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Amanda Fleet
Author of The Wrong Kind of Clouds, published 2016
Author of The Wrong Kind of Clouds, published 2016

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Back to work...
I've been away, re-charging my batteries and getting ready for a busy few weeks. This is probably one of my favourite holiday pictures, and it was taken on the final evening of the holiday. The weather had been pretty mixed over our time away, but the final...

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Too many plots... so little time
Piles and piles of notebooks... In my last post, I told you that I was writing the follow-on from "The Wrong Kind of Clouds". If only that was all I had to be working on! The first round of edits on "Poisonous Minds" (which should be getting published in Se...

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Big News!
If you subscribe to the newsletter, you'll already know my big news, but for those of you who don't... I've been signed by Joffe Books! I submitted a book called "Poisonous Minds" to them and they almost immediately came back to me to say they were interest...

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Meet the Author: Les Wood
Les Wood This month's author is the excellent Les Wood. Les was a "Crime in the Spotlight" author at last year's Bloody Scotland and his first novel is " The Dark Side of The Moon ". I'm delighted that he agreed to be grilled by me. When did you first start...

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Book Finds: June 2017
Summer - my time for LOTS of reading The sun is shining (hopefully, where you are) and many of us might be off on holiday. For me, that's a great chance to start chipping away at my ridiculously long To Be Read pile! But, maybe you're not as bad as me. Mayb...

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Why do you need to like the protagonist?
Do you need to like the characters to like the book? Actually, let's go back a step... DO you need to like the protagonist in a book? The reason I'm asking is because I was speaking at a book group the other week and we had a fairly lively discussion about ...

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Meet the Author: Lesley Kelly
Lesley Kelly This month's author is the fabulous Lesley Kelly. Lesley was a "Crime in the Spotlight" author at last year's Bloody Scotland and I recently caught up with her at the mini-meet-up in Edinburgh. Her first novel, A Fine House in Trinity was long-...

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Just over a year ago...
...this happened!! Launch of The Wrong Kind of Clouds at Waterstones in St Andrews My first novel! Stuart from Waterstones introducing me Signing copies I can't believe that was a year ago. A lot has happened in the year. My hair is shorter now for a start!...

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Book finds: May 2017
It's time for my monthly Book Finds. Each month I showcase books that I've loved
reading. Some of them might be best sellers, but the majority of them
won't be. This month, I seem to have read a number of books that I couldn't recommend 😞 so again, my se...

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Pen and paper? Or digital?
One of the questions I get asked quite frequently is whether I write my books by hand or directly on a computer. These questions obviously come from those people who don't know that I'm a complete stationery addict. In fact, I've had another blog for years ...
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