I write character driven fiction which I started to publish five years ago in memory of my late husband. I have always written and had the publishing dream - still do! I live in Devon with Pickle and Scamp my blogging dogs.
The View from the Dog House (Pt. 6)
The short answer is that it can do. People who read Rosy Teale's books who know her say they recognise bits of her in various characters. People are generally interesting to observe so when you are writing character driven fiction it is only natural to draw on these observations sometimes.
The View From the Dog House (Pt. 5)
Isn't this a funny expression? The first thing that attracts a potential reader to a book is its cover isn't it? So far, with the exception of Tea Break Tales the covers for Rosy Teale's books have enough similarities to be recognisable as hers. Two more titles are ready to publish, and their covers will also reflect this so therefore, Connie's Reunion will have a similar cover to Connie's Bodmin Mystery.
View from the Dog House (Pt. 4)
As dogs that blog, we are clearly more than a cut above the rest; and judging from the photos, we are obviously magnificent specimens—not that we consider ourselves to be dogs, you understand. That said, we do have selective canine habits. So for example, we sniff bums but only each other's—we don't mix with other dogs. We are also great fans of sending pee mails whilst out on our travels, which sometimes confuses she who thinks she should be obeyed at all times.
View from the Dog House (Pt. 3)
She who thinks she should be obeyed at all times is a great fan of audio books and used to work in radio, apparently, so knows a thing or two about recording. When she gives her talks promoting her books and her writing, people say they really enjoy hearing her reading the extracts, so producing audio books was something she was keen to do.
The View from the Dog House
'The Perils and Pitfalls on the Path to Publication' is the title of the talk our Mum (she who thinks she should be obeyed at all times) gives to various groups as she promotes her writing. She has published a number of novellas, short stories, poetry and most recently she has finished the novel she started to write over thirty years ago. She has described the whole thing as being on a learning curve resembling vertical take off. She has described it in other ways too but we won't go there.