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Gabi Coatsworth

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in South Lancing, Sussex, The United Kingdom
January 16

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Gabi Coatsworth is a British-born writer who has spent half her life living in the United States. She has been writing for the past ten years, and her most recent work has been published in Tangerine Tango: Women Writers Share Slices of Life. She has had work published in Perspectives, a Connecticut literary journal, and the Rio Grande Review (University of Texas at El Paso). Her story, Farewell, Finally, won First Place in the 2008 Connecticut Muse Essay Contest. She won the Fairfield Arts Council 2009 Poetry Contest, with her poem: To My Sister, which has also been published online (TheSisterProject.com). Mused, an online and print magazine, published her story, Kitten con Brio, last year. eChook Digital Publishing recently published one ...more

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I was giving him a quick hug the other day, when I suddenly realized that my teddy qualifies for Medicare. His name is Mish, Polish for teddy bear. An old man, he sits in the bedroom, looking dapper in the tuxedo and bow tie I found for him in a toy bear shop in Vermont twenty years ago. He has no fur left, to speak of, and his eyes, a choking hazard these days, I’m sure, were r...

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This isn’t the kind of book I normally choose, so I will say right now that I bought it and read it when I met the author. It’s hard for me to categorize, being something of a space adventure, steampunk thriller, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. ...more
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I enjoyed this, but not as much as I like Phillip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther novels. Although the historical background is well portrayed and characters are based on real people., they are not as convincing as Bernie. They don’t have the same depth of cha ...more
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Mukiwa by Peter Godwin
Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa
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recommended for: anyone interested in Africa, childhood
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This exceptional memoir relies on the voice of its Zimbabwean narrator, who is seven when the book begins. It's his boyish take on the world around him - a world of murder, autopsies, danger and alienation - conveyed with the detachment of a child, w ...more
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At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
At the Water's Edge
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I really couldn't keep reading after the three vapid characters - Philadelphia smart set of 1942 (when the USA was at war) - leave their champagne soirees where they drink giant bottles of the stuff and sail to Scotland.
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Alternative Remedies for Loss by Joanna Cantor
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I think the publisher's are aiming this at a younger market, but I enjoyed it just the same. It took a few pages for me to warm to the protagonist, but the tone seemed to change after a while, making her more sympathetic. The book is a little patchy, ...more
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Mukiwa by Peter Godwin
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I think the publisher's are aiming this at a younger market, but I enjoyed it just the same. It took a few pages for me to warm to the protagonist, but the tone seemed to change after a while, making her more sympathetic. The book is a little patchy, ...more
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Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman
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I wanted to like this, especially when our old hero, Joe Leaphorn, is shot early on. But the book couldn’t hold me enough to keep reading, so I’ve no idea whether he lives or dies. That’s not good when you’re reading a detective sto
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Majenta Greetings, Gabi! Thanks for contacting me, Friend Request Accepted. Congratulations on all your publishing success, may you enjoy much more! I hope you're having a good week and that September 2016 has gotten off to the right start. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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Rusty Nugent Hello There,

I am glad to meet you. How are you doing as of lately?
I have been writing on my third dark fantasy book, Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. You should check out my new website, then leave your thoughts and ideas on it.

Keep On Reading . . .


http://authorrustynugent.wix.com/moon...


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Karen Malena Hello Gabi, and thank you kindly for accepting the friend request!


Douglas Wickard Gabi, thanks for friending me!


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