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Jan Goldie

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I love to create imaginary worlds, whether they're alternate universes ruled by unpredictable magic, or entire alien civilisations hidden beneath the sea.

My books and stories:

*A Mer-Tale (ShellBeWrite) A novella. A Mermaid with the power to transform between Mer and human form confronts her family's lifelong enemy and finds herself in terrifyingly unfamiliar waters.

*Brave's Journey (IFWG Publishing) Novel - A surprisingly quirky fantasy adventure for voracious readers and inquisitive minds. Discover a place where the nature of power is within the power of nature. Brave’s Journey escapes the ordinary. Shortlisted for the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2014. Published in 2015.

*Twisty Christmas Tales (Phantom Feather Press), short story: 'I
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Jan Goldie I'm working on a piece of writing that is different much of my other work in that it isn't speculative fiction. I've no idea where this idea will go b…moreI'm working on a piece of writing that is different much of my other work in that it isn't speculative fiction. I've no idea where this idea will go but I'm enjoying writing it and investigating different points of view. The story is based in London and I'm not even sure yet whether it is a childrens/YA story or an adult one??? Time will tell!
I'm also working on a futuristic dystopian fantasy in a world where most of the people can't hear. This one has been put aside for a wee bit while I try to work out where it is going!(less)
Jan Goldie Ideas literally just pop into my head. However, when I trace back my thoughts I can see that I'm being influenced by what I'm reading, movies I've wat…moreIdeas literally just pop into my head. However, when I trace back my thoughts I can see that I'm being influenced by what I'm reading, movies I've watched, newspaper articles and my own life. I often start with just a name or two and work from there. Sometimes I force myself to be inspired to write, because if you just sit around waiting to be inspired nothing gets done!(less)
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Let’s talk about writing a book series

When it comes to ‘Brave’s Journey’, I’ve been a one book wonder for a while now. I’m not even sure I’d call it a wonder 🙂

While many people told me to write more books (because they’d sell better together on Amazon, or because they wanted to read more about Brave or True), I wasn’t willing to throw myself into that world again.

Not the writing world. I write for a living so I’m there every day. I me

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“Whatever we had missed, we possessed together the precious, the incommunicable past.”
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“I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.”
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Carrie Anne Noble
“Infatuation is easy to cure, if that is his problem. A little dandelion root, a sprig of hare-foot plant, a shaving of nutmeg, and a drop of moonrose nectar mixed into a cup of chamomile. True love is another story, I’m afraid. There is no cure for true love.”
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David Walliams
“In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem.
Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea.
Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit.
Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a piece of cake. Possibly a savoury option would be welcome here too, for example a Scotch egg or a sausage roll.”
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