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Fiona MacBain

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Fiona is the author of two published thrillers, Daughter, Disappeared and Glasdrum. She grew up in Fort William, graduated from Edinburgh University, then worked in London as a Recruitment Consultant before moving to Tunisia where she ran a watersports base near Sousse with her local husband (more about that at fionamacbain.com). She returned to the UK with her 6-month old daughter in 1999 and has since worked as a Customer Services Trainer, a French Tutor and an Administrator, writing in her spare time. She lives in Inverness with her two younger children.

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Fiona MacBain I refuse to accept it. My writing time is extremely limited so I have to force myself to write when the opportunity presents itself. Sometimes I write…moreI refuse to accept it. My writing time is extremely limited so I have to force myself to write when the opportunity presents itself. Sometimes I write utter rubbish that I would dread anyone every reading, but if I have spare time to write, I make sure I do, even if it's all deleted at a later date. (less)
Fiona MacBain The people I’ve met because of it – the readers who get in touch with me on my facebook page, especially all the women who had similar experiences in…moreThe people I’ve met because of it – the readers who get in touch with me on my facebook page, especially all the women who had similar experiences in Tunisia to me, and who read my debut novel because of their interest in its setting, but also the other authors I’ve become friends with and many other people I’ve met at book events and who helped me on my self-publishing journey. There’s also an element of having a dream come true – to become a published author, to see my books on sale and being reviewed, and to be invited to give talks about my books, has made all the hard work worthwhile.(less)
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All authors, but especially self-published ones, lament the time and expense required to market books. Your book could be a fabulous read, well-reviewed, and enjoyed by most people who read it… but unless you have a means of making it visible to potential readers, then you won’t sell any.


This is an enormous problem.


For the first year after publishing my two books I spent a...

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