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Shelagh Watkins is writer, editor and publisher at Mandinam Press. She is the author of two novels, Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine and The Power of Persuasion. She published the anthology, Forever Friends, in 2008 and a follow-up anthology, Forever Travels, in 2010. Shelagh set up Published Authors groups on Facebook, LinkedIn and Goodreads. She is also the administrator of publishedauthors.org.


Susan Whitfield, author of three published novels, Genesis Beach, Just North of Luck and Hell Swamp, interviewed Shelagh Watkins on her blog on Monday 12th October:
[image error]Shelagh Watkins is writer, editor and publisher at Mandinam Press, and author of two books: Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine and The Power of Persuasion. She set up the Children's Fiction group on LibraryThing, the Publis... Read more of this blog post »
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Forever Friends
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Mr. Planemaker's Flying Mac...
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The Power of Persuasion
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Forever Travels
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Four Short Stories
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A Thousand Words of Poetry
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Shelagh Shelagh said: "Comments about some of the stories:

(My Hero, My Dad) I enjoyed your story – “My Hero, My Dad.”
The tribute you gave your Dad was most thoughtful and deserving. While reading the story, there were things you did in your youth that reminded me of the s...more
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(My Hero, My Dad) I enjoyed your story – “My Hero, My Dad.”
The tribute you gave your Dad was most thoughtful and deserving. While reading the story, there were things you did in your youth that reminded me of the s...more
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I wrote this novel in 1998, but it took another ten years to appear in print! It was on the list for Wales Book of the Year 2009.

I received this message from one of my readers:

"I read your book some weeks ago and hope you do not mind, put some though...more
Shelagh made a comment in the group Blog Tours for ReadersHosting a blog tour topic
"If anyone would be interested in including my blog on their tour, let me know. This is my blog on blogger:

http://shelaghs.blogspot.com
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message 17: by Shelagh

Shelagh John wrote: "Hey Shelagh ...

Long time no communications - love the interviews.

Not sure how much you know (age and forgetfulness go hand and hand), but I fell in love with a Myspace friend and moved to Tenn..."


Hey John,

How are things? I remember Monkey Love and how you met your new love! How's the writing going? Would you like to be interviewed?


message 16: by John

John Allen Hey Shelagh ...

Long time no communications - love the interviews.

Not sure how much you know (age and forgetfulness go hand and hand), but I fell in love with a Myspace friend and moved to Tennessee. Life is good and I am a survivor.


message 15: by Liane

Liane Spicer Thanks for the friendship, Shelagh! Greetings!


message 14: by Shelagh

Shelagh Mike wrote: "Thanks for your Goodreads friendship.
I hope Mandinam Press won't be too long before accepting subbmissions again.
Mike Brecon"


We'll see what the New Year brings for Mandinam Press!


message 13: by Mike

Mike Brecon Thanks for your Goodreads friendship.
I hope Mandinam Press won't be too long before accepting subbmissions again.
Mike Brecon


Elizabeth Bennett Hey Shelagh, thanks for letting me know about the authors page. Will be sure to check it out. Have a good week......

Take Care,
Elizabeth


Shalonda Williams Hey There, Just stopping by to say hi and to let you know that I added "Forever Friends" to my goodreads authors listmania. I hope that all is well.


Shalonda


message 10: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Shelagh...what an awesome name! I'm sure I'd mispronouce it *smile*. Thanks for adding me as a friend.
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 9: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Shelagh,

How are you? Thank you for accepting my friend-request. I wish you a Healthy, Happy, & Prosperous 2009.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, and Reason Reigns. Have a marvelous weekend. Warmest regards.


message 8: by Chase

Chase Von Hey Shelagh and good to connect with you here as well:)

Hope you are doing wonderful:)

Love and light you:)

Sincerely,

Chase:)


message 7: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Shelagh,
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads,
ROGER


message 6: by Aine

Aine MacAodha Hi Shelagh, good to see you here, the world is surley getting smaller, I hope you are well,
Take care, Aine


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/Bo...


Donald James Parker Hi Shelagh,
I thought I invited you but maybe not (I probably had reached my limit when I did it). I hate that about this site. Thanks for inviting me!!
Don


message 3: by Tammy

Tammy Wish I could've submitted for the anthology.. Maybe next time... Congrats to you and all the other writers. Your hard work putting this book together, I'm sure is greatly appreicated..


Tammy


message 2: by Tammy

Tammy Hi Shelagh,

Nice to see you here... Thanks for the friendship invite.

Tammy

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Gabriel Cheers!


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