House of Sunshine

Sharon's adventure moves on, changing shape and location to the USA. Her happy ever after doesn't turn out quite as she expected and she has new challenges to face. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781301555093
About Suze Appleton

I have always enjoyed writing, starting with a winning essay in a Primary school competition when I was ten years old. I was subsequently educated at Withington Girls’ School, Manchester, where the emphasis was on academic subjects and I put away any writing ambitions until much later.
In 1990 when my daughter was sixteen I went with her to a writers’ group where I was encouraged to try again. I did continue to write short stories and articles.
2005 - I self published (10 copies only) of an account of my breast cancer treatment diary, including emotional as well as factual details. It was intended as a guide for what actually happens to your body and mind following the diagnosis.
2008 - I became President of my local Women’s Institute and produced monthly newsletters as well as writing reports and speeches.
2009 - I completed NaNoWriMo with a novel called ‘Alternative Lives’, which is currently on its fourth draft.
In November 2010 I part completed a further NaNoWriMo novel called ‘How did I get here?’
but didn't complete it due to the pressures of the course I was taking, having moved to Cornwall to undertake a full time MA in Professional Writing

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I have had more than a few issues to deal with in my life, first marriage and motherhood then developing epilepsy at the age of 39 while getting divorced in 1995. I then went through a period of working at a wide range of jobs, giving me a wonderful range of characters and situations to draw from. I coped with being overwhelmed by debt, ending a relationship with a very unsuitable character and being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. Subsequently I built my way back to good health and a well paid and respected job. Unfortunately I felt like a square peg in a round hole. In 2010 I resigned from my job to devote myself to the task of becoming a published writer by studying for an MA in Cornwall. I completed 2 units of the course but found it disappointing and returned back to Manchester to work on developing my writing of fiction and non-fiction.

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