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.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

This is an open letter to Jessica Bell.

This is an open letter to Jessica Bell.                                                                      15th January 2013.

Jessica Bell - author

Dear  Jessica,
I hope you read this. I received a copy yesterday of your new little book ‘Show and Tell in a Nutshell’ having been advised to buy it by my good friend Glynis. What an impact it’s had on my writing life already. I’m buzzing!! Having just read the introduction I felt very hopeful that I too could master this. When you’re starting you imagine that established authors haven’t had the same problems; they're super human.

I’ve been reading the content and although I know I’ll have to work hard at it, with this little book at my side, my writing will improve. I feel so empowered this morning. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to help others who are struggling with the concept.

I go to the Paphos Writers’ Group on a Thursday and will be warmly recommending this book to them.

You really are a star!!
Warm Regards and Best wishes for 2013.


  1. Oh, Annette, you have no idea how much this warms my soul. Thank you so so very much. Hopefully one day when I come to Cyprus to meet Glynis, I can meet you too!

  2. Jessica is beyond amazing! I love her soul and her writing. She's beautiful inside and out! I found this blog thanks to her fancy link of facebook! I'm a new follower and glad to be one!

  3. Love to have you with nme Jen. I often look at yours too.Very informative.