Jackie Carreira

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Jackie Carreira is a writer, designer, musician and co-founder of QuirkHouse Theatre Company. British-born of Portuguese parents, she grew up in East London and lived for a while in Lisbon as a child. After travelling the world playing music for 12 years, she hung up her bass guitar and picked up a pen. She’s been writing ever since and twice been a winner of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama. Some of her plays are available online via lazybeescripts.co.uk. If Jackie could have another life, she would be a full-time philosopher and get paid to ask questions all day.

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Jackie Carreira The best advice I ever got was from another writer. She said: 'There's no big secret. If you want to be a writer you have to write and write and…moreThe best advice I ever got was from another writer. She said: 'There's no big secret. If you want to be a writer you have to write and write and write. And when you're not writing, read!' I still haven't found any better advice.(less)
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Sleeping Through War

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The Seventh Train

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Talking in the Library

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The Seventh Train: Official Book Launch
Author appearance, May 22, 2019 06:00PM
Waterstones, Bury St Edmunds (Buttermarket), 36 Buttermarket, Bury St Edmunds, GB

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Meet the Author: Book Signing
Author appearance, June 15, 2019 11:00AM
Waterstones, Colchester, Essex, 12-13 High Street, Colchester, Essex, GB

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Meet the Author: Talk and Book Signing
Author appearance, June 18, 2019 11:30AM
Thetford Library, Norfolk, Raymond Street, Thetford, GB

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The Seventh Train by Jackie Carreira
"The Seventh Train is an intriguing road story of life, death, and railway cafes. I found Jackie's writing style very easy to read, as she sketches out characters both full of modern sensibilities and old contradictions. The beginning and ending ar..." Read more of this review »
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Dead & Talking by Des Burkinshaw
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The Seventh Train by Jackie Carreira
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The Seventh Train introduces you to a likeable cast of characters all with their own distinct back story.

The writing was well paced and I finished this book in one sitting as I was so enjoying it. I would love to re..." Read more of this review »
The Seventh Train by Jackie Carreira
"I’m certain I am not the only one who has ever contemplated walking away from my mundane life and starting anew. I’m sure many of us have thought of it from time to time, and a few may have just done it! Life can give us ups and downs, and for som..." Read more of this review »
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How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
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Definitely funny, but somehow it wasn't as great as I was hoping it would be. Maybe I was expecting too much (I'm a working class girl myself who escaped the council estates via music) or maybe it was because there were just a few too many cliches di ...more
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The Book of Eve by Julia  Blake
The Book of Eve
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This is the kind of novel that a reader can escape into. The characters wrap around each other as if they're moving in and out of a dance in some candlelit ballroom of the imagination. It's like weaving through a high-hedged maze on a summer's day - ...more
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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline
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Loved this story, and the movie!
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“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Dr. Seuss
More of Jackie's books…
“If all the world's a stage, who keeps moving the props??”
Jackie Carreira

“If all the world's a stage, who keeps moving the props??”
Jackie Carreira

“Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake

“I mean, what can you say about how you write books? What I mean is, first you’ve got to think of something, and when you’ve thought of it you’ve got to force yourself to sit down and write it. That’s all. It would have taken me just three minutes to explain that, and then the Talk would have been ended and everyone would have been very fed up. I can’t imagine why everybody is always so keen for authors to talk about writing. I should have thought it was an author’s business to write, not talk.”
Agatha Christie, Dead Man's Folly

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Dr. Seuss




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