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message 1: by Ann (last edited Nov 03, 2016 01:01AM) (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) hi everyone, I'm a British author currently living in Montpellier, France.

I write psychological suspense, thrillers and this summer I published my first full length novel - Good Girl Bad Girl.
Good Girl Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry It's available as an ebook and paperback.
The story is set in London and Kolkata, India.

I also have four short, psychological suspense stories called 'Tales of the Unexpected' published on Amazon. Here's a link to one of them -
Tell Me A Secret (Tales of the Unexpected #3) by Ann Girdharry

If anyone has any questions or wants to chat, please feel free to get in touch.
You can find most info and social media links over on my webpage -

message 2: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) I lived in Brighton and Sussex for over 15 years and, if anyone's interested, I just noticed this -

This Sunday 16 October 2016 BBC One will screen 
Books that Made Britain
' which Craig Henderson celebrates the remarkable Sussex landscapes that have inspired...'

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Anna Faversham (annafaversham) | 1707 comments I'm in Dubai at the moment, Ann, but thank you for the info re the TV. I'll look forward to it when I return - I like that sort of thing.

Just followed your link to your book - looks very intriguing.

message 4: by Ann (last edited Oct 16, 2016 11:55PM) (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) hello Anna, nice to read your comments and glad you like
the look of Good Girl Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry

message 5: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) I'm doing a series of author interviews and book reviews -
Discover Ten New Authors of Colour

The idea is to highlight new authors with great books.
#2 is up on my blog now.

It's a dark, short story by V.M. Sawh

Cinders (Good Tales For Bad Dreams #1) by V.M. Sawh

Here's a link to the interview and review.

message 6: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) hi everyone,

Just to let you know that Good Girl Bad Girl

Good Girl Bad Girl by Ann Girdharry

is on sale at 99cents on Amazon
from 30 Nov for a limited time only

Kal’s got guts but has she got what it takes?

When her journalist mother goes missing, Kal investigates. She’s an expert in psychology and no fool, but what she discovers will push her over the limits to face a horror she’s been avoiding all her life…

A psychological suspense thriller.

"Dangerous territory for exploration in a first novel...This is a terrific start for an author who demonstrates strong promise. 5 stars."
Hall of Fame, Top 100 reviewer, Vine Voice

"Disturbing" Goodreads reviewer


​​"a real kick-ass heroine and a great lead character..."
Grab This Book

​"from the very start I was hooked..."
Bloomin' Brilliant Books

​"...Placing itself amongst a very few in the genre with a non-white main character...a splendid and intriguing thriller that will keep you up at night."
The Serial Reader


Amazon link -
my website -

message 7: by Ann (last edited Dec 05, 2016 12:30AM) (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) I did a book review and wonderful interview with Nadia Hashimi, author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Nadia said, "Writing is my way of channelling outrage. Hearing about the hard choices families in war-torn countries have to make for their children, reading about young girls who are given as “brides” to...."

you can find the full article here

and the Goodreads review here


message 8: by Ann (last edited Dec 09, 2016 01:08AM) (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) Over on my blog, I've interviewed the eloquent Hibah Shabkhez (for poetry lovers)

Alack the Ashen Waves of the Sea by Hibah Shabkhez

author interview and book review here

and Asaad Almohammad, author of An Ishmael of Syria
An Ishmael of Syria by Asaad Almohammad

An Ishmael of Syria is full of raw power and tells the story of a young man in exile.

Author interview and book review here

Assad is offering a GIVEAWAY for an ebook copy of his book.

You can find entry details here

message 9: by Ann (last edited Jan 12, 2017 01:48AM) (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) My mystery, suspense short story Trading with Death is currently on promotion.

The kindle version is Free on Amazon for a limited time only.

Trading with Death (Tales of the Unexpected #1) by Ann Girdharry

What terrible sacrifices might we make for those we love?
Will we be selfless or selfish?

Taka is tortured by her younger sister’s terminal illness. Then one dark day, in the middle of the forest, she is faced with an opportunity to change fate...

Here's a link to the Amazon page-

And a link to the detail page on Goodreads


message 10: by David (last edited Jan 12, 2017 12:24AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

David Staniforth (davidstaniforth) | 7939 comments I've downloaded a copy, Ann. Good luck with the promotion.

You might want to check your Goodreads' link; it leads to Harry Potter, and I don't think miss Rowling is in need of any extra help :~)

message 11: by Ann (last edited Jan 12, 2017 01:49AM) (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) thanks, David, and thank you for the tip!

message 12: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) Over the holidays, I read Void by David Staniforth and the author generously agreed to an interview!

You can catch Five Things You Didn't Know about David Staniforth' over on my blog -

G J (Gaff to my friends) Reilly | 1901 comments They were indeed 5 things that I didn't know about David Staniforth! Lovely review of Void. If it's half as good as the books I've read so far, it's going to be a cracking read!

message 14: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) thanks - glad you liked the post.

David Staniforth (davidstaniforth) | 7939 comments Thanks, Ann, Gaff.

message 16: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) Monday morning and I'm starting chapter 11 of the sequel to Good Girl Bad Girl.

I'm wondering, are other authors like me and prefer to 'polish' each chunk of chapters before you move on?

Or do you write straight through to the end of the story before you do any rewrites/edits??

Just curious.

David Staniforth (davidstaniforth) | 7939 comments I do the odd little bit of editing as I go, but do most of my alterations once the 1st draft of the book is complete.

message 18: by Kath (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kath Middleton | 25063 comments I always read over yesterday's writing before starting again. A bit of editing happens at that point.

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Elizabeth White | 2067 comments As Kath.

message 20: by David (new)

David Hadley | 4873 comments David wrote: "I do the odd little bit of editing as I go, but do most of my alterations once the 1st draft of the book is complete."

That's more or less my method too.

message 21: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) Interesting responses - we've all got our own styles.

Does anyone use a professional editor?

message 22: by Kath (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kath Middleton | 25063 comments Yes. I respect him because he respects my style. I've had friends look at my work who wanted to make me write like them. He doesn't. when I read it after editing it's me but more structured.

message 23: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) Hello Kath,

You're lucky to have found someone who suits you so well.

I've not yet been able to settle on one that I can work with - though I think I'm pretty close. At the moment, I'm narrowing down the options with sample edits.

Did you try several before you found him?

message 24: by Kath (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kath Middleton | 25063 comments No, I already knew him as an author and he edits for other friends. He now professionally edits more than he writes. I'd guess it pays better, too!

message 25: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) I'm running a feature over on my blog '10 Best New Suspense/Thrillers'.

Portraits of the Dead by John Nicoll definitely hit the spot.
You can find my interview with the author and book review here -

message 26: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) Hi - this week I'm writing Chapter 17 of the sequel to Good Girl Bad Girl.

How's your writing going, fellow authors, was February a good month for you?

message 27: by Ann (last edited May 31, 2017 12:13PM) (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) Any budding writers out there?
A friend just sent me details to circulate about the Berlin Writing Prize. 3000 words fiction/non-fiction on 'Home is Elsewhere'.

Prize is a one month luxury writers residency in Berlin.
You can find details here -

Good Luck :)


message 28: by Ann (new)

Ann Girdharry (anngirdharry) Over on my blog, I have an author interview with the lovely Sharon Maas - author of The Orphan of India
The Orphan of India by Sharon Maas

Here's a link to the post

And to my review of the book on Goodreads

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