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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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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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As Covid-19 continues to waft non-too-benignly through the air, it seems I am not alone in being unable to knuckle down and concentrate. First I put my lack of discipline down to the physical exertion of remobilising after a hip replacement, then there was the housework to catch up on, then washing and altering curtains, then... baking bread. If the lack of flour on the Read more of this blog post »
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The attention to detail is superb in this historical faction set in an East Yorkshire village. The reader is given glimpses of how a small community without electricity or even paved roads, worked, loved... and died, as the mortality rate was high, n ...more
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Excellent dip-able book of fascinating facts that 'happened on this day'. If there's one covering your nearest UK city I suggest you indulge.
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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"

You're welcome!


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