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Nicola J. McDonagh

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January 06, 1961

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Nicola McDonagh was born in Liverpool and is a creative writing tutor and photographer. Originally she trained as a photojournalist, then decided to do something more theatrical and gained a Hons. Degree in Drama and English Literature.

Nicola spent many years as an actor, scriptwriter and workshop leader, but gave all that up when she moved to Suffolk UK and became fascinated by the beauty of her surroundings.

Nicola returned to her love of literature and after gaining a Diploma in Creative Writing, she won the Suffolk Book League’s Short Story Competition in 2011 with ‘Glimmer’, which is now the first tale in her award winning anthology - Glimmer and other stories.
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Nicola McDonagh Thank you Jerry. I f you want to review it, please do, I welcome any feedback:)


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Jerry Hello!Nicola,I would read your book.Thank you.


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