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Susan Francis

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I’m an independent author and avid reader of books. I also enjoy writing (unsolicited) reviews and I have a review blog at http://soozbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/. Like many, for me writing came out of a love of reading. I also wanted a way to be creative and, since I have always been more comfortable expressing myself through the written word, it seemed like the best way forward for me. I started my first novel, Butterfly porcupine, in 2009 and what I discovered was a sheer love of the writing process and the joy that comes from actually completing a novel. Butterfly porcupine was published in 2011 and is the first of a coming-of-age contemporary series called Tales from Aintree Court. A second revised edition was published in July 2012 alo ...more

I think it is fair to say that many of us feel as though 2016 was an annus horribilis. That said, this was not the case for my year in books.

Books were a soothing balm in a year when we lost so many prominent people, such as the (UK) MP Jo Cox (and others too numerous to mention), who touched the lives of so many and made a positive influence, leaving many of us feeling sad and cheated.

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“Proceed with caution, but don't be put off. After all, bristles aside, the porcupine is a harmless creature.”
Susan Francis, Butterfly Porcupine

“I planned that Aintree Tale #1 would have a halo while the soon to be published Aintree Tale #2 in comparison would have red horns and a fork tail.”
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“Proceed with caution, but don't be put off. After all, bristles aside, the porcupine is a harmless creature.”
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message 14: by Susan

Susan Francis Amy wrote: "Hi Susan,

How are things going in your world? I was just checking in on book number 3 in the Aintree Tales series.

Take care,
Amy"


Hi Amy,
Sorry for the late reply. This one was tricky because I am relying completely on my imagination this time (the previous 2 were partially auto-biographical so flowed easier). I pretty much have the main plot now but am yet to complete the first draft. It is progressing nicely but I still have a long way to go. This one will be a sweet romance (closer to the style of bk1 than bk 2). I think you'll like this one ;) Thanks so much for your interest. It's always nice to hear from you. My best, Susan


message 13: by Amy

Amy Hi Susan,

How are things going in your world? I was just checking in on book number 3 in the Aintree Tales series.

Take care,
Amy


message 12: by Susan

Susan Francis Amy wrote: "Hi Susan,

Thanks so much for the copy of TVotSS, I loved it. Can you tell me anything about the third book in the series? Like whose perspectives it will be following. I'm looking forward to the t..."


Hi Amy,

I am so glad you liked the 2nd book! The third book will mainly be about Will and Kris and will also bring Ollie to the forefront. I can get back to working on it now that book 2 is out ;)


message 11: by Amy

Amy Hi Susan,

Thanks so much for the copy of TVotSS, I loved it. Can you tell me anything about the third book in the series? Like whose perspectives it will be following. I'm looking forward to the third enstallment, can't wait!!

-Amy


message 10: by Susan

Susan Francis Lawrence wrote: "Hello Susan, Thank you for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. Happy Reading!!"

Hi Lawrence, Thanks for your making friends with me. It's nice when that happens :) happy reading to you too.


Lawrence Hello Susan, Thank you for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. Happy Reading!!


message 8: by Susan

Susan Francis The cover of my new novel is apt. Not just because of the musical theme that runs through it, but because the image sums up the situations and the relationships (a bit chaotic and messy, LOL). To quote Kai Hansen, "Sometimes it's just .... complicated."
Two Versions of the Same Song (Aintree Tales #2) by Susan Francis


message 7: by Susan

Susan Francis Two Versions of the Same Song Arc Giveaway starts today if you're interested ;) http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


message 6: by Susan

Susan Francis It's nice making friends with book lovers all around the world :D thanks


message 5: by Susan

Susan Francis Hi! I enjoy reading your reviews :)


Nenia *The Flagrant Liberal* Campbell Hi, Susan! Thanks for the friend request! :)


message 3: by Susan

Susan Francis The revised 2nd edition of my debut novel, Butterfly porcupine, comes out next week in paperback and (for the first time) as an ebook. I look forward to promoting it. Then comes the nail-biting time to face the critics. Yikes!


message 2: by Susan

Susan Francis Shelly aka Shell's Bells wrote: "Hi Susan - thanks for the friend request! Best of luck with your book, sounds very sweet!"

Hi Shelly. Great to make friends with you. Thanks for your kind message about my book. : )


Shelly Hi Susan - thanks for the friend request! Best of luck with your book, sounds very sweet!


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