Please help me welcome author Annabelle Franklin to Jemsbooks Interview an Author. Thank you, Annabelle for coming today.
1. Please tell us something about yourself.
I’m lucky enough to live in an area of outstanding natural beauty that’s under a preservation order. No tarmac or streetlights, just woodland, beaches and quirky little houses that can only be reached via a dirt track. It’s like living in Fairyland – the perfect place for a writer of children’s fantasy, and wonderful for dog walks. I have a strong affinity with Greyhounds, who have short bursts of energy and spend the rest of the time sleeping! I used to foster dogs for Greyhound Rescue Wales, until one of them became a permanent fixture and a ‘sister’ for my rescued Lurcher.
I’ve published two children’s books, ‘Gateway to Magic’ and ‘The Slapstyx’. I’m a member of Swansea and District Writers Circle, and my short story ‘Mercy Dog’ appears in the Circle’s anthology of short stories themed around WW1. ‘Unforgotten: The Great War 1914-1918’ was published in 2014 by Accent Press and last year it won the Denise Robertson Group Anthology prize, which is presented annually by the National Association of Writers Groups.
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