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World Class Performers Interview

I am always flattered to be asked to appear on other websites, so when I was invited recently to be a guest on a blog with the grand title of World Class Performers, I couldn’t resist taking time out to answer their questions.

It’s not often that I’m asked to talk so much about my background and my personal life, so I thought I’d share it here in case any of my own blog’s followers might like to read it.

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English author of warm, witty cosy mystery novels including the popular Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries and the Gemma Lamb/St Bride's School series. Novels published by Boldwood Books, all other books by Hawkesbury Press. Represented by Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agents. Founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival. Course tutor for Jericho Writers. UK Ambassador for the Alliance of Independent Authors. Lives and writes in her Victorian cottage in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold countryside.

5 thoughts on “World Class Performers Interview

  1. I enjoyed reading this so much – I also am an independent writer and at times feel very ‘alone’ and struggling with the marketing and the necessary self-belief – and this was an uplifting and encouraging post for me – thank you!

    1. Hi Jude! I’m so glad you found this piece helpful. I really enjoyed answering the questions, which made me think about the bigger picture of my life – and count my blessings! I’ve just visited your website – congratulations on your new book, which looks delightful. Have you ever thought of joining the Alliance of Independent Authors? I’m their UK Ambassador, and I can tell you that it’s a great place to hook up online with like-minded author friends from all around the world, to find answers to questions and to share moral support and encouragement. The annual membership fee also gives you access to lots of discounts and deals. Here’s my affiliate link in case you’d like to check it out: I’ve also sent you a Facebook friend request in case you’d like to connect there too. No need to feel isolated! Best wishes, Debbie

      1. Hi Debbie,

        It’s great to be in contact – I have certainly accepted your friend request on Facebook!
        Yes, it can be such a lonely business and there are days when it’s hard not to feel isolated – I am, in fact, already a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors – have been for a couple of years and yes, it’s such a good place to find information and make contacts. In fact, I must make more use of it – the days are so busy and too often I see I’ve had an email from them and don’t spend enough time looking at the content – so I’m grateful for you reminding me about it. I am going on there this very weekend!
        I love the freedom of being an independent writer, but do find the marketing a challenge so advice from the Alliance – and everywhere and everyone else – is brilliant and much valued.
        Have a good weekend – Spring Equinox at last!

      2. Hi again Jude

        I thought you were an ALLi member but you don’t seem to be a member of the private Facebook group. Here’s its address so you can apply to join: You’ll be asked a couple of questions and Phllip Lynch, who manages membership issues, will let you in next time he logs in. It’s a really nice forum in which to get to know other indie authors and to learn from each other. Good for morale too!

      3. Thank you so much – I certainly will – I’m always in need of something and someone to boost morale!

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