 

I have also been asked if I would like my recent interview by Tom Rizzo to be featured in a new print anthology, alongside more authors and other people he has interviewed. He has actually interviewed the original 'Lone Ranger' Mr Clayton Moore, Hopefully I will be alongside him, as I live in a place named Clayton-le-Moors!! Of course I agreed, wouldn't you! I will be spreading the news loudly when it is out!

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 16/9/14 

I have just been featured in a post on the site of Tom Rizzo, Storyteller from USA. He interviews a variety of authors for his post each month, and I was delighted to be asked to contribute. His questions were very interesting. I hope my answers were too! Why not go and check it out? www.tomrizzo.com  when you get to his site, go to 'Authors and interviews' then across to 'Storytellers 7', there are some great interviews on there.

 

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12/09/14 

 Today I signed the contract with Robert Hale publishers in London, they are going to publish my latest book, 'The Secret of the Silver Star'!

This will be my third book with them. Of course I don't have a publishing date for that yet, it will be late summer I think but I will keep you all posted on that as I get to know the details.

 

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 I have managed to download a couple of nice reviews for my book 'SAINT OR SINNER' published by Prairie Rose Publications in USA. I am particularly proud of the one that says  -

"It is obvious this author knows her horseflesh,

and the Western genre."

Thank you Linell Jepson.

 TODAY, 12/08/14 I have received a lovely 5* review from another author. Julie Lence.

 5* AMAZON REVIEW FOR ?SAINT OR SINNER?

Julie Lence Author

5 Stars for Saint or Sinner by Gil McDonald.

Gil McDonald's Saint or Sinner is a fast-paced page-turner. The story begins with bounty-hunter Vance chasing after a gang of outlaws. Having the men in sight, Vance's horse is shot out from under him before he can fire off a round. His horse tumbles head first, lands on top of Vance and injures him. In the middle of nowhere, with the sun beating down on his head, Vance is rescued by an odd father and son team. Accepting the ride to town, Vance climbs into the back of the wagon to find a boy who won't talk or look at him. Later, Vance discovers the two men who helped him aren't just odd, they're downright vicious. The son is married to the boy's sister, Molly. Accompanied by his father, the son abuses the boy and Molly on a daily basis, prompting Vance to help the boy and Molly escape a life of torture.

This story is mainly told through Vance's POV, and he is one heckuva hero. The strong, silent type, Vance endears himself to the reader from the first page. He has a strong set of morals and I liked how he thinks matters through before jumping into a difficult situation and bringing more harm than good. Molly is a sweetheart of a heroine. She's accepted her lot in life, bearing the brunt of her husband's hand to shield her brother. When Vance presents himself as the only chance at freedom for herself and her brother, her emotional faith is as strong as her physical strength, bringing to climax justice being served while tears fill the eyes.

Ms. McDonald's voice is refreshing. Her narrative urges the reader to keep reading, and her characters are those you'll remember long after you've finished the book. I look forward to reading more of Ms. McDonald's work.

 

Check these others out -

Most Helpful Customer Reviews For ?Saint or Sinner.? From Amazon USA.

4.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Western read! July 19, 2014

By Linell Jeppsen

Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Saint or Sinner is a fine western novel about a bounty hunter named Lee Vance. Reclusive by nature and sometimes scorned by society for his choice of occupation, Vance rides alone and is happy enough with life- until he meets Molly and her little brother, Michael.
After losing his horse and sustaining a number of injuries while pursuing a band of outlaws, Vance goes to a local horse dealer for a new ride. That is when he notices the numerous cuts and bruises on the woman and her sibling. Intrigued and saddened by the overt abuse, he makes a life-changing decision to spirit those two innocents away from the men who are holding them virtually captive.
What follows is a novel of love and sacrifice...

Positives- This is a fast mover. It's obvious this author knows her horseflesh, and the western genre.
Negatives- Although I thought this book was well-written and edited there were a couple of stylistic bugs (IMO). Too many adverbs in the beginning made me stumble, but also seemed to fade away as the plot-line unfolded.
Also, the author used the term "bloody" at least twice. Now, I know that that exclamation might have been used at random by any number of people in the old west- but that is more of a UK expression that slipped into the American Western dialogue. That should have been edited out in favor of something more Yank...

All in all, a fine read. 4 stars!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Definite Saint April 15, 2014

By MishkaGirl

Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Lee Vance is a tough, no nonsense bounty hunter who is forced to hold up in a town to recover from injury. He comes across Molly and Michael when he goes to purchase a new horse.
His conscience won't let him leave them there to be continually abused. He plans their escape.
This was an excellent story. It had tenderness, toughness and romance. My only criticism is it could do with a little more editing. I give this book 4 1/2* and recommend it to all lovers of Romance or Westerns.

 

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Just look what I got today!  My friend Gary at Look4books has made this poster for me using my book cover! Isn't it great! It created quite a stir on FB and Twitter I can tell you!  Enjoy!

 

 

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Nice postman! Nice postman!  Today he delivered my copy of the magazine 'Writers' Forum' It has a great 2 page spread with interviews with myself and two other writers in the Western genre. You can't miss the mag on the bookshelves either, it's bright red! It's a really good feature folks, check it out. I can't figure out how to make this smaller, sorry it's a bit in your face!!

 

 

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On the second Saturday of each month, I produce a blog post to go on the site of Prairie Rose Publications. I have to admit it's sometimes hard to think what to put in the post, as all of the other ladies are in USA and they have all got much more published work than I do, but its great fun!

There are a lot of very interesting pieces, much about American history from all sides, and stories of famous, and infamous folk from the 'Wild West' as well as 'travelogues' about many wonderful places over there.

Check it out if you have time, go to -

prairierosepublications.blogspot.com

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 YAY!!! My Western Romance 'Saint or Sinner' has now come out!! It can be purchased in either e book or print from a variety of places including of course, Amazon.

This one is published by Prairie Rose Publications, and because they are a 'ladies only' publisher, i have had to have a change of author name. So 'Saint or Sinner' is written by Gil McDonald. As Prairie Rose is a publisher of Western Romance, I did have to add a bit more Romance to it than is needed for the books which Robert Hale publish, but that was fine by me. Don't we all like a bit of Romance in our lives?

The lovely publishing ladies released it on the 22nd March, the first anniversary of my husband, Chris's death. 

 

 Isn't this a great cover? And it really sums up the spirit of the story. 

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I have just been on  prairierosepublications.blogspot and posted a blog about my forthcoming book with them. I got to remembering about the Western series and films I used to watch as a youngster!It set off a small debate, go and check it out.

Also, in among the replies on the blog, I received a lovely comment from one lady, Sarah, said "you do an amazing job of creating a western atmosphere in your books." Isn't that nice of her?

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Exciting news! I have just been accepted by a

publishing house in America, Prairie Rose

Publications. They are publishing my third full

length Western,  'Saint or Sinner' .

It should be out mid March.

Please look out for it!

See what the ladies at Prairie Rose get up to by checking out their blog, go to  www.prairierosepublications.blogspot.com 

 

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Off to a meeting of the Lancashire Authors Association, 26/10/13 in Chorley. Should be a really good day.

Why not check out the website, and join them?

 

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I am off to a local Library tomorrow, this time not to give a talk or to lead a workshop, but to be led myself! We are having the lovely Melinda Hammond, author of 28 books, mainly historical Romances, to lead a workshop.I am looking forward to it, and to picking up some tips as to how other authors work. I will fill you in about it later.

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Well, last weekend was busy! I gave a talk to the prestigious Lancashire Authors Association on Saturday, there were only around thirty members there, but it went very well. They are looking for more members at the moment, so if you are reading this, and are someone who has any links to Lancashire in any way, they would be really pleased to hear from you, their website is - www.lancashireauthorsassociation.co.uk  Why not go over and have a look. There are regular competitions, with good prizes, and silver cups to be won! They are a friendly bunch of people, and very welcoming. I used to be a member and won their Writer of the Year prize! Why not check it out!

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November 2013 

On Sunday I went, with my mother to a Farmers Market and Craft Fair, we took our goods along, (she makes mohair Teddy Bears, completely by hand, and she's 87 years old! They're lovely, and I have some pictures on one of my pages) I create cards and other items from card and paper (pictures on another page). We did quite well, or at least Mum did. I only managed to sell 2 cards, unfortunately. But we will be back there next month and maybe I will do better then. I'm still writing though, and haven't got much left to do on my fourth Western now. and am hoping to get it off to Hale before Christmas, so, if they like it, it should be out by the summer of next year. Fingers crossed eh!

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November 2013

Howdy again folks. Well, the news today is- I have, at last finished the first of my contemporary Romance novels! The first 3 chapters are in their envelope and ready to go off this week, to the agent I chose from the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook!

It took me a long time to write, as I was busy with the Westerns at the same time, but after all that has gone on recently, (and you will understand if you have been following me) I decided I wanted a change, something a little 'frothier' if you will. So, I finished the book which has been sitting around for over three years! It was a good feeling, to actually print out those chapters at last. And how very different your work looks when it is finally on paper, as against on a computer screen! Now I just have to do another check of the rest of it, post the 3 chapters, and wait for the agent to get back to me, one way or the other. If it's a refusal, so be it, they were just the first of a whole bucket load of names I will be sending it to!

Now to get on with the third of my Westerns for Hale, 'The Secret of the Silver Star' it's over half done, and now I can settle down to it again, it shouldn't take me long to complete it, and get it out to them. Then, fingers crossed they like this one. Got to go, dogs to feed, writing to do. I'll keep you all posted! Cheers!

 

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GIDDY UP! 

Have taken up a 'new' hobby this last couple of weeks! And it's a perfect hobby for a writer of Westerns! Actually, it's an old hobby, which has just come back into my life, at a very fortuitous time. Horse Riding! I started riding at a very early age, and was at the local stables every chance I got, including all weekends! After I married a soldier, and we 'gadded' about the UK a fair bit, I didn't often get the chance to ride, and for the last twenty or so years I haven't ridden at all.

The last couple of weeks I have been having half hour, 'returning' one to one sessions, this week will be my first full hour on horseback for twenty years! Wish me luck folks! 

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AUGUST 2013 

Just found out that my second Western for Robert Hale, ' Crazy Man Cade' has now been accepted to go into the World-wide, large print edition. Am I happy? What do you think? So now I really have to get on with the fourth one, entitled- 'The Secret of the Silver Star', which I was half way through when my husband sadly passed away. Watch this space!

 

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I have been asked to lead another workshop for Oswaldtwistle Library at the beginning of September, which I will do with pleasure, they are a good and lively group, willing to knuckle down and work with me, looking forward to it.

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I have also been invited to be one of the guest speakers at the next meeting of the Lancashire Authors Association, where writers who have any connection with Lancashire, wherever  they may be living now, come along for a social gathering, to hear speakers, and catch up on one another's work. There are a lot of members, and many of whom are published, some from far afield. There will be a lot of members there, it is at Lytham St Annes, later in September. A busy, and exciting month for me then!

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I recently gave a talk to the Accrington and District Women's Institute. It was very well received, with upwards of 30 ladies of varying ages there, and some of my cards and leaflets went, so, fingers crossed!

 

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SAD NEWS.

You will probably have noticed that I have not been updating my site much lately. This is due to the fact that my husband, Chris,  sadly passed away on 22 March. Naturally, I have not felt much like writing anything since, but felt that I had to explain to those of you who do pass by, the reason for my lack of communication.

I will, just as soon as I feel able, begin to keep you all up to date on my writing and other things once more, although right now, even my gorgeous cowboy heroes are one of the last things on my mind!

Thanks to you all for understanding. Please don't give up on me, I will be back eventually, I promise.

Love and Peace to you all. X.

 

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!!! KINDLE NEWS !!!

At last, my Western Romance, 'Saint or Sinner' (by Amos Carr) is out on Kindle.   Go through Amazon to buy it. When you've read it, please leave a review, or comment won't you?

Many Thanks.

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Here are a couple of pictures from one of the writing workshops I led in a local Library. It was very well attended, and they even asked me to go back there and do another one!

 

 

This was taken as we were taking a 'break' so one or two are missing 

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Monday 28th January, I was booked to give a talk to the Business and Professional Women's Guild, otherwise known as the Red Rose Ladies Social group. I was told to expect between 12 and 20 ladies, actually it was closer to 50! Not sure of the exact number, but close to that I believe. The talk went really well, far better than I had expected, and there were a lot of intelligent questions from the floor, which I was able to answer satisfactorily (I think). I read out a short excerpt from the first book 'The Ghost of Poynter' (unfortunately now out of print as a 'normal' hard back) and the room was silent, you could hear a pin drop! Brilliant.

I was also able to tell them that I had found out this week, 'Ghosts 'has now been accepted for world-wide, large print rights.

 

I know that many of these ladies have contacts in other societies and associations, so am hoping that more talks will come from this. They told me afterwards, that they had never had such good audience interaction with the speakers, and the feedback I received over coffee later, was so positive I positively glowed!!  There was quite a queue around the table I had set my display up on, and most of the cards and flyers which I had placed there had gone by the end of the night. I even had someone chase me, as I left, asking for more cards! And one lady even wanted to know if I could do workshops for schools!

 

That makes up a hundred fold, for the Library talk I did the week before, when only two turned up!  I have another meeting on Thursday this week where I am doing a workshop for a writer's group nearby, and on Friday I have been asked to attend the local, newly formed writers group. Let's hope this is just the start of my 'public speaking' career? I love it. A friend asked if it was scary, speaking in front of such a large group, but, having been a tutor at a local FE College for some time, it didn't worry me, not even as I watched twice as many roll in as I had thought would be attending. My belief is, if you can sound, and look confident, and you know your subject, then you can hold your audience. And in this case, it worked really well.

I will be putting a picture of my display on here later.

 

NEWS FLASH!! (2012)

I'm in a magazine with my hero, Johnny Depp!!!!

 

I just have to share this with you all. In the December issue of Writing Magazine, there is a small piece about me in the Members News section, then a few pages further on there is a piece about my hero, Johnny Depp!! I'm rubbing shoulders with my hero! Okay, so it's not on the same page, but it's in the same mag. I'm thrilled!! YUM!

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My latest Black Horse Western novel - 

 "Crazy Man Cade," is out now!

Please order it on Amazon!

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I have some talks and workshops to do around the area in the New Year, I will be putting the venues and dates on here, and on my blog page, as soon as they are set.

"The Ghosts Of Poynter" came out at the end of June 2012!  

On the 01/06/12  I got a parcel with the advance copies of my book!!!  I danced around the room!   How great it was to finally be able to hold a hard backed novel in my hand.   This book is still available on Amazon.  Take a look, then buy the book!I have been told that my friends who pre-ordered my first book are now reading them!   Hope you all enjoy them!   Please let me know won't you?

The second one, entitled 'Crazy Man Cade' is on sale now.  The cover art for it is posted on the WESTERNS page, and there is also an excerpt on that page, so why not take a look.

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11/05/12 Hale asked me to write a piece for their blog from the POV of a female Western writer. Of course, I agreed.  Go and check Robert Hale Writers Blogs.

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All of my own 'works in progress' are coming along nicely, I am particularly pleased with my contemporary Romance, I will be posting a short excerpt soon, but please do bear in mind that it will probably need lots more work before going to publishers!

 

On the 19th November I lost 2,000 words of my third Western by simply pressing a wrong button!!!!  And not having a saved copy.  That'll teach me.Also, always remember to work on the same copy.  I have been known to be working on two different copies of the same book, then wondering why the one I opened that day looked completely different from the one I was working on the previous day!   I have now started my fourth and fifth Westerns, because the ideas jumped into my head, very, very late one night, and I just had to get them on paper fast!

  

Also, I have put down the 'skeleton' of yet another one, which uses a character from my second book. He was a fairly minor character, but I liked him, and he kept on nagging in my brain at all hours, until I just had to tell his story!!

                            

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You've seen my 'real name', I doubt that would fit on the spine of a book!  I felt I needed a short, sharp sounding name. A 'shoot from the hip' sort of name. One which was easy to say, and to remember.  For some reason, I had the feeling that a Western would somehow 'sound' better, with a male authors' name on the cover, so I took my Great Great Grandfather's first name, and my husbands Great Great Grandfather's Maternal surname, and came up with the name which you will see, on these first two books, -  'AMOS CARR'. (and hopefully, on many more Westerns to come).

 I will be posting excerpts from my Westerns on a later page.  Please will you give me your opinion on them?  Many thanks. 

For me, by far the hardest part of writing these books, has not been in the actual planning, or even the writing of the 40 - 45,000 + words in each of them, it has been the writing of the short 'blurb' to describe the book.  How on Earth do you get all of the plot, and twists and turns which took a whole book, and months of time, to write, into 150 or so words?  I hope the final blurb sums up the book as well as it should.

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I now have a Twitter account, so if you want to follow me on there, just go to Twitter, and put in  jillmcdc

I also have a blog now, [email protected] Check it out! Become a follower. Leave a comment.

Or to e-mail me, go to [email protected]

My mobile phone number is - 07983 765579 (there is an answer service if I don't pick up).

I can be available for workshops or talks, in my local area, or possibly even further, if required, to groups, clubs, and schools.

I am trying to get my name out there in as many ways as I possibly can now, it won't be long before the second book is out, and if no one knows me, no one will buy it.  I'm trying to spread the net as wide as I can.  Cowboys are cool!  Pass it on!!

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I have now completed over 50,000 + words of my Romance with a difference!  (Not a Western !) I will be posting excerpts later. It's going  quite well. Wait and see!

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Oh, and don't forget the YA one I am still working on, 1which could be either a duology, or even a trilogy, (an excerpt from it is in the Works for Children page) On 06/04/12, I completed another 1,000 words plus for that, it's growing quite fast now I am working on it again after much too long a lay off.  Will put another excerpt in later. Must have way over 60,000+ words for that/those, written out now!    I have written them all in longhand, in black ink, (because I can't seem to write in blue!) on lined A4 paper.  I then put them into the computer from my writings, and make the first revision as I go. I revise all of my works regularly.

There will of course, be a whole lot more to add to this work, but once the 'skeleton' of the whole story is down on paper (or in the computer!) then it is easier to 'flesh' it out later.

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I have written an article for the 'Doll's House and Miniature Scene' magazine, about the unfinished Tudor doll's house which my husband started to make, before he had a stoke.  He can't finish it now, so I am asking if someone can take over the work and finish it.

The article was in August's  (2012) edition of the magazine. Since the article appeared, the house has gone to a new home in Kent! The gent who took it will complete it, and write an article, with photos, for a later edition of the same magazine..

 I've also been asked to write an article for a magazine on Teddy Bears.  Well, my 86 year old Mum makes them.  Out of real Mohair, and completely by hand! There are many sizes and shapes, every one is different.  She doesn't ever like to make two bears the same, unless by special request of course. 

She lives in a little, quaint, higgledy-piggledy, 300 year old cottage, which she calls, 'The Teddy Bear Breeding Centre" and it even has a very special room - the ' Teddy Bear Grotto' which is filled from floor to ceiling with bears, and their friends, and which you can go and visit if you live near enough! 

Mail or message me any time for info. Or call Jean - 01254 886961.

                                 

                

              One of the little occupants of the 'Teddy Bear Breeding Centre'. 

 

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