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About Me

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Welcome to my blog. I blog each week about different aspects of writing, authors, and books. If you are an author take a look at the book resources and I blog about different aspects of the writing process. For readers there will book reviews, author interviews and a range of author guest posts.

I trained as a teacher and have spent time teaching English in London, the Czech Republic, and in slum communities in the Philippines. I am also a wedding photographer and my passion is travel photography. I am a novelist and a short story author who enjoys photography, art, film and travel. I love to hear from readers and authors and to share ideas, so please get in touch.

My debut novel Take Me to the Castle was published in December 2012, and won THE PEOPLE’S BOOK AWARDS 2013. Short story publications include The BenchBlood Red and Bird. My short fiction has been longlisted in The New Writer Annual Prose and Poetry Prizes 2012. and is published in Litro MagazineEther Books, 1000 Words, Puffin Review and Flash Flood Journal.

If you are interested in finding out about my writing, you can read more in the following interviews:

Rebecca Bradley’s Crime Blog on first drafts and research.

Ruth Hunt’s Writing Blog on writing and short stories.

Strange Alliances on my experience of teaching in Eastern Europe and various aspects of writing and publishing.

Puffin Review on my writing space, daily routine, Hemmingway and motivation.

Joyce Strand on writing and experiences in the Czech Republic during the fall of communism and inspiration for Take Me to the Castle.

Indie Author Land on writing Literary Fiction and my background.

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7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I’ve really been enjoying your blog, so I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award http://teawithflo.com/2013/05/31/sunshine-blogger-award/

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  2. Thank you, fminuzzi. Really kind and I’m glad to hear that the posts are helpful.

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  3. Kirkykoo79: Hi, just popped in to let you know that I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award for “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. (Couldn’t find an ‘About’ page to put this message on but I hope this is okay.) See http://heartandahalf.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/an-award-for-moi/ if you’d like to accept. If not, you have a nice mention on my blog anyway!

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  4. How lovely to see my blog mentioned! THANK YOU! 🙂

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  5. HI, F.C. You are such a busy lady and always have so much to offer to readers and writers. You writing blog has been very helpful to me as a former teacher and novice author. I am working on my first novel now. CONGRATULATIONS on the People’s Book Award for Take Me to the Castle. I truly appreciate your following me on Facebook as well. I’ve just nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger award and thank you so much for inspiring and supporting me, my friend. You’ll find out all about it at http://4writersandreaders.com/2013/12/29/super-sweet-blogger-award/ Have a wonderful weekend and a Very Happy New Year! Blessings, Bette

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  6. Thanks to Rebecca Bradley for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. Here is my list of seven facts: https://fcmalby.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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