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S.A. Rule

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Sue Rule is a British author, now living in the Highlands of Scotland.

She has been writing since the age of 7. She claims she kept trying to give it up, but it wouldn’t let her, so she embarked on creating the fantasy series “Shaihen Heritage”. The series grows out of Sue’s love of history and folklore, and tracks the fictional history of an imagined world which is not unlike our own. The process of imagining that world has led her to think about how we might seek to create “The Fair Land” in the real world.

A bereavement in 2011 interrupted the writing of the imagined history of the imagined land, but Sue has now picked up the laptop again and the next novels in the Shaihen Heritage series are well underway. Watch this space.


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Economic Reality Check

I’m not writing fiction at the moment. I am suffering an overdose of reality. So here’s my two-pennyworth on changing banking culture, and why persisting in paying bankers excessively high salaries is fatally damaging to the world’s economy.

It is the work of ordinary folk that drives the economy. Not the gambling games of highly-paid men in sharp suits. It is our money - the output of manufacturi Read more of this blog post »
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message 7: by Julie

Julie Round Hi Sue, My latest novel "A Bend In the Lane" is out and I wonder if you would like a copy, just to see if I've improved!
I can send a paperback copy if you give me an address as it isn't an ebook. ( Most of my readers haven't got computers or kindles)
Also, note the UK Southern Book show is in Worthing in October if you are interested. They have a website.
Best Wishes, Julie.
( also on twitter as folkonthedowns)

message 6: by Julie

Julie Round Hi Sue, Trying to find retired schoolteachers who might enjoy a romance set in the 1960's as I have written 'A Lesson for the Teacher' in a different style with a different readership in mind.
Now all I have to do is find them!

message 5: by Julie

Julie Round Hi Sue, I'm also not writing a novel at the moment, although I am trying to have a go at some competitions.
My 'romance' began to bore me so I guess it would bore readers, too. I found that once I had written a synopsis
I lost interest in the story. I like my books to develop organically! I only printed 100 copies of 'Never Pretend' and half of them are sold already.I'm still finding my way round Goodreads. www.juliecround.com

Jackie I already have it on my real books shelf. I'll be getting to it very soon.

Bradley Thank you for allowing me the honour of becoming your friend. =)

btw S.a. I've added your book Shaihen Heritage: Book 1: Cloak of Magic to my to-read list.

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