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Julia Bell

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I'm a writer of historical romances mostly and I've lived in Yorkshire, England for most of my life. I have two children and five grandchildren and lots more family in the North of England.

I've done many jobs in my time, including a nurse; training at St James's Hospital in Leeds and I've also done 'time' working for the Prison Service.

When my children were young I successfully completed an Open University degree studying psychology and sociology.

I'm now a proud member of Promoting Yorkshire Authors and love attending the get-togethers and meeting other authors.

As well as writing I love country walks and travelling abroad. I have great fun while waiting at bus stations, railways stations, airports and ferry ports - any place where people
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Julia Bell Thank you, Patrick, that's an interesting question, but I'm afraid I still have a 'day job' in order to pay my bills. I always live in hope that one d…moreThank you, Patrick, that's an interesting question, but I'm afraid I still have a 'day job' in order to pay my bills. I always live in hope that one day I will earn an income from my writing, being an eternal optimist. Until then, I keep working on my writing technique so that I can maintain a professional standard and I endeavour to produce a novel every twelve months (as per a possible publishing contact). But most of all, I love writing and I know I can't go wrong if I enjoy what I'm doing.
I wish you every success with your third novel and never mind about being an oldie. Us oldies have a lifetime of experience. And that counts for a lot. (less)
Julia Bell Thank you for your question, Anna. Oh, how I would love to be able to sing. I'm okay singing carols with others at Christmas, but that's about all.
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Thank you for your question, Anna. Oh, how I would love to be able to sing. I'm okay singing carols with others at Christmas, but that's about all.
My inspiration for Songbird came about when I suddenly imagined a young woman running down steps clutching her music sheets. I wondered what she was doing. Slowly the story formed (long before I set it down on paper), but when I started writing I needed a model for my Isabelle, so I decided on Katherine Jenkins. I played a lot of her music as I progressed through the story. (less)
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The Trouble with Reviews

When I was studying with the Open University I remember completing assignments that asked me to 'Describe and Discuss'. This instruction always comes to mind when I read reviews; for my own novels and for those by other authors.

I firmly believe that reviews should keep well away from the 'describe' and concentrate on the 'discuss'. Not an easy task, I know; almost akin to the 'show don't tell' for Read more of this blog post »
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