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Author Archives: rachelmward

Book Birthday Interview – Dan Smith Interviewed by Rachel Ward

Dan Smith is someone to keep an eye on. To celebrate the publication of his latest book for children, My Brother’s Secret, I asked him a few questions:     … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Five Things I’ve Learnt Since Being Published

1. Writing when you are published: a) I need an editor. Writing my first book, Numbers, was comparatively easy and of all my books it needed the least editing. Writing … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

An Orderly Life

I’m sure there are writers who don’t get dressed until the end of the afternoon, like Christy Hall: “A writing day is like any other day. Except I live in … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Arrogance of the Middle-Aged Woman

By the time you read this I’ll have left the country. I’ll be out of your clutches. Somewhere safe. Don’t try to find me … Okay, the mundane truth is  … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

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