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, 7 May 2013

Glynis Smy: Book Launch: Ripped Genes

A year ago saw the debut launch of Ripper, My Love by Glynis Smy. 

Today, the sequel makes its presence known: Ripped Genes.

Ripped Genes will be at a special launch price of 99c/(77p approx) for the ebook version, until end of May. 

The descriptive blurb holds a spoiler for those who have not read the first book. If you would like to read, Ripper, My Love, first, then contact Glynis at: glynissmy at outlook dot com, and put FREE BOOK PLEASE in the subject line. You will be sent a code for Smashwords, where you can download a copy in any format you please. This offer will finish at the end of May, so spread the word.

Growing up in late nineteenth century East London, Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her beloved neighbour and the working women of the streets ... Read more.

The author has lived for eight years, in Cyprus. Her historical novels carry a twist in the tale, and she creates strong female characters who struggle in life.

In June 2013, Glynis returns to her hometown,Harwich, Essex,in the UK, where she will gain inspiration for her next novel, The Man in Room Eighteen. 

Find Glynis on:
Twitter: @ghunibee

Glynis also runs a site where she showcases, (not reviews), books for authors. It is free of charge, with no catch: New Book Blogger (not just for newly published books). She actively encourages self-published authors to submit to the blog.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Jessica Bell: Book Launch

Jessica Bell has done it again and provided a really good grammar book for the beginner like me. I felt it really spoke to me. Her easy conversational style is easy to read and relate to. Very useful to have beside you to refresh your memory when you are more experienced too. It doesn't preach but make you feel that she too had the same problems and that she's pleased to pass on what she has learnt. It so good to know that she too has bad such problems, so I'm not such an ignoramus. We all have to learn. Thank you Jessica. I love the size too as I can put it in my handbag if I have an appointment and may have to wait. NO wasted time.

 'Like Show Not Tell' I promoted it to the Paphos Writers' Group. No reservations about doing so as I can recommend it wholeheartedly. I hope you sell loads and loads.