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Rachel Abbott

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I was born and brought up in the north of England, and worked for many years as the managing director of an interactive media company. I wrote every day - everything from creative proposals to user manuals - but most exciting of all was writing interactive dramas - including for the Cluedo (Clue in the US) interactive games. I was fortunate enough to sell my company in 2000 and we moved to Italy where we bought and restored an old country house.

I have published six full length novels and one novella, and my seventh Come a Little Closer is due for release in 2018. I now live on the beautiful island of Alderney in the Channel Islands, where I write full time.

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Rachel Abbott Hi Claire - I'm so sorry if I haven't answered this! I didn't receive any notification that your question was waiting for a response, so I really…moreHi Claire - I'm so sorry if I haven't answered this! I didn't receive any notification that your question was waiting for a response, so I really haven't been ignoring you!
Each story is entirely standalone, but the character of Tom Douglas does run through the whole series. There are bits in each story about his life, but nothing that would require you to have read previous books.
So please feel free to read them in any order you like. Many people do.
Once again, my apologies.
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Rachel Abbott It's more plot block than writer's block. I can always write, it's just whether it actually adds to the plot at all. Recently I was stuck because I…moreIt's more plot block than writer's block. I can always write, it's just whether it actually adds to the plot at all. Recently I was stuck because I couldn't work out how a book should end, so I sat back and got inside the heads of the two characters involved in the final scene, and just thought about what they would do in those circumstances.

So I guess the answer is - I stop being me, and start being and behaving like my characters. That unblocks the plot straight away.(less)
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message 9: by Blak

Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Rachel! All the best. :D


message 8: by Sky

Sky Hi, Rachel! Thank you for the add!


Debbie Johansson Hi Rachel. Thanks for the friendship. Good to see you on Goodreads. :)


message 6: by Beth

Beth Hi Rachel,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow crime writer!


message 5: by Scot

Scot Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'll see you around the forums/groups. Looks like your fairly active in several. I'm just checking some out now.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 3: by David

David McGowan Hi Rachel.

Thanks for accepting the friend request. I've been following your success and am currently reading Only the Innocent. Also, your blogs have given me great insight - you might remember me mentioning you on my new blog recently!

David


Sandra Hi, Rachel, thanks for accepting. I visited your website and will add your books to my to-read list!


message 1: by Al

Al Thanks for the friend's request, Rachel :)


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