I’ve been writing since I was 8 years old. I still have a small booklet I found in my mother’s box of treasures, written in a very childish hand, entitled The Little Stream. It reads very much like the story of Smetana’s Vltava, or The Moldau as it was called when I was young, so I must have been into classical music at an early age (I blame my brothers’ influence). My early fiction attempts failed for want of suitable inspiration: I couldn’t get characters or plot that seemed interesting, and my first attempts were derided by a ‘friend’. I had the bug for writing, though, and wrote articles and event reports for newsletters and magazines whenever I got the opportunity. My career in business and in environmental research kept me chained to a desk for many years, but also gave me the opportunity to write manuals, reports, science papers, blogs, journals, anything and everything that kept the words flowing. Finally the characters jumped into my head with stories that needed to be told….
I now live in a village in Norfolk with my guinea pigs, the first of whom, Fred, George, Victor and Hugo, provided the inspiration for the Princelings stories. Where Pete and the Swede came from is another story!
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What’s on the blog?
The intention is to entertain, workshop my writing, and spread the word about good books and other independent authors you might enjoy.
Book Reviews: I read because I write, and because I like to read. So most Saturdays you’ll find reviews of what I read. I do not accept books for review. See my Review Policy here.
Flash Fiction: It keeps me in trim to write short stories, and especially with the challenge of doing something outside my comfort zone. Click the category ‘Short Stories’ on the side bar to find all the Friday offerings.
News and Discussions: On Mondays I usually do something that discusses blogging, writing, running a website, or just what’s happening in my life.
Giveaways, Book Blasts, Cover Reveals and Blog Tours: I take part in hops and organised tours to share things with my audience and hopefully attract new readers. These can happen any day of the week.
BookElves Anthology Volume 1 (Editor)
BookElves Anthology Volume 2 (Editor)
- Willoughby the Narrator (Princelings Book 7)
- The Perihelix (Viridian System series 1)
- The Princelings of the North (Princelings book 8)
- Viridian System series Book 2
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Jemima’s writing style
Four years ago this little tool said I wrote like J K Rowling. Then my short story “Glory of Calella” was analysed as…
I recently put in one of my Viridian series flash fictions and it came out like Victor Nabokov!
Well, it gives you an idea.