Gabi Coatsworth

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Gabi Coatsworth was born in Britain but has spent most of her life trying to figure out how America works by living there. So, if you find a British flavor in her books, don’t be surprised.
Her memoir, Love's Journey Home, was published in May 2022, by Atmosphere Press, and her debut women’s fiction novel, A Beginner's Guide to Starting Over will be out in April 2023.
Unlike many writers, she can’t write in coffee shops because they’re too distracting, and she only drinks coffee as a last resort.
She lives in Connecticut in a cottage that’s American on the outside, and English inside. If she’s not writing or traveling, she’ll be in her flower garden, wondering whether to weed, and holding a cup of her preferred beverage, strong English Brea
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Welcome to the second part of the January update for writers. It includes some workshops and contests, with the deadlines for entering. Westport Writers Workshop continues to offer several onetime workshops, including many free options. For screenwriters, they have added a handful of new opportunities, from a free table read on January 28 with one of their students, to a pitch party...

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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 . . .


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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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