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Anita Davison

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in London, The United Kingdom
September 25




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As someone who lives inside her head most of the time, writing seemed like a natural thing to do.
Weaned on Jean Plaidy, I graduated to Cynthia Harrod Eagles, with stops along the way at Susannah Kearsley, Kathy Reichs, and Alex Connor

Royalist Rebel, a 17th Century Biographical novel based on the life of Elizabeth Murray was released by Pen and Sword Books in 2013
My 17th century Family saga The Woulfes of Loxsbeare is being re-worked by Books We Love for release in Autumn 2014 and my cosy mystery featuring Flora Maguire will be released soon by Buried River Press

Release Day for The Rebel’s Daughter
Helena Woulfe, the daughter of a wealthy Exeter nobleman leads a privileged life, however, when rebellion sweeps the West Country, her family is caught in its grip. After Monmouth’s bloody defeat in battle at Sedgemoor, Helena sets off for Somerset to find the three missing members of her family.
With the Woulfe estate confiscated by the crown, Helena and her...
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Description: An Exeter family becomes caught up in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Anita, hope you're having a great day. I'd love to invite you to visit my web site, I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Anita! It's so great to be friends with you on here as well as other sites, too!

Rosemary Thanks so much for the invitation. It's delightful to hear from another historical novelist!

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

And today was starting out so well.

Again, I'm very sorry.


Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Anita!

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

Anyway, I thought I'd share my recent interview with the Devil, in case you'd like to check it out:

Devil: First of all, let's get this out of the way. Do you dislike to avoid abstaining from not eating babies?
Jeremy C. Shipp: What?
D: Just answer the question!
JCS: No.
D: Ah, you do eat babies then.
JCS: No, I meant that I won't answer such a confusing question.
D: So you're not as smart as you claim to be.
JCS: I'm not claiming anything.
D: You wrote a novel. Isn't that another way of saying, "Look at me. I'm smarter than everyone else. I belong on a pedestal so that I can throw tangerines at people's kidneys."
JCS: Are you evil or just stupid?
D: Moving on. Let's talk about your novel.
JCS: Finally.
D: What inspired you to write a story that's pure evil?
JCS: I wouldn't say it's evil.
D: Aha, but didn't you say in a prior interview, and I quote, "I'm Jeremy. I like writing evil stories. Anyone who reads my book loves the Devil and wants to marry him?"
JCS: I never said that.
D: Your word against mine. Anyway, if your book isn't evil, then why do you kill every single character?
JCS: You haven't even read it, have you?
D: I can read it in your eyes.
JCS: That's it. We're done.
D: No, wait! I'm sorry. Sometimes I get a little overexcited. It's a condition. If you say your book isn't pure evil, then it isn't pure evil. I'm sure it's filled with baby puppies dancing on giant sunflowers.
JCS: Don't get me wrong. Bad things sometimes happen in the book, because bad things sometimes happen in life. People don't always act respectfully towards one another. The book, I'd say, has a good heart. It wants the world to be a better place.
D: I understand. You're saying that you're some sort of savior who can save mankind from all its suffering.
JCS: Just…forget it. This interview's over.
D: Fine. But before we can publish this interview, I'll need you to sign right here.
JCS: There…wait a second. What was all that fine print?
D: Nothing.

Jeremy :)

"Shipp's clear, insistant voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn't let go."
--Jack Ketchum

"[Vacation] is an intriguing, challenging, literate, provocative novel I'm not sure I understand and suspect I'm not meant to… I recommend it to those who find reality boring; it may make them see it in new ways."
—Piers Anthony

P.S.—I’m currently selling autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:

Anita, I've addedd Duking Days: Rebellion to my to-read list

Sandie Hi Anita,
It so soon nice to see you on great reads. Hope you have a great week.

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