Keris Stainton

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My mum always claimed that when she lived in America for a year, my dad wrote to her every day and, in one of his letters, proposed. My dad denied this. But when she got home they got married anyway. In 1966 they emigrated to Canada. They'd wanted to go to New Zealand, but it was full.

I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which, by all accounts, is very cold. And also hot. But when I was four months old, my parents moved back to the UK.

When I was 18 I moved to London and, a few years later - after meeting and falling in love with a fellow northerner - moved back "up north". Now we live in Lancashire (which is lovely, particularly when it's not raining. Which is about two weeks a year) with our two ridiculously gorgeo
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“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
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Charles M. Schulz

“When it's over, I want to say: all my life
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I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.”
Mary Oliver




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message 22: by Keris

Keris Ooh, thank you for that.

Elen wrote: "Hello, I've made a listopia list of UKYA to go with the current hashtag/blog, anyone can add to it, so if you want to, feel free! http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18..."


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Elen Caldecott Hello, I've made a listopia list of UKYA to go with the current hashtag/blog, anyone can add to it, so if you want to, feel free! http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18...


message 20: by Keris

Keris Oh well then that makes sense :)

I don't entirely get it either and I've been on here for years. I mainly use it to keep a record of what I've read and to be nosy around other people's bookshelves. ;)

Melissa wrote: "No I didn't actually, I studied Classics! I've not put all my books on here as I don't really "get" goodreads :'( but I'm working on it!

Love Melissa x"



message 19: by Melissa

Melissa No I didn't actually, I studied Classics! I've not put all my books on here as I don't really "get" goodreads :'( but I'm working on it!

Love Melissa x


message 18: by Keris

Keris Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season too. x

Mocha ღ wrote: "Keris, i'm itching to read Jessie ♥ NYC, looking forward to it's release. Have a happy and safe holiday season!"


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Keris Thank you. You too!

Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Keris, it is a pleasure to meet you."


Harlequin Books Hello Keris, it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 15: by Keris

Keris You're welcome! And thanks for your interest in my book. I threw my diaries away when I left home. But first I scribbled over them and glued the pages together. Paranoid, much? ;)

Keris x

Petra wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. Can't wait to read your book. The first thing I thought when I read the synopsis is, that's one reason why my journal is not only hidden, but in a safe :-)"


Petra (Safari Poet) Thanks for the friend request. Can't wait to read your book. The first thing I thought when I read the synopsis is, that's one reason why my journal is not only hidden, but in a safe :-)


message 13: by Keris

Keris Hi! Thanks so much for such a lovely comment. You've made my day :)

x


message 12: by Lubi

Lubi Hi~!
Thanks for the add. I can't wait to read your book!! My psychic vibes (4 what they're worth xD) are telling me I'm gonna LOvE iT!!! hehe. I hope you publish MANY books...GOOD LUCK!! =)

ps: You're "About author" bio made me laugh...I think I'm a fan already! ;P


message 11: by Liz

Liz Rettig Hi Keris

Thanks so much for the invite. How are you doing?

http://www.lizrettig.com


Elizabeth Scott Hey there! :-)


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello, just passing through to say hello! Look forward to being your friend here! Best Wishes!


Cheryl Thanks for adding me :)

...and for posting Diana Peterfreund's blog post about chick lit. Yeah, it's definitely not all soggy, cold french fries!

Cheryl


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Maya Irena Hi, thanks for the add!
It's nice to be your friend (n_n)

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Thanks for adding me
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Chel


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Anna Hi, Thanks for adding me! :)


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Imey Juliant pleasure to meet u :)


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Heba Thanks darling for the add..
nice to meet you :)




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