My name is Juliet Atherton and I thought I would tell you a little bit about myself. I am Australian born and bred, but I have traveled extensively throughout my life, particularly in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the USA.
I have always loved writing but my foray into e-books here on Smashwords is my first time publishing anything. I like to write in a variety of genres, but I think choosing an absolute favourite would be a difficult task as I enjoy both reading and writing so much and there are so many different avenues to explore. Let's just put it this way, I may come out with anything from poetry to drama and all things in between.
I hope you enjoy my work. It is a labor of love for me and I would like it to be a fun and interesting experience for you. Please review my efforts after reading if you would like to do so, and come back to my page often to check for updates. I will do my best to publish work of a high standard which will appeal to a large cross section of the e-book community. Look forward to seeing you here again. Also, please visit my Facebook page by following the link and say 'hi'. Cheers. Juliet.
How do you approach cover design?
For me, the cover of a book is extremely important. Personally, I find that if a cover has too many conflicting colors, is too 'busy' and has writing in a font which is difficult to read clearly, it puts me off actually delving into the book. Most people have certain tastes when it comes to cover design and I think that's great, but what may suit one person may look complicated or imposing to someone else. The old saying about not being able to judge a book by its cover is certainly true, but I think many people DO make that particular assessment, along with reading the accompanying blurb and deciding whether or not they wish to read further. Obviously, as E-book authors we want as many people as possible to read and enjoy our work and I truly believe a well designed cover is the best way to initially attract an audience.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Oh, this is a difficult one as I read SO many books and have done all my life. I have favorite authors and I read all their work: John Grisham, Jeffrey Archer and Sophie Kinsella. I also grew up with Sue Townsend's (British author) wonderful 'Adrian Mole' series and I simply love J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' books. There is also a fair amount of Enid Blyton and Dan Brown on my bookshelves as well, not to mention dozens of biographies and autobiographies as well as history so, a little bit of everything! If I HAD to name five books, I would say 'Kane and Abel' by Jeffrey Archer which really is a masterpiece and one that holds you until the very end. John Grisham's 'The Last Juror' is one of my favorite books of all time. The characters leap from the pages and the story flows so perfectly. Sophie Kinsella's entire 'Shopaholic' series seems almost flawless to me. Everyone knows a Becky Bloomwood (or is one themselves) and the stories are simply so hilarious that it's hard to put them down one you've read the first couple of pages. 'Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years' is at once both screamingly funny and reach-for-the-tissues sad and poignant. The entire 'Harry Potter' collection is one that I loved as much as my own children did. Such masterful creativity and imagination with standout characterization. (I admit to loving the 'bad guys' almost as much as the good ones, especially Professor Snape.) Well, there you go, I could list many more excellent books and authors, but five is the number, so five it is.
Astrology is more than your star sign! Explore the many different aspects of astrology in this easy to understand series. Pets, houses, cities, and even world events have their own astrological charts - read on to learn things you probably never knew about astrology!
Astrology for Pets Part 2 is an informative look at your pet's persona, using the astrological alphabet of N to Z - and showing how you can use astrology when naming the new addition to your household to help create a happy and harmonious environment for everyone.
What's in a name? Plenty! Astrology for Pets is an informative look at your pet's persona, using the astrological alphabet - and showing how you can use astrology when naming the new addition to your household to help create a happy and harmonious environment for everyone.
If you or somebody you know suffers from depression, you will be looking for as many ways as possible to deal with it. Having lived with depression for 21 years, Juliet Atherton speaks to you with experience at her side to offer an insight into how to deal with depression naturally. This book shows you the methods to assist you with coping and help you to come out on top.
Used to spending Christmas alone and apart from her now-grown children, hope arrives for Louise for a better festive season this year in the form of a phone call. But can it be the Christmas she had hoped for?