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Kate Rigby

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I've been writing for nearly forty years. Good gracious, that long? I realized my unhip credentials were mounting so decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhip was first published in 2010 and is now updated and republished.

However I'm not totally unhip. My punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). It's now been re-kindled.

I received a Southern Arts bursary for my novel Where A Shadow Played (now Did You Whisper Back?)

Skrev Press published my novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka! (2004) and Break Point (2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s avant garde magazine Texts’ Bones including a version of my satirical novella Lost The Plot.

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Kate Rigby Hi Patricia!

So sorry I've only just seen this. Goodreads didn't let me know - so i just stumbled on it by chance today and see you posted your message…more
Hi Patricia!

So sorry I've only just seen this. Goodreads didn't let me know - so i just stumbled on it by chance today and see you posted your message 47 days ago. I have a bit of a large backlog of reads at the moment but will put your book on my tbr list and happy to help :)

Oh I remember the Authonomy days! In fact I've just had a free cover redesign of my book 'Little Guide To Unhip'. Yes, Ann talks of you fondly. I never seem to see your posts on Facebook for some reason. I find FB is like that, you can miss so many posts. I am struggling a bit with my Fibro but c'est la vie! Big hugs to you from this side of the pond :)(less)
Kate Rigby A long overdue follow up to Down The Tubes. I don't usually do follow ups but the unfolding of the story a couple or so decades on presented itself! I…moreA long overdue follow up to Down The Tubes. I don't usually do follow ups but the unfolding of the story a couple or so decades on presented itself! I have now drafted 21K words but still a way to go.(less)
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Down The Tubes

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Fall of the Flamingo Circus

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Thalidomide Kid

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Did You Whisper Back?

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She Looks Pale

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Author Interview - Chantelle Atkins & Sim Alec Sansford and their latest book!

Today I'm really thrilled to have Chantelle Atkins back on my blog who has just co-authored a book with fellow author, Sim Alec Sansford. I had the pleasure of interviewing them about their latest book: Fortune's Well, Part One, which has just been released.

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In the town of Fortune’s Well a dangerous storm is brewing, and two unsuspecting teenagers are standing right at the heart of i

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