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Bringing you exclusive interviews with authors featured in the Book Savvy Newsletter. Our Guest is Grahame Howard, the author of four books: 'All Bagged Up', 'The Wishing Book', 'The Wishing Book 2 - Return to Mars' and 'The Wishing Book 3 - Extermination'. Enjoy the interview. Q1. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your book 'Wishing Book 2'? I live with my wife and family in Dorset. We have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I suffered for 10 years with the disease, Ulcerative Colitis until I had surgery for a permanent ileostomy. I felt quite desperate and if not for my Christian faith I don't know how I would have managed. I wrote about this in my first book, All Bagged Up, to help other people in similar situations. Being a child at heart, I started writing children's fantasy stories. My story is about some children who find a book with magical powers that grants wishes. This has now turned into a series. The W
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Amazing voyages of a nautical nature A daring adventure of one man’s attempt to sail solo round the world. After a working life at sea of some thirty-five years one might think it would be time to swallow the anchor, as the saying goes, and retire to a peaceful existence on shore. However, in the case of this writer such an existence by nature was not to be. To misquote a saying; you can take a sailor away from the sea, but you can't take the sea from a sailor, and the pull to return to the water is forever strong. 'I want to go down to the sea again to the lonely sea and the sky,' as John Masefield wrote in his poem Sea Fever. This book relates the further experiences of a nautical nature for the author after retiring as a captain of VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carriers). …Find out more… A daring and immersing true-life sea adventure …publishedbestsellers.com .
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The Derby Telegraph invites readers to submit short stories. Here is a piece by Philip Neale (pen name - Neal James), titled 'Marks on the Wall' DI Dennis Marks knew that Samuel North had killed his wife Susan. Everything was there. He had motive, opportunity, the weapon, and there were enough people who knew that the marriage was going through serious problems to put the man firmly in the frame. Despite all this there was nothing concrete to place North at the scene during the period that the pathologist estimated to be the time of death. Susan North had been shot, her body wrapped in plastic sheeting and dumped at the side of an isolated country road. According to the post mortem report she had been dead for at least two weeks. North had married into money, becoming an essential part of his father-in-law’s business and inheriting a share of the company when the old man died. His wife Susan obtained controlling interest when her mother passed away and became the driving f