I live in Essex in the UK with my son and two cats, Puzzle and Bud. Like so many people I've always written and had lots of ideas for stories but never thought I would ever be published. In January 2011 I helped to set up a writing group(Writebulb) and found out about Smashwords from one of our guest speakers, Penelope Fletcher. I remember being totally blown away by the fact it was possible to self-publish and a couple of weeks later finished a book that I started some years ago.
I've now published 3 books and one short story in the Burly & Grum Tales one one story, 'Unlucky Dip' for young adults, and will continue to write and self-publish - it's been hard work, but I've learnt a lot and met some great people along the way and I have a great sense of achievement. If anyone loves to write and is hesitating about self-publishing I would definitely say give it a go!
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A quick introduction to the world of Burly & Grum
by Kate Tenbeth
Approx. 62,740 words.
Published on April 1, 2013.
There are always high stakes to play for in the world of gambling, but it’s a world 15 year-old Holly Maddon knows nothing about until her step-mother tries to kill her. The race is on as she tries to discover what her step-mother is up to and whether her father was murdered.
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Smashwords book reviews by Kate Tenbeth
- How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months
on Aug. 07, 2011
I've now read this 3 times! The book was clear and methodical and showed that determination and sheer hard work does yield results if you have a good product. John certainly deserves his success.
- Those Amazing Dogs: African River Adventure
on Aug. 07, 2011
This book is lovely, nicely written and the different animal characters were delivered well. It has an old fashioned feel about it, but far from that being a negative comment I mean that in a very positive way! I loved it, my neighbour's son (who is 6) had it read to him at bed time and he loved it and you can't ask for much more than that! Well done Edwin.
- A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends Book 1)
on Aug. 16, 2011
I really did enjoy this story. I started reading it whilst waiting at a train station for a friend to appear. She missed her train and when she finally appeared two hours later I was quite put out because I had to put the book down! There are so many vampire stories out there at the moment but his one is in a class of its own - the characters are engaging (especially Amber and Cass) the plot is well paced with a strong story line, it's amusing and all in all a great read - go and buy it!
- The Loneliest Road
on Sep. 01, 2011
This short story was not only macabre, but it made me feel really uncomfortable because it confronted how 'normal' people can change when they get together as a group and make their minds up about something. It delivered as a suspense thriller and I found myself reading faster to find out what the end result would be (even though a great part of me didn't want to! The main character is well developed and sufficiently flawed to make you wonder whether he is going to be the root of the problem - but I can't tell you too much or I'll spoil it! The story is well worth reading, and certainly kept me occupied on the train journey into work!
- Ziggy Two Step - Courier Extraordinaire
on May 12, 2012
I read Ziggy on the commute into work and trust me, you need something quirky and fun when you're squished on a train and can't find a seat! I really loved this story. It was well written, well edited, observant and made me smile a lot (it made me smile because although my son doesn't move as fast as Ziggy, he usually leaves a trail of chaos in his wake that he's blissfully unaware of!). It's full of twists and turns that keeps you enthralled and I would definitely recommend this story!