Category Archives: Recommended

McAllister by Jenny Old reviewed by Jill Smith

This memoir covers an eighteen-year span of Jenny’s life from her meeting and falling in love with her man who took her to a property that was as remote as any can be in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is … Continue reading

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Romance writer Ally Blake…

On the 7th July 2018 at Broadbeach Library I attended a Romance Writing presentation by Mills & Boon author Ally Blake. Writing tips have a way of being applied to all genre’s so I really enjoyed the information she shared. … Continue reading

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The books I bought at Somerset 2018

The first book I bought at Somerset, I’ve already read and reviewed and it’s on the Book Reviews Children’sYA-older tab:- A Corner of White by Author: Jaclyn Moriarty https://authorjillsmith.wordpress.com/book-reviews-childrensyas-older/ The second book I bought was:- Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley Brief … Continue reading

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My day at Somerset – Part Five

It’s July and I’m posting the last entry of my day at the Somerset Literary Festival in March 2018. Thank you, readers, for bearing with me, (I’ve started a new job and the training and learning period has been full … Continue reading

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My day at Somerset … part three

Continuing my summary of my day at Somerset Celebration of Literature March 2018, it’s now June but I have fond memories of the day. The session after Jackie French was after a short break in the Great Hall and it … Continue reading

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Plinko colouring competition Winner…

On the 2nd May, Marion and Jill went to Burleigh Heads Primary School and were delighted to be able to share our experience of being part of a group writing for children with such inquisitive minds. They asked great questions … Continue reading

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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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