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Sue Copsey

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I grew up in England, in the town of Rugby. My childhood favourites were Enid Blyton (written without a trace of embarrassment - won't hear a word against her!), Tove Jansson (the Moomins) and anything about ghosts. My writing goal is to create a character as random as a Hattifattener. If you don't know what a Hattifattener is, please google this very soon.
After working as a press officer at London Zoo, and as a senior editor and writer at Dorling Kindersley, I moved to New Zealand with my husband, Michael. We have two children, and a free-range rabbit (Tog - check out his Facebook page Daily Tog) who sits at my feet while I work. My day job is book editing, and in my spare time I write spooky children's fiction.
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Sue Copsey My most recent book (the sequel to "The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head", and still at the will it/won't it be published stage) was inspired by a visit to…moreMy most recent book (the sequel to "The Ghosts of Young Nick's Head", and still at the will it/won't it be published stage) was inspired by a visit to Rotorua, in New Zealand's North Island. It's a volcanic hotspot, with bubbling mud, geysers, steaming lakes ... all manner of stuff going on beneath your feet. Nearby is a partially excavated village that was buried by mud during the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886. Eleven days before this eruption, a phantom Maori canoe was spotted on Lake Tarawera - there were many witnesses. The legend goes that the canoe will reappear if another eruption is imminent. So, of course, I thought, 'What if my heroes, Joe and Eddie, saw the canoe?' (less)
Sue Copsey Hi there Darren - oh no! Yes I was very good, I posted the books as soon as I heard from Goodreads. I've just checked back and your prize was posted…moreHi there Darren - oh no! Yes I was very good, I posted the books as soon as I heard from Goodreads. I've just checked back and your prize was posted on 4 September, so you should certainly have had it by now. The address I had was: 8 Granite Drive, Salisbury NB E4J 3G2, Canada.
Maybe give it another week and if you still haven't received it, let me know and I'll send you another one.
Well it's 11.20pm here in NZ and the clocks go forward this evening, so I shall be off to bed and wish you goodnight :)
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A lot of indie authors are saying to me, okay, now I have my professionally edited book, what next? The switched-on ones will already have looked into printing and distribution options, and will have investigated marketing. But so much of the information out there on the internet just isnt helpful for New Zealand authors. So I thought it might be useful to list our particular hurdles and my tho... Read more of this blog post »
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