Author Archives: jillsmith

About jillsmith

I am an author of SciFi Books 'Dual Visions' and it's follow up 'Vashla's world' now retitled Book 1 and Book 2 of the Ancient Alien Series, as I've written the third in the series currently titled Travellers. I also write book reviews, articles and short stories. As a member of The Ten Penners, I've written six short stories in a collaborative our anthology for children called Fan-tas-tic-al Tales (released 2009), and nine stories including a novella in Mystery, Mayhem & Magic (released 2017). They are both available in hard copy and on Amazon as ebooks. I blog to showcase my work. My book reviews appear in PIO (Pass It On) and e-Writeabout. I'm a happy Grandmother to two beautiful girls, wife of the ever tolerant Clive, mother of our son Simon. I work part time and lead a busy life.

Somerset Celebration of Literature Part 2

Summary of my day at Somerset 15th March 2018 – Part Two By Jill Smith©May 2018 This session was in the Performing Arts Centre which I had to dash to as my session with Jaclyn ended at 10 am and this … Continue reading

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Somerset Celebration of Literature 2018

It’s already May and I’ve been posting about school visits and reading the books I bought at Somerset Celebration of Literature. Now here is the first part of my rundown on the day. More to come. Summary of my day … Continue reading

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PLINKO has arrived…

Plinko has been preened and fixed up to look her beautiful best for The Ten Penners visit to Burleigh Heads Primary school tomorrow. Marion and I will be talking to three different groups of children and we hope they’ll love … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018

OK, so I’m not going to finish editing my 2015 NaNoWriMo manuscript Microworld, well not by the end of April. I will get it done soon though. I have re-read it, I’ve figured out where it doesn’t work and what … Continue reading

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Interview with Steph Bowe…

This will appear on the Interviews Gals tab also. This young 24-year-old has already written three great books YA novels NIGHT SWIMMING (Text Publishing, April 2017), ALL THIS COULD END and GIRL SAVES BOY. What an inspiration to writers who think … Continue reading

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The second book I bought at Somerset…

All This Could End by Steph Bowe This story brings the awkwardness of being teenagers, the drama of normal daily life and the influences parents have on their lives to the fore with raw intensity. Who would know that Nina … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy tab added…

In a similar vein to The Book Review Directory, I’ve been sent freebies from authors in this genre. I’ve downloaded one and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve decided to add this group to my spreadsheet and when I read and review … Continue reading

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