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F.J. Curlew

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Fiona dropped out of school aged 15, because being the consummate rebel, she hated it! After becoming a single parent she decided to return to education, graduating in 1996 with an honours degree in primary education. Ah, the irony!
As soon as she graduated she packed everything she owned into her Renault 11, including her daughter, two dogs and a cat, and headed off to Estonia to become an international school teacher. After fifteen years of teaching, predominantly in Eastern Europe, she returned to the UK to focus on her writing.
She now lives on the east coast of Scotland with a rescued Ukrainian street mutt (now deceased - heavy sigh), a Scottish Black Labrador, Springer Spaniel, and a Portuguese cat who doesn't like the weather!
She is t
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F.J. Curlew I'm not sure if there really is such a thing as 'writer's block' but if I find myself struggling with a piece of writing, where it's going, how to wor…moreI'm not sure if there really is such a thing as 'writer's block' but if I find myself struggling with a piece of writing, where it's going, how to word it, I just write. Anything will do. Preferably something related, but a poem, a short story or a spin off will do the trick, get the juices flowing again. I think perseverance is the best medicine!(less)
F.J. Curlew I love being able to invent people and places and just seeing what happens, where my imagination takes them. There is nothing quite like writing somet…moreI love being able to invent people and places and just seeing what happens, where my imagination takes them. There is nothing quite like writing something and thinking 'that's good'. It's thrilling. I'm someone who likes excitement, adventure in her life. Writing gives me that whenever I choose to pick up a pen (or click on a keyboard!) Being able to get totally engrossed in a story; to get so lost in your characters that you imagine conversations you've written were real. I've caught myself asking 'who said that?' only to find it was one of my characters! Of course, being my own boss is nice :)(less)
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Description: This is the short story which sparked the idea for my novel, 'To Retribution.' Three escaped political prisoners, a plan to begin a counter revolution, a mistake.

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"Don’t Get Involed is my first read by F.J. Curlew, and it won’t be my last. Zet in Ukraine in 2001, in a time of unrest, this novel feels authentic. It’s written with such knowledge and research, that nothing feels flimsy.

The dual stories in this boo" Read more of this review »
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"Don’t Get Involved tells of the struggle of life for the many street kids living rough on the streets of Kiev. Every day is a struggle to find shelter, warmth, food, safety; the children having to beg, scrounge and steal any little scraps they could " Read more of this review »
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...Are you okay?'

'I will be. The first layer of gauze has been wrapped around the pain.'

'Gauze?'

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"After reading and enjoying a previous book by this author, I jumped at the chance to read her latest publication. Once again we are transported to Eastern Europe, this time however we are in the Ukraine as we follow a group of street kids who find th" Read more of this review »
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