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Linda Acaster

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Welcome to my Goodreads author page. My published work includes nine novels, novellas and non-fiction titles, plus 70+ short stories in genres as diverse as women’s, horror, crime, literary, fantasy and SF, and even a Western.

My latest is 'Pilgrims of the Pool' Book 3 in the 'Torc of Moonlight trilogy of time-spanning Gothic thrillers set in northern England following the resurrection of a Celtic water deity.

I live in Yorkshire, England, within a stone's throw of the sea, and some very ancient springs.



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Linda Acaster Practise, practise and more practising, interspersed with much reading across genres, and an indepth study of novels particularly enjoyed. *Why* did y…morePractise, practise and more practising, interspersed with much reading across genres, and an indepth study of novels particularly enjoyed. *Why* did you particularly enjoy that one...

Join a writers' group, face to face preferably or online if not available. These people will become your initial beta readers - and you for them - so choose wisely. This is not a one-way street. When you think your writing can't be improved, pay for an edit of 20-50 pages. That'll show you that it can, and will point the way forward.(less)
Linda Acaster My most recent book - a novella in ebook only formats - is "The Paintings". It came about via a fast email exchange with an artist I know. I was keyin…moreMy most recent book - a novella in ebook only formats - is "The Paintings". It came about via a fast email exchange with an artist I know. I was keying in a flippant response and halfway through a sentence the archetypal lightbulb lit in my brain.(less)
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Image by Clikr-free-vector images via PixabayWell, April has felt as if I’ve been part of a musical comedy, à la the 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; either that or I’ve been doing a good impersonation of the Red Queen in Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass. Yes, I seem to have been running very fast and seemingly getting not very far.The mystery novella (metaphors as
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Thoroughly enjoyed this, as I did the first in the series. The years move on, and for Mary Jordan the delight of courtship and wedded bliss in Book 1 is turning into the grinding work of married life and bearing babies. No wonder in days of yore ther ...more
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A thoroughly enjoyable romp through the life of Lee Christmas – a man bearing such an outstanding name I had to look him up to check he was real. Gosh yes, and so were his exploits.

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Linda Acaster Zoë wrote: "Hi Linda. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?"

Much slower than I want it to at the moment. Too many claims on my concentration with other projects. After hassles with multiple publishers and an agent I went indie when the ebook market opened, but its been a big learning curve. There again, what isn't?

People keep asking how much of me there in in Charlie Fox and vice versa. I used to claim it was all made up but they didn't believe me anyway so now I just say it's entirely autobiographical :)

Oh please, tell me about it! Do these people have no imagination? At least you *look* as if you could carry off yours, unlike me - LOL!

Have a good weekend.

Linda


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Zoë Sharp Hi Linda. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?


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Linda Acaster Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Linda! :D"

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