Maud Harris

Biography

Retired nurse,travelled extensively in different countries including Cyprus,Malta,Singapore Germany and England and worked in most of these. Trained nurse and counsellor,with valuable experience in post trauma counselling during Falklands and the Gulf war.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest book I have published is a young adult thriller about a damaged young man who collects dolls - human dolls. Set around a hospital in Manchester it plots his gradual decline and his compulsion to kidnap girls (usually nurses) .Follow the tension as he desperately tries to stay ahead of the law and his dilemma about what to do once he has collected his quota.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always had the idea for a book, but it lay dormant until I received a Kindle for one Christmas. That was the starting point which led me to a drastically steep learning curve . Knowing practically nothing about formatting or the internet, I struggled for a year until finally I gave birth to my first book.'Three Years in Starch' It is the story of my nurse training in the late'50's to early 60's . That one took off, much to my surprise and I have since written three others and am now working on the sequel to 'Three Years' telling of my travels abroad and working in war ravaged countries.
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Where to find Maud Harris online

Twitter: 345trew

Books

Following the Drum
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,950. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
'Following the Drum' is the story of the trials and tribulations of an armed forces wife.Told with humour, it details the problems of juggling children, a carreer, constant relocations and living amongst gun toting Cypriot soldiers, plus the threat of the Red Army at our door. Also supporting military familiies as their men were deployed in the Gulf, and later, the Falklands.
Sarah Sunshine and the Elves
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: British English. Published: March 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A children's bedtime story with short, readable chapters.It tells of Sarah Sunshine and her cat, Poppy and their search for elves.
Three Years In Starch.
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An account of general nurse training in a large teaching hospital in the West of England from 1959 to 1962.Read about the haunted ward,the man on the hospital balcony with a gun, the day Sister's muslin cap fell in the bathwater, and much more.Sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious. fast paced and full of anecdotes.

Maud Harris’s tag cloud

5 to 8 years old    army    bedtime reading    biography    children    cyprus    elves    eoka    fairies    forces wife    health    humour    medical    military    nursing    singapore    students    training    travel