Mslexia #Novel Competition Longlist and Blog Hiatus! #writing

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A Carpet of Purple Flowers ~ Debut Novel

About this author:
Tracey-anne lives in SW London with her family. She loves the diversity of a big city, and enjoys her work as a mixed media artist and writer.

Certified to teach, her world is filled with various forms of creativity. Her qualifications include Specialized Paint Techniques and Surface Design. Tracey-anne has exhibited art dolls in a Canadian gallery and has been published in various US magazines.

With her active imagination, mingled with a love of folklore and the old mysteries, she felt inspired to write a fictional story revolving around love and karma, blending reality with fantasy.
Her novel ‘A Carpet of Purple Flowers’ is synchronicity of a debut writer’s mind with an artistic heart.

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Book Blurb:

Bea lives a simple life residing in a SW London second-hand bookshop. It’d been an especially difficult year, first with Bea’s uncle dying, then splitting up with Brandon, her philandering, druggie boyfriend. The shops trivial daily conversations, local faces and ordinary calm was all she desired but that was all about to change. No-one expects to bump into supernatural beings, let alone two opposing sects of a forgotten race. Bea’s quiet existence turns into turmoil as she slowly starts to unravel a secret past, a lost history in which love, revenge, betrayal, magic, power and karma are not mere cycles of a soul, but a sacred journey upon a web of many possibilities. The future is not set in stone, and the choices that Bea makes ripple through the cosmos. As the secret unfolds she realises that no matter what form your soul takes there are consequences for your actions in which time has no relevance we call it karma, they call it Vororbla.
Will she cope with the heartbreak and truths revealed before her?

What would you do if your very existence came into question?
Join Bea on her journey as she uncovers the truth of her past via A Carpet of Purple Flowers.

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Book Website ~ http://www.traceyannemccartney.com

Goodreads ~ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25339089-a-carpet-of-purple-flowers

Urbane Publications ~ http://urbanepublications.com/books/a-carpet-of-purple-flowers

Amazon ~ UK  or  Amazom.Com

Facebook Page ~ https://www.facebook.com/Traceyannemccartney

The difference between poetry and prose – Philip Larkin Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

If you tell a novelist, ‘Life’s not like that’, he has to do something about it. The poet simply replies, ‘No, but I am.’ Philip Larkin photo credit: Background_1 via photopin (license)

Source: The difference between poetry and prose – Philip Larkin Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Guest Post by James Silvester

A wonderful, interesting debut author.

A Lover of Books

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‘Escape to Perdition’ was published by Urbane Publications earlier this year.  I have heard a lot of good things about this book and am really looking forward to reading it.  James Silvester has written a wonderful guest post for my blog.

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I’ve learned something about myself since I wrote my debut novel, Escape to Perdition, and that’s boy, can I talk about myself.

I mean really, really talk about myself. Every chance I get I talk to anyone who’ll listen (and several who won’t) about my book, what inspired the story, what I wanted to say in the prose, how long it took me, what frustrated me, elated me, had me face-palming in anger or fist pumping with joy. I could tell you about the first time I knew I wanted to write, the reasons I never got around to it, the bad day at work that finally convinced me to…

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Guest Post by Tess Rosa Ruiz

Review blog post

A Lover of Books

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‘Freefall into Us’ by Tess Rosa Ruiz is a compelling collection of unique poetry and prose that provides an emotional mosaic of the path of relationships.  It was published by Urbane Publications Limited on the 11th September 2015.

Below is a guest post written by Tess Rosa Ruiz.

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In the 80’s, I wrote the author, Stephen King, a letter. You see, he is one of my favorite writers ever and I was a bit obsessed with him, had even thought of going to Bangor, Maine just so I could possibly catch a glimpse of him walking down the road or drinking coffee in his favorite café. The letter wasn’t very nice. He had disappointed me. I didn’t feel his recent work was up to par with the standards I had held him to, with the greatness that he was and is. To my utter surprise, he wrote me back. He told…

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