Laura Quigley

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I'm a full-time writer still in 'struggling' mode, but things are looking up. I live in Devon with my partner and two wonderful kids and two cats who all interrupt me a lot!

I've written for theatre and won awards, for film and studied screenplay writing, articles for magazines, and local history. And now I'm launching my first fiction books with http://www.forelock-books.co.uk and the work has been wonderful. Always great to work collaboratively with enthusiastic people.

So there's a lot more on the way, more heart and soul to be poured out onto the page, and hopefully the readers will enjoy the new books.

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Laura Quigley I don't really suffer from writer's block. Some writers seem to think that writing is about getting words onto a page every second - "1000 words a…moreI don't really suffer from writer's block. Some writers seem to think that writing is about getting words onto a page every second - "1000 words a day!" and all that. But a lot of my writing happens when I'm doing other things - on the bus, in the car, out walking. I'm always making notes or thinking through the next bit. But I do stumble sometimes, and wrote a blog about how I get through those moments: http://lauraquigley.weebly.com/blog/m...(less)
Laura Quigley There's joy in seeing your work in print (or online) and getting feedback from others. Though the real reason I became a writer in the first place is…moreThere's joy in seeing your work in print (or online) and getting feedback from others. Though the real reason I became a writer in the first place is because I had kids and there was nothing else I could do that fitted around my family and we desperately needed money. The money hasn't quite worked out for us yet, but it seems I now can't stop writing! The job is keeping me going through the rough times. (less)
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Bloody British History: Ply...

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The Devil Comes to Dartmoor...

3.85 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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South West Secret Agents: T...

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Hit and Run

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Grenvilles v Drakes

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Spirit and the Magic Horsebox

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Ten Steps to Beat Depression

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As part of the Plymouth History Festival, I read the following poem of a true local story, at the Wonderzoo event at the China House, just to prove that truth is stranger than fiction.  Picture She was black-hearted Joan,
Born on the Mewstone -
That jagged heart out past the bay,
Where ships sailed around
As they entered the Sound,
Or were wrecked by Joan’s Dad on the way.
 
He’d been forced to reside
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