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Made in New York – A Free Christmas Short Story

Made in New York – A Free Christmas Short Story

Welcome to day 17 of the Rainbow Advent Calendar! I'm Ana Newfolk and the story I have for you today is my first published story. Made in New York - A Christmas Short Story is just over 17.5k words long. Just enough to grant opening that packet of cookies you have...

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COVER REVEAL – Made in Portugal

COVER REVEAL – Made in Portugal

COMING June 5 to Amazon, available on Kindle Unlimited  I am very pleased to finally reveal the cover of my debut novel, Made in Portugal, created by the talented Jay Aheer. I am so in love with this cover I can't stop looking at it! At 10 years old Joel was uprooted...

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The price of apples…and ebooks

The price of apples…and ebooks

I started this blog to talk about my experience writing my first book. However, I am first and foremost a reader, so this post is a little reminder about the price of apples...keep reading, it'll make sense. Recently I read some discussions on social media about the...

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Reflections and decisions

Reflections and decisions

It's crazy how quickly time passes without us realizing. It's been four months since my last post but to me, it feels like yesterday. When I came to Portugal in May I had the opportunity to revisit some places that were dear to me, but that will also feature in the...

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Inspiration

Inspiration

I have always found very fascinating the ability of some people to create things from nothing or from very little. The blank canvas scares me. All the possibilities. How does a painter decide where the first stroke of the brush is going to hit the canvas? What...

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My week off work

My week off work

I have been off work since last Friday. For those who don't live in the UK this means I got a lovely 10 days off for the price of 4 days holiday from work because of the bank holidays. Aren't I clever? I've had a good week so far but today I suddenly felt as though my...

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