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Roderick Hart

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I have made bubble gum in Pennsylvania, studied folk music in Afghanistan, published poetry in anthologies of Scottish verse, and worked for many years in a recording studio training students in scripting, recording, editing, and studio operations. An active member of a BPD support group (Borderline Personality Disorder) I have learned the hard way the strain this condition puts not only on the person with the disorder, but on relatives and friends as well. I have two children and live with my wife and cat in an old farmhouse on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

I have recently published two novels, Time to Talk and A Serious Business. They are both general fiction with elements of humour - more overt in the second than the first.

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Time to Talk
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I recently finished an e-book and the ending took me by surprise - not because of the content but because I wasn't expecting the book to end so soon.

This cannot happen with a physical book, and it seems to me authors intending to publish an e-book should give this some thought. A contents list at the beginning would help, as would using chapters. The e-book which took me by surprise was writte... Read more of this blog post »
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Samantha thanks, it's nice to 'meet' you. If you do get around to reading the extract, let me know what you think.

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