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Jim Lowe

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Jim Lowe has been a bookseller for a UK retail chain for forty years and has a love for books and the creative arts. From his prolific output of dark and edgy poetry of his youth, he has written a complex series of dystopian thrillers under the banner of the New Reform Quartet.

He is married to Cath and has two grown-up daughters, Becky is a singer-songwriter and Katie is a published author after signing a six-figure debut author deal for her novel, the Furies.

Jim is an active - some might say, an over-enthusiastic - member of his local community in the Worcester area and runs Facebook groups for musicians and writers of all backgrounds and levels of experience. He has also worked closely, as a volunteer for BBC Introducing as a filmmaker an
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Jim Lowe I'll be reading my daughter's book, The Furies by Katie Lowe - I read the manuscript but I am interested to see the finished version after the editing…moreI'll be reading my daughter's book, The Furies by Katie Lowe - I read the manuscript but I am interested to see the finished version after the editing process.

In fiction, The Terrorist by John Updike, and in the early autumn, I am looking forward to The Second Sleep by Robert Harris.

I will be checking out, Me - the Elton John autobiography, however, I usually prefer the unofficial biographies as they are often more objective and interesting.(less)
Jim Lowe I don't start thinking about the book at the keyboard, I do all the thinking and planning beforehand. As I have a full-time job, I don't have the luxu…moreI don't start thinking about the book at the keyboard, I do all the thinking and planning beforehand. As I have a full-time job, I don't have the luxury of time to waste on my Thursday mornings - the only time I have the place to myself.

I used to find the commute to work in the car, frustrating. But now I use this time to put a lot of thought into the plotting of the book, and if a piece of music hits the inspirational spot, then it might end up on continuous repeat so as not to break the inspirational mood.(less)
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“It just seemed so unmanly – just like his poetry. He’d rather fight the biggest guy in the club than submit to that much scrutiny.”
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“He did notice Tony’s gleaming white teeth for the first time. Tony wasn’t known for his smiling. He tried to find a suitable word to describe this smile, but the only word that came to him was expensive.”
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“The light in the room emphasised the array of bruises all over Jack’s body. The full-colour spectrum was present from sickly yellows, pooling purples, and blue blacks.”
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“It just seemed so unmanly – just like his poetry. He’d rather fight the biggest guy in the club than submit to that much scrutiny.”
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“The white birds gorged on the swarm of dead bluebottles that had carpeted the ground. The cold had killed them the moment they left the heat of the chimney. The birds grew fatter before Tatum’s eyes and their features grew hideously distorted, but they continued their gluttony.

The Nurse said, ‘They can’t help themselves - the poison is irresistible to them.’

The white birds devoured every bluebottle, and the heavily laden flock ascended slowly into the air and then went in search of their next feast.”
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“Superficial, ha! With me, what you see is what you get?’

Bill, looked up from his drink, ‘Now that is deep!”
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“Like I said, so what?’

‘I think you’d like Miles Davis.’ Sunglasses laughed at the joke. Tatum didn’t get it, but she felt they were toying with her like cats pulling strands from a ball of wool.

‘Never fucking heard of him. Like I said, so what?”
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“At school, everybody called her Irish, because of her name and her accent, but she felt more British than any of them. On rare occasions, a school friend would invite her over to her place, but there was never a flag to be seen, neither English nor British.”
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