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A.M. Stuart

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Australian author, A.M. Stuart, began her writing career half way up a tree in the school playground where she wrote her first (unpublished) historical romance. She now writes historical romance as Alison Stuart (a Goodreads author).
Born in Kenya, her family came to Australia when she was ten years old. She has also lived in Singapore.
In her life outside writing, she enjoyed a varied career as a lawyer in a wide number of fields including the military and as a senior executive in the fire services.




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A.M. Stuart This is a vexed question for authors. I am an Australian so my natural inclination is to UK/Aus spelling which, I am aware, is more consistent with th…moreThis is a vexed question for authors. I am an Australian so my natural inclination is to UK/Aus spelling which, I am aware, is more consistent with the time and setting of the Harriet Gordon stories. But where an author is writing for a US market (with a US publisher) the reader preference is, of course, for US spelling so honour becomes honor etc. While we authors like to think our readers are smart enough to be bilingual, we do get reviews criticising (or is that criticizing?) spelling when really it is about usage. The other point of confusion is about dialogue marks - is it ' or "? There is no right or wrong - this is purely a publishing house style. My Australian publisher uses ' and my US publisher uses ". Pity the poor author who has to remember which is which! (less)
A.M. Stuart Hi! Lovely to hear from you.
There is no doubt that those early years of being born into what was still a colonial society (Kenya became independent in…more
Hi! Lovely to hear from you.
There is no doubt that those early years of being born into what was still a colonial society (Kenya became independent in 1963) had a strong influence on the call to write the Harriet Gordon Mysteries.
My grandparents went to Kenya in the 1920s and my mother was born there. My grandfather worked on a malaria eradication programme on Lake Victoria and my great uncle on my father's side was a lawyer instrumental in drafting Kenya's first Constitution.
I am not an apologist for colonialism but I did want to write a story where the characters depicted were not all venal racists... but just people like you and me - with good intentions and a genuine love of country.
I would like to write a story set in Kenya (I have an inkling that Harriet and Julian's ward may follow his hero and go on to be a colonial policeman in 1930s Kenya) but at the moment that is still too close to my heart and writing about Singapore, where I lived as an adult, is in some ways easier.
I hope you are having a lovely day.
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EVIL IN EMERALD was written during the height of the Melbourne lockdowns which one would think would be an ideal time to be writing but I have to admit, I struggled. While it seemed like the world I knew was slipping away from my grasp, there were days when I stared at an empty screen. At one point I pretty much scrapped what I had written and started again. Read more of this blog post »
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Talk about escapist reading! Evil in Emerald, the third book in the Harriet Gordon series, transports readers to early twentieth century colonial Singapore where it’s the " Read more of this review »
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"This is another brilliant story in this series, I do love my visits to 1910 Singapore and catching up with Harriet Gordon, Robert Curran and the rest of the wonderful characters that have played a big part in this series. A M Stuart brings the settin" Read more of this review »
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A.M. Stuart is on page 367 of Evil in Emerald: CURRENTLY WRITING... Update

Whee... I handed in the competed manuscript to my editor this week. I am sure there will be plenty of edits coming my way but as always it was a delight to revisit the world of Harriet and Curran.
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