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Natasha Duncan-Drake
Works at Wittegen Press - I'm Tasha and I'm an author. I run my own small publishing company (Wittegenpress.com) with my twin sister and we publish genre fiction in eBook format. Check out my G+ to see my novels.
Attended University of Kent
Lives in Canterbury, UK
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I wanted a lighter topic today and my brain defaulted to vampire novels. Come and check out my thoughts on this much maligned genre for #ThinkyThursdays  19
Good day to one and all, I hope you are all well. My thoughts this week are not overly deep, but have turned to vampires ... as they do every now and then. I think it is a great shame the genre is so maligned in some quarters...
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I'm continuing my sharing of recipes for #TipsTuesdays  36 and today I have a one dish oven bake for you. This chicken and broccoli bake is very tasty and makes a good supper.
This week for Tips Tuesdays I am continuing to share some of the staple recipes I use all the time. This one is based off this recipe from allrecipes, but I've tweaked it, so I'm sharing my version. It is very tasty and filli...
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It's hard to miss the info about the new Ghostbusters film all over the place and the controversy it has caused. It got me thinking, so I have put together a post with my thoughts on the matter. We plan to see the movie this weekend so it will be interesting to find out what I think once I have seen it too :) #ThinkyThursdays  18
Good day to one and all and welcome to my blog for Thinky Thursdays. Today I want to talk about something that I've seen popping up on my dash on various social media all week - the new Ghostbusters movie. The Controversy of...
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A recipe for #TipsTuesdays  35 today (it's what I'm going to be making for diner actually :)). A healthy and tasty recipe which is gluten free and can easily be adapted for vegetarians as well.
Good morning (or whatever time of day it happens to be for you now :)), today I have another recipe for you for Tips Tuesdays 35. My husband said I haven't included enough of the staple recipes that I cook often here, so I ha...
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Please help me welcome the lovely C.D. Gallant-King to my blog today for #WriterlyWednesdays 34. He's dropped by to talk a little about himself and about his great new comic horror, Hell Comes to Hogtown.
Please join me today in welcoming C.D.Gallant-King to my blog. It's his second visit here and today he will be talking a little about himself and about his wonderful new comedy horror, Hell Comes to Hogtown. C.D. Gallant-Kin...
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Greeting :), it's time for my periodic reminder that I am always on the lookout for people to host for #WriterlyWednesdays. Authors (including fanfic authors), bloggers, comic creators, cover artists, editors, small publishers - I welcome anyone to do with writing. See my post for more details.
Welcome to Writerly Wednesdays this week. Today I have no indepth post since I wrote about writing yesterday as well (Trying - Sometimes the Only Way - #TipsTuesdays 33), but I am always looking for people to host for other W...
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#WriterlyWednesdays  is on us again (where do the weeks go?) and today I am simply sharing why I love writing.
Welcome to my blog for another Writerly Wednesday. Today I'm going to share something very fundamental to me: the fact I love writing and why. I hope you enjoy. I Love Writing Writing: is hard takes dedication is often a th...
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I cannot stress more how much I enjoyed this film. Truly great entertainment - so very, very funny. #Ghostbusters  
So I promised to tell everyone what I thought after I had seen Ghostbusters, and rather than going at the weekend I had a chance to see it yesterday. There were only four of us in the cinema (first showing on a Friday afterno...
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It's Embrace Your Geekness Day so here is a post celebrating writing geekness for #WriterlyWednesdays  35. Geeks FTW!
Did you know today was Embrace Your Geekness Day? No, neither did I, until my sister Sophie sent me a link :). How could I not run with a topic like that? Getting My Geek On geek n - someone who is completely obsessed with ...
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Just a little note on friends (not the TV show :)) #ThinkyThursdays  17
Welcome to Thinky Thursday - the day I get to blog about whatever happens to be on my mind. Today it's friends. Friends are Awesome Y'know how the rugged loner is a really popular trope on TV, in movies and in books? That is...
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A recipe for #TipsTuesdays 34 - who fancies Lemon & Lime Vodka Trifle? Great for a summers day and still tasty if you leave out the alcohol. :)
Welcome to Tips Tuesday 34. Today I would like to share with you a recipe for a wonderful, adult trifle. If you are making it for children or those who don't partake of alcohol, just replace the vodka with water and it will b...
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Sometimes the only way to be sure if you're going to like something (i.e. books, films etc) is to try them. Hence #TipsTuesdays  33 - all about the different ways we can try an author's writing before we buy.
Welcome to my blog, today I would like to talk about trying things, because sometimes it's the only way to know if you are going to like something. I hasten to add this does not apply to things that may endanger your health, ...
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  • University of Kent
    Computer Systems Engineering, 1992 - 1995
  • University of Kent
    PhD in Electronics, 1995 - 1998
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Natasha Duncan, Tasha D-Drake (writing psued), Tasha Duncan (writing psued), Beren (fanfic psued)
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Author and geek.
Introduction
I'm Tasha and I'm an author. I run my own small publishing company (Wittegenpress.com) with my twin sister and we publish genre fiction in eBook format. Check out the links to see my novels.

I used to be a developer/database designer, but set off into pastures new when I was made redundant in 2010.

I have six novels out there at the moment Cat's Call a YA contemporary fantasy story, its sequels Cat's Creation & Cat's ConfidenceSacrifice of An Angel, a fantasy/contemporary crime novel I wrote with my sister and Blood Sacrifice: The Avebury Legacy, an urban vampire novel, Dreams and Reality, sci-fi superheroes, as well as quite a few short stories and anthologies that can be found at Wittegen Press.

I have also written fanfiction for many a year which can be found at My Livejournal (beren_wrties), or my AO3 account.
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I have six novels published at the moment, all contemporary fantasy, sci-fi or urban horror. I have a PhD :).
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Author, Cover designer, Techie
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Writing, Editing, Graphic Design, HTML, SQL, Office
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  • Wittegen Press - I'm Tasha and I'm an author. I run my own small publishing company (Wittegenpress.com) with my twin sister and we publish genre fiction in eBook format. Check out my G+ to see my novels.
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The Controversy of the New Ghostbusters #ThinkyThursdays 18
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Good day to one and all and welcome to my blog for Thinky Thursdays. Today I want to talk about something that I've seen popping up on my da

Guest: C.D.Gallant-King - Hell Comes to Hogtown - Interview #WriterlyWed...
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Please join me today in welcoming C.D.Gallant-King to my blog. It's his second visit here and today he will be talking a little about himsel

Recipe: Lemon & Lime Vodka Trifle #TipsTuesdays
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Welcome to Tips Tuesday 34. Today I would like to share with you a recipe for a wonderful, adult trifle. If you are making it for children o

Flash Fiction: Mightier by Natasha Duncan-Drake #WriterlyWednesdays 31
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Welcome to my blog for Writerly Wednesdays 31. This week I have a piece of flash fiction for you, which I hope you will enjoy. It's on the d

10 Free Software Packages I Cannot Live Without - #TipsTuesdays 31
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There are some pieces of software that run on my computer on a daily basis that are not simply the obvious ones like Word and Photoshop and

Highlander - the Fandom that Dragged Me Online #FanFridays 19
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Greetings and welcome to my blog for another Fan Friday. Today I have chosen a fandom which started my whole online life and which still hol

"But you're too old for that." Really?!!! #ThinkyThursdays 13
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Good morning/afternoon/evening and welcome to my blog. Thinky Thurdays is the day I just let my brain pick a random topic and run with it. I

What is Crap Today May Be Gold Tomorrow #WriterlyWednesdays 29
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What is Crap Today May Be Gold Tomorrow Nearly all of us suffer from 'oh my god, what was I thinking, this is awful' syndrome, I am sure. Fo

Useful Things in Microsoft Word - the Writer's Guide #TipsTuesdays 29
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So I love Microsoft Word for writing, so much so that I find I cannot use writing software that has it's own editing system. Can't get along

Fangs, But No Thanks - 10 Terrible Vampire Films #MonsterMondays 36
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So everyone who has read this blog for long knows I love vampires, right? Well today, rather than highlighting some great monster, I'm going

Single Use Kitchen Utensils - Yes or No? #ThinkyThursdays 12
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Yes, I know, random topic is most random, but that's what Thinky Thursdays are for - they are all about my random brain :) Welcome to this w

Time to Take the Random Out of Writing #WriterlyWednesdays 28
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Good morning and welcome to my blog for Writerly Wednesday this week. Today I do not have a guest blogger, but I am still seeking blogger, a

How To Rename Multiple Files with Windows Powershell #TipsTuesdays 28
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Greetings and welcome to my blog on this Tuesday. Just recently I have been sorting out my file system, and while Windows is not bad at it,

Seeking Creators of All Kinds for #WriterlyWednesdays
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Welcome one and all. Seeking Creators of All Kinds for #WriterlyWednesdays I am seeking writers and book people of all kinds to feature on W

Z - Zhong Kui - Fictional Phantoms #AtoZChallenge 2016
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We've finally made it, the last day of the AtoZChallenge and the letter Z, which is always a little troublesome. For Fictional Phantoms toda

X - Xavier Brown - Fictional Phantoms #AtoZChallenge 2016
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Welcome to X in the AtoZChallenge. I'm very sorry, I couldn't find a Fictional Phantom for X, so I have made one up. I hope you like him - I

W - Sam Wheat & Myrtle Warren - Fictional Phantoms #AtoZChallenge 2016
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Welcome to W day on the AtoZChallenge. Today I have two tragic ghosts who were both murdered, but did not come back as vengeful demonic enti

U - Sir George Uproar - Fictional Phantoms #AtoZChallenge 2016
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Welcome to Fictional Phantoms for the letter U on the AtoZChallenge. We're almost at the end, but I still have a few good ones left for you.

S - Slimer & Sweet William's Ghost - Fictional Phantoms #AtoZCha...
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Ah, the letter S, I've always been fond of it and I have two fictional phantoms for you today who aren't so bad. Hope everybody's AtoZChalle

R - Ellen Rimbauer - Fictional Phantoms #AtoZChallenge 2016
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Welcome AtoZers and all other visitors, I hope your week is going well and you are ready for another fictional phantom. Today I have gone wi