Squidge

Squidge

50 years old
Female
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For those who've been reading the Stories for Homes online anthology, there's a new piece up. And it just happens to be the one that I wrote! https://storiesforhomes.wordpress.com/potato-soup/
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Fiction for children
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Short fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Terry Pratchett
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Discworld, Peepo, Little House on the Prairie, Katherine, Life of Pi,
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To get reluctant readers reading!
    Your worst habit?
    Saying 'yes' too often
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    At home or in the car (parked!)
    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?
    Love cold chicken and liquorice...not necessarily at the same time. Prefer sunshine to snow.

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    David
    "David" commented on Squidge's Blog "The thinking behind book stores stocking books".
    Good to read this, Squidge. It still seems as much a mystery why stores stock certain titles as why publishers/agents get interested in certain books.
    1 day ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Hil's Blog "Cringe-worthy literary devices".
    When it's really obvious who the baddie/long lost son/princess in hiding is...but the author continues the story for chapters and chapters until the big reveal. It's the author's equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and going la-la-la-la ...
    1 day ago
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    Newbie
    "Newbie" commented on Squidge's Blog "The thinking behind book stores stocking books".
    Fingers crossed the young readers will pull those books of the shelves. Interesting blog, Squidge. Well done for getting so far.
    2 days ago
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    Janeshuff
    "Janeshuff" commented on Squidge's Blog "The thinking behind book stores stocking books".
    Fascinating reading, Squidge. And even more congratulations on getting your book into those stores!
    2 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "Emptying the Nest: Rinse and Repeat".
    Lovely account as always, Whisks. Can't believe the ignorance of some people when it comes to wildlife - if That Woman had simply listened to the Fox Project, maybe she'd have watched with a sense of awe as mama fox came back for her cubs, rather ...
    2 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "The thinking behind book stores stocking books".
    Crumbs. Even more layers and layers of people involved in getting a book out there. The author seems to be an even smaller cog in a huge wheel. So very well done, Squidge (again!).
    2 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge wrote a new blog: "The thinking behind book stores stocking books".
    Think I posted a while back that Kingstone was being stocked in some Barnes and Noble stores? Today I got photographic proof! But more interestingly, BInk talked to the manager of the bookstore they visited to find out why Kingstone is being ...
    2 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Stories for Homes".
    Thanks all - missed this when it was posted! Bit busy doing birthday stuff - or not, as the case was!
    10 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Squidge's wall:
    Excellent comp entry, Squidge. Fresh and so believable.
    10 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on Sandra's wall:
    Thanks, Sandra - written in about ten minutes after feeling like this for several days... Quite cathartic!
    11 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Squidge's wall:
    Bloody hell Squidge - your comp entry has nailed it good and proper.
    11 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Rejection".
    Oh, I like that idea, kats! I'd have LOADS of pens by now!
    15 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Rejection".
    And happy birthday - we share a date! Except mine's a BIG one this year... ;)
    16 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Rejection".
    It's horrid, isn't it? Stomp around for a bit, grump for a while longer, drink/eat/do whatever you want to feel better, then pick up and carry on. Like Bella said - it's not that your entry wasn't good enough, because you write well. It just wasn't ...
    16 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on Hil's wall:
    Thanks, Hil. Not a bad day at all, thanks! x
    16 days ago

About

5 foot nothing, silver hair (I refuse to be grey). Have a bit of a thing for fancy dress...
Married, two kids, part-time learning support assistant at a local primary school. Ex-microbiologist and trainer in pharmaceutical manufacture. Have also worked as a butchery assistant, sales assistant, and egg pickler. (Still can't stand salt and vinegar crisps as a result of that one...)
Write for children - self-pubbed 'Granny Rainbow' March 2014 (collection of short stories) but I haven't cracked the 'having a whole novel published' bit yet...

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  • J.net
    by J.net 10 days ago
    Excellent comp entry, Squidge. Fresh and so believable.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 11 days ago
    Bloody hell Squidge - your comp entry has nailed it good and proper.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 16 days ago
    Happy birthday, Squidge. Hope you have a truly wonderful day.
  • Hil
    by Hil 16 days ago
    I hear it's your birthday! Have a good one! xxx
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 18 days ago
    Hi Squidge. Thanks for your comment.
  • Kate
    by Kate 23 days ago
    Just got a copy of Starmark to read to my kids - had to smile when I opened the front page and it said 'For Debi.....' Don't we all owe her a lot. Looking forward to reading.
  • Barny
    by Barny 1 month ago
    PM for you
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 months ago
    'Good' that I can't show off my tan? Ha! ;)
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 3 months ago
    Thank you, yes to both. I have the most glorious tan, but it's too cold to show it off!
  • OFP
    by OFP 3 months ago
    Delighted. What became of your project we discussed before Christmas?