Skylark

Skylark

40 years old
Female
Current Status
IS A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Too many to list here!
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Perfectly balanced
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To make a difference to the way someone somewhere thinks about stuff as a result of something I've written.
    Your worst habit?
    Procrastinating on social networking sites....!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    At home or at the library
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    Would like to time travel back to BC (Before Children), bottle up all the time I wasted and bring it back to now. I'd get so much done!

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    Skylark
    Skylark commented on Jill's wall:
    Lovely! I hope you enjoy. I love the cover too :-) xx
    2 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Skylark's wall:
    I am looking forward to savouring your debut novel on holiday soon. Too busy here at the moment to do it justice. It is put safely by with other things to take in hand luggage. The physical book itself has a lovely feel to it, if that makes sense, ...
    2 days ago
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    Skylark
    "Skylark" commented on Squidge's Blog "Launching Home".
    I didn't realise there were all these replies - Squidge's blog, not mine! I will write one myself but still floating back down to earth. A few days back at school have helped there. Thank you everyone for your lovely words - and Tony. that's an ...
    2 days ago
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    Skylark
    Skylark commented on Jill's wall:
    I've just seen your lovely message, Jill! Thank you so much :-) xxx
    2 days ago
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    Skylark
    "Skylark" commented on Philippa's Blog "Breaching the Citadel (aka Getting a Foothold in the Publishing World)".
    WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO! So great to catch up with the full version of this story after learning your news very briefly the other week. So pleased for you!! xxx
    2 days ago
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Skylark's wall:
    Cloud lost my first comment congratulating you ~ floating around with the skylarks no doubt! So here are BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SKYLARK from me. Would have been lovely to be with you all at what Whisks told me was a wonderful occasion. ...
    13 days ago
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    Skylark
    "Skylark" commented on Squidge's Blog "Launching Home".
    Thank you everyone for making the launch so special - and thanks Squidge and Athel for sharing stuff here! I will write a blog soon when it all calms down a bit!! xxxxx
    14 days ago
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    Skylark
    Skylark IS A PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!
    14 days ago
    • Debi
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      Debi Yes, she BLOODY IS!
      14 days ago
    • Skylark
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      Skylark :-D :-D :-D
      14 days ago
    • Skylark
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      Skylark (Updated my profile at last ;-) )
      14 days ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Squeeeeeee!
      14 days ago
    • Hil
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      Hil YES!!!!!!!
      14 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Woooo!
      14 days ago
    • JD
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      JD \o/ yay! :)
      14 days ago
    • Philippa
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      Philippa Yes yes yes!
      14 days ago
    • TheWeyMan
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      TheWeyMan Congratulations! Inspiration to the rest of us! :)
      14 days ago
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    Skylark
    "Skylark" commented on Skylark's Blog "Another Update on Getting Published (aka Trying to Write Book Two)".
    And you, Phillippa! And Hil! Hooray! Can't wait :-) Thank you for the auction plug, Giselle! Hoping Home will raise a few quid towards the total and agree with Debi that it would be extra special if it's won by someone I know :-) :-) Tony, I'm also ...
    1 month ago
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    Debi
    "Debi" commented on Skylark's Blog "Another Update on Getting Published (aka Trying to Write Book Two)".
    Good point, Giselle, re bidding for a dedicated and signed copy in the #SfH2 auction. Jesika came to life in SfH1 and demanded Mandy give her a whole novel for telling her story. And what a story it's turned out to be, both for Mandy and for Jesika. ...
    1 month ago
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    Tony
    "Tony" commented on Skylark's Blog "Another Update on Getting Published (aka Trying to Write Book Two)".
    I love your idea of writing Book 2 about 'minor' characters that appeared in Home. I think, when you have created a world of your own, there is obviously so much more potential than can come to light in just one novel. My protagonist, Will Dillon, ...
    1 month ago
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    Giselle
    "Giselle" commented on Skylark's Blog "Another Update on Getting Published (aka Trying to Write Book Two)".
    Skylark this is just simply amazing, and thank you for allowing us to follow your - and Jesika's - journey from idea to short story to publication. It couldn't happen to a nicer, more decent person which, during these times, is very heart-warming. ...
    1 month ago
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    Hil
    "Hil" commented on Skylark's Blog "Another Update on Getting Published (aka Trying to Write Book Two)".
    Fantastic blog, Skylark. It's truly inspiring and encouraging to read about your ongoing journey. See you soon... (and you, Philippa?!)
    1 month ago
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    Philippa
    "Philippa" commented on Skylark's Blog "Another Update on Getting Published (aka Trying to Write Book Two)".
    This is such a helpful and honest blog. Huge congratulations again on all you've achieved, and thank you for sharing your book-two-shitty-first-draft-itis. I am currently creating an entirely new version of my current WIP, and have been feeling so ...
    1 month ago
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    Skylark
    "Skylark" commented on Skylark's Blog "Another Update on Getting Published (aka Trying to Write Book Two)".
    Thank you, Whisks and Hilly! Definitely keep dreaming! Yes, Whisks, I think I remember you blogging about it. I should have known better, really, but got overtaken by enthusiasm ;-)
    1 month ago

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Writer & music teacher aka Amanda Berriman. Debut novel 'Home' out now! (DoubledayUK). Represented by Jo Unwin. Lives with tech-guru, two lego masterbuilders and dogs.

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  • Jill
    by Jill 2 days ago
    I am looking forward to savouring your debut novel on holiday soon. Too busy here at the moment to do it justice. It is put safely by with other things to take in hand luggage. The physical book itself has a lovely feel to it, if that makes sense, and the cover image is lovely too. Quite intriguing, but I am sure all will become clear once the book has been read by yours truly. Jx
  • Jill
    by Jill 13 days ago
    Cloud lost my first comment congratulating you ~ floating around with the skylarks no doubt! So here are BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SKYLARK from me. Would have been lovely to be with you all at what Whisks told me was a wonderful occasion. Wishing you every success with sales. I will be buying a copy, of course. Jx
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 4 months ago
    Thanks, Sky :-)
  • L.
    by L. 4 months ago
    Thanks Skylark!
  • Barb
    by Barb 4 months ago
    Wonderful comp entry, Sky. Beautifully crafted.
  • Bric
    by Bric 4 months ago
    Beautiful, Sky, your comp entry is just beautiful.
  • J.net
    by J.net 4 months ago
    Thanks, Skylark. Great to see you've entered one too, and wow, what an utterly touching piece.
  • sirtanicmills
    by sirtanicmills 4 months ago
    I don't normally do this symbiotic "Loved your Comp Entry" stuff, Sky. But yours is stunningly good. So I'll say so.
  • L.
    by L. 4 months ago
    Beautiful comp entry, I enjoyed reading it and found it very touching.
  • Athelstone
    by Athelstone 9 months ago
    Hey Skylark - have a wonderful birthday!!!