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…two gracious ladies embellish my blog… Miriam Drori and Emma Rose Millar…

… a couple of days ago, I featured a post with two Authors… today we go even better… two Authoresses! my dear friends , Miriam Drori and Emma Rose Millar (she’s the one holding the book)… and some launch news to impart… get ready to receive the impartation…

THE WOMEN FRIENDS: SELINA

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How do you like to find out about a book? Do you

  • read the blurb?
  • look at the cover?
  • listen to a reading?
  • read about the author(s)?
  • read about the setting – geographical or historical?
  • go to the launch party?
  • simply buy the book and get stuck in?

All of those choices are available for The Women Friends: Selina, due out on Thursday, 1st December.

**FINALIST: The Chanticleer Goethe Awards for Late Historical Fiction**

Who is the young woman with the haunting gaze in Gustav Klimt’s 1917 masterpiece, The Women Friends?

Selina Brunner is running from the demons of her past, cut off from her family in a sleepy Tyrolean village, and lost in the soulless city of Vienna, where everything – even one’s very existence – is a lie.

When, amidst growing fear of sinister developments in Vienna, an exotic stranger comes to town, Selina finds old passions reignited and her whole world turned upside down.

The Women Friends: Selina is the first in a series of fictional tales about the women who inspired this great artist.

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READING

Listen to the beginning of The Women Friends: Selina here.

THE AUTHORS

Emma Rose Millar was born in Birmingham – a child of the seventies. She is a single mum and lives with her young son who keeps her very busy and very happy. Emma left school at 16 and later studied for an Open University degree in Humanities with English Literature. She has had a variety of jobs including chocolatier, laboratory technician and editorial assistant for a magazine, but now works part-time as an interpreter.

Emma writes historical fiction and children’s picture books, winning the Legend category of the Chaucer Awards with Five Guns Blazing in 2014. She is currently working on her third novel, Jezebel, a dark tale of obsession and opium addiction set in the roaring twenties.

Emma is an avid fan of live music and live comedy and enjoys skating, swimming and yoga.

For more information, please visit https://emmarosemillar.com/ or follow Emma’s author page on Amazon: http://author.to/EmmaRoseMillar.

Miriam Drori was born and raised in London, but has lived most of her life in Jerusalem, where she married and gave birth to three now grown-up children. Following careers in computer programming and technical writing, Miriam turned her attention to creative writing. Her first published novel, Neither Here Nor There, is a romance set in Jerusalem, a story of two people drawn to each other despite their very different backgrounds.

Miriam began writing in order to raise awareness of social anxiety and never fails to mention this common but little-known disorder when the opportunity arises.

You can find out more about Miriam and connect with her on her website/blog: https://miriamdrori.com/ or follow her author page on Amazon: http://Author.to/MiriamDroriAtAmazon

SETTING

We’ve written several articles about the setting of The Women Friends: Selina. Here’s a list of them.

LAUNCH PARTY

You are hereby invited to the launch party for The Women Friends: Selina on Thursday, 1st December at 3 pm (UTC+1). Just pop over here and click on Going. On the day, there will be a competition to win a beautiful prize and lots more.

BUY THE BOOK

Wherever you are in the world, whether you want the ebook or the paperback, this is the Amazon link to buy The Women Friends: Selina. You don’t have to wait for the day. It’s available for pre-order now.

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Seumas, thank you so much for hosting us on your delightful, though occasionally baffling, blog. I haven’t lost hope that we will, one day, meet in person.

…and thanks, m’Ladies for adorning my wee blog today… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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Taking a Camel to Rome

…this Guest Blogging gig’s great fun… popping up on her blog today, by courtesy of m’Lady, Miriam Drori

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Seumas GallacherI’m delighted to be joined by Seumas Gallacher today. Seumas is a prolific writer of crime thrillers. He has had phenomenal success as a self-published author and has now partnered with Crooked Cat, who are republishing his novels, starting with Savage Payback. (If you want to know why he decided to do this, the answer is here in the post from 2nd February.) Seumas has also written a very helpful guide to self-publishing called Self-Publishing Steps To Successful Sales. Unsurprisingly, Seumas comes from Scotland. If you thought Ireland, as I did at first, look at the spellings again. And if you need any further proof, one look at his blog is all you need! A more surprising fact is that he lives in Abu Dhabi.

Hello Seumas and welcome to my blog. I thought about conducting the interview face to face. I looked up Google’s driving…

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…Author Miriam Drori… a smashing Guest Post from one of my Crooked Cat Publishing writing pals…

… yeez’ll get a giggle today out of my Guest Blogger, Author Miriam Drori, who proclaims occasional difficulty in understanding some of the WURDS I per’times use in this ‘ere blog… I’ll let yeez into a wee secret… there are even Scottish people who don’t understand what I’m on about, and that includes myself!…

MIRIAM DRORI

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WHERE’S MY BRANDING IRON?

I’m going to start with a question. No, not that one above. It’s this: As an author, do I need an online brand?

What better place is there to ask this question than on the blog of an author who has a definite online brand? It’s a brand that’s funny, witty and… well I have to say that it’s not completely to my liking.

You see, there are a lot of blogs and other articles I want to read and limited time available. I like to be able to skim through a post and decide whether it’s of special interest to me, whether I want to spend extra time on it.

I can’t skim through your posts, Seumas. I need to read them carefully in order to find the words I understand amongst the rest. The result is that sometimes I continue and other times I give up and move on to other blogs. Sorry, but time is precious. However, I’m sure your many readers don’t feel that way and your brand has been helpful.

Clearly, Scottish wouldn’t be part of my brand. But Yiddish could be. I could fill my posts with shmutters and mazeltovs, oy veys and tsoreses. Would anyone read such posts? They’d probably spurn my blog saying, “Don’t hack mir ein tchynik,” or words to that effect.

Then there’s Hebrish (also known as Engrew) which my daughter sometimes speaks. “I’m in a hofaa on yom chamishi, playing the psanter.” Maybe not.

OK, there are other sorts of online brands. There’s Ailsa Abraham and her Bingergread Cottage. And Carol Hedges and her Pink Sofa. What could I have? My Twitter profile picture once had me enclosed by a wall. But that’s too close to the truth to be funny.

Maybe I already have a brand. How many other socially anxious, Israeli, English-writing authors are there? I suppose what I’m looking for is a humorous brand. Am I simply not funny enough for such a thing?

Wait. Here’s the iron. All I need to do is to heat it up and…. No, I can’t. I’m too scared!

 

…thank you for the post, Miriam

…now the rest of yeez can have a peek at her novel on Kindle, NEITHER HERE NOR THERE:

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…available on  AmazonSmashwordsCrooked CatBook Depository.

…and follow m’Lady Miriam on the SOSYAL NETWURKS thus:

…she avers she can be found on my websiteTwitter and Facebook.

…see yeez later…LUV YEEZ!…

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