Author A S Bielby

About me I was born in Stockton on Tees to a family living in Middlesbrough. We moved to a village near Whitby in North Yorkshire where I spent many years. I graduated from the University of East Anglia, worked as a Careers Advisor ending up as head of a university careers service. I have two children, two stepchildren and a lovely grandson. The children are grown-up with their own lives.

My husband and I came to Cyprus to live in 2007 after a hectic work life ‘to live the dream’, having finally retired from the property management business.

I have, for many years, wanted to write a book but I didn’t really know how to do it. Having met a member of the Paphos Writers Group, I decided to apply to join so have had a lot of practical help as well as encouragement to write. I am now slowly writing my novel as well as short stories. I met Glynis Smy (author of ‘Ripper, My Love’) recently, whose encouragement and help have given me a new lease of life..

My book ‘Payback Time’ is set in the North of England, as well as the south west of Cyprus. It is a romance/ family drama; how they meet and endeavour to overcome adversity, experience adventures on the way. Will they all make it intact through dark days? Time will tell.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Paphos Writer's Group

View of Polemi - Cyprus

On a Thursday I go to the Paphos Writer's Group and today I promoted Jessica Bell's new book 'Show and Tell In a Nutshell'. Several people showed interest in buying it so they are looking into ordering several together to try to minimise on shipping. Shipping was disproportionate to its size but for me it was worth every penny. Some may decide to purchase for Kindle.

What surprised me was that the Chairman now wants me to do a tutorial on the content of the book! Have to think about that.

I got a real buzz when, having read out a piece of fantasy writing we had been charged to write, I got really good comment on my dialogue. It seems that I've made good progress over the last year.It used to be stiff and stilted. I had been used to writing very formal documents when I was employed at the University and it showed. Good to know I'm moving in the right direction. It'll keep me going.

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