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Philip Catshill is a former British police officer and lives in England. He has had several unique life experiences, near death encounters, physical disabilities and emotional incidents that have combined to provide a firm foundation for his excellent stories.

At the age of 30, an accidental blow to his head followed by a few drinks at a party brought on a massive stroke. To return to work as an operational police officer proved to be a sometimes amusing, sometimes daunting struggle that took 18 months.

With great pride in this achievement, he survived another 11 years as a uniformed police sergeant. During this time, he stretched his mind to the limit by studying for a degree.

Nine years after that first stroke, a younger man took interest in
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Philip Catshill Barely a week goes by in Britain without a news report of child sexual abuse or exploitation, so I figured it was about time a writer tackled this…moreBarely a week goes by in Britain without a news report of child sexual abuse or exploitation, so I figured it was about time a writer tackled this abhorrent crime. I have combined details from certain cases encountered during my time served as a plain-clothed police officer with the real life experience of a sincere friend. It's a difficult subject and for some it will be a disturbing read. (less)
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I only met my South-African born brother-in-law three times. Twice in 1982 and again in 1986, but in those few visits, our readiness to share a joke and a smile developed a bond that survived throughout the years of separation. We never exchanged mail directly, but he always had a quip or a quote to add to my sister’s replies.Once, when my birth family faced disintegration through disagreement,... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: THE WRITERS COLLECTION A few of the world’s most talented writers were challenged to submit short stories each week on a set theme. Please visit http://www.thewriterscollection.com to see some amazing stories by other great writers. The second topic was “Beaches”. Please enjoy my story.
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message 1: by Robbi

Robbi Bryant Good to hear from you Philip! Hope all is well with you.


Philip Catshill Hello Robbi, Yes, I'm back in action. It has taken three weeks to completely rewrite my first novel but I am very happy that I followed your advice about the 'critic'. It has been a useful exercise. I found a program that counted individual words and I was horrified to see how many times I used the same adjectives and adverbs (very, really, and young!)
I think I have added some colour to the novel by ascribing different speech mannerisms to various characters. Only one character says Okay, one other tends to say "fine". This is making them standout as individuals. Also, I managed to squeeze in another sub-plot that takes us into the next book.
I've put it on Smashwords as well as Amazon. Now I must get the second book out there. I am still very grateful for your help and encouragement. Great to have you as a friend.
I have a truelife family novel that I want to get on with as well. As you can see from my profile on various sites my own daughters have kept me estranged for 20 years. Quite out of the blue, I had an Email from my youngest four years ago. (then 31) I want to write the effects this had on me and my current family as a novel but keeping the wording of the original Emails. What followed is almost unbelievable - and doesn't end happily (although the novel might.)


message 3: by Philip (last edited Aug 28, 2011 03:46AM)

Philip Catshill Sorry: I was chacking something on Amazon and I've clicked the wrong button so my novel 'Who else is There?' is back in review. It should be available again on Tuesday but you can still download it from http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...

Today only,(Sunday 28/08/2011 please get in touch through my website http://www.philipcatshill.co.uk straight away for a free download code. (Of course I expect a review in return!)


Philip Catshill oops - deleted things I shouldn't ... sorry about that


message 5: by Stacy

Stacy Eaton Philip - Thank you for the friendship!


Sutton Hi Philip! *waving* Great to see you here. Thanks for the friendship.


Savannah Philip,thank you for the friendship.


message 8: by Sara

Sara Lowe Philip, thanks for the friendship!


message 9: by Rai

Rai Hi Phillip,

It's very nice to meet you, thank-you for your friendship here on Goodreads!

I wish you continued success with your books!

Cheers,

Rai


message 10: by K.E.

K.E. Saxon Thanks for the friendship on GR, Philip!


message 11: by Susan

Susan Hi Philip. Thanks for the friend request. :) If you'd like an ARC copy of my book, The Witch on Twisted Oak in exchange for a fair and honest review just let me know and I'll send it to you. It is a paranormal romantic suspense, heavy on the suspense part.


message 12: by Rick

Rick Barnett Thank you for your friendship, Philip. Getting old does 'get old,' but you do so with grace and generosity.

Rick


message 13: by Jill

Jill Philip, it's lovely to meet another mystery writer, and thank you very much for your friendship.


message 14: by S.J.

S.J. Thank you for the friend request!

SJ Sprague
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