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Alison Stuart

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Alison Stuart writes historical romances and short stories set in England and Australia and across different periods of history. She is best known for THE POSTMISTRESS and THE GOLDMINER'S SISTER, stories set in the Victorian goldfields in the 1870s.
She also writes historical mysteries as A.M. Stuart and her popular Harriet Gordon mystery series is set in Singapore in 1910.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and a geriatric cat. In a past life Alison worked as a lawyer across a variety of disciplines including the military and emergency services. She has lived in Africa and Singapore and, when circumstances permit, travels extensively - all for research of course!

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Alison Stuart I suspect Writer's block is more a case of "Writer's laziness"... sometimes its best to just write through it. However I have found that by doing some…moreI suspect Writer's block is more a case of "Writer's laziness"... sometimes its best to just write through it. However I have found that by doing some other hand, brain connected activity (gardening, needlework, jigsaws etc.)... it often allows the brain to just drift and amazing ideas pop up.(less)
Alison Stuart This is a highly vexed question for an author. I am an Australian so my natural inclination is UK/AUS spelling but I write books in an American market…moreThis is a highly vexed question for an author. I am an Australian so my natural inclination is UK/AUS spelling but I write books in an American market and American publishers and readers prefer American spelling so honour becomes honor etc! We like to think our readers are discerning enough to understand this. The same applies to “ vs ‘... that is a publishing house preference... my Australian publisher prefers ‘, my US “! And yes , it sends me cross eyed! (less)
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THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING MACE!

Picture Picture Image taken from website of Victorian Parliament of the current mace ​One aspect of writing my books that I particularly love is incorporating stories drawn from contemporary newspapers and magazines of the period. These vignettes give an insight into the life and people of the time and it is my challenge to bring them to life.
 
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