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Susan Roebuck

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Susan Roebuck was born and bred in the soft south of the UK but was exported to Portugal after meeting her husband in London. She now lives overlooking the mighty Tagus River which is a wonderful source of inspiration.
She loves being in her adopted country and believes that Portugal has a huge heart, which the world should know more about. Portugal also doesn’t appear in many English-language novels and Susan hopes that, now, that will change.
"Joseph Barnaby" is about a farrier who, in order to avoid a deadly vendetta against him, finds solace in the island of Madeira.
“Forest Dancer” is her fourth novel but it is her second one set in Portugal (in the forests near Lisbon).
“Rising Tide” was her first book (third one published) set in Portu
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Susan Roebuck There's a reason for your writer's block. Maybe you're having a life crisis of some kind and maybe you're like me and can't write when you're upset or…moreThere's a reason for your writer's block. Maybe you're having a life crisis of some kind and maybe you're like me and can't write when you're upset or worrying. If you're in the middle of a book or story and you're stuck, change something. It probably means there's something wrong with the plot (change the conflict, add conflict?), characters (change the sex, POV), setting (change it). Bring a minor character to fore and make him/her a major one. Think of the "what if" questions.(less)
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Perfect Score

3.87 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Forest Dancer

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 My publisher, Crooked Cat Books, has a grand Halloween Book Sale between 30th and 1st October. So many books now reduced to 99p or 99c.



My books, "Joseph Barnaby" and "Forest Dancer" are both reduced, and you might enjoy them. 


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Description: "Perfect Score" is set in mid West USA in the 1960s and is a story about family relationships, corruption, growing up, integrity, responsibility, and being a man of worth in a society of the worthless. The two main characters are Alex and Sam. Alex, who lives with a wealthy uncle, is a blend of musical genius, stubbornness and firmly believes in his fantasy that his love for Sam is reciprocated. Sam has more direction in his little finger than Alex has in his whole body. He’s strong, yet of small stature and has developed a tough outer-coating after the knocks of a traumatic up-bringing which left him homeless. His one aim in life is to earn enough money to look after his disabled sister. He has no time for a spoiled, rich, guitar player. Sam also stutters and has what is probably a severe form of dyslexia. When Sam unexpectedly disappears, Alex begins a somewhat bungling quest to find him, only to discover that Sam has a fearsome enemy: Alex's powerful and influential yet sociopathic uncle. As Alex spirals downwards towards alcoholism, many questions need answering. Just why did Alex's evil uncle adopt him at age eleven yet deny him any affection? And what's the mystery behind Alex's father's death? Both seem to face unbeatable odds. Are they doomed to follow separate paths forever?
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The story grips and retains one's interest. It feels utterly plausible. The way it unfolds is extremely well managed, and I was eager to read on to find out what was to happen next. In all a very good read.."
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message 10: by Fayth

Fayth Devlin Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 9: by Susan

Susan Roebuck Thank you so much Laura. The next book won't be long, promise.

Speak soon
Sue


Laura JP Hi Susan, Thanks for the friend invite :-) I really enjoyed Perfect Score and can't wait to read your next book!


message 7: by Susan

Susan Roebuck Hi Kiki,
You won a copy of Perfect Score!
Just send me your email addy (or you can email me: sueroebuck@gmail.com) and I'll send you the PDF file.
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* Hey, Susan! Thanks for the friendvite! :-D


message 5: by Susan

Susan Roebuck Hey Kiki,

Just send me your email addy (or you can email me: sueroebuck@gmail.com) and I'll send you the PDF file.
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message 4: by Susan

Susan Roebuck You're welcome! Muitos benvindos (I think that's correct!)


Bookwatcher Thank you very much for the friendship request!


message 2: by Susan

Susan Roebuck Rosa wrote: "Hey, I was looking for your book on Amazon and it didn't come up. ? ... I am interested in buying it. It looks good!"

Hi Rosa

The publisher hasn't put it on Amazon yet (it's on Mobiphone) but it's cheaper on the publisher's website: www.awe-struck.net (Perfect Score by Susan Roebuck).

Tell me if you have problems.

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Sue


message 1: by Rosa

Rosa Sophia Hey, I was looking for your book on Amazon and it didn't come up. ? ... I am interested in buying it. It looks good!


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