My name is Colette Smith and this is my first novel, written over the period of a year, for six months of that in Spain.
My novel is a far cry from the type of writing I have done all my life, work reports, advocacy summaries and not too long ago, essays for my Business Degree. I am one of those people who thought that ‘everyone has a book in them’ and, I suppose everyone has. What has not been so easy is the commitment, the faith in one’s own abilities and the sheer amount of time and energy required to sustain a novel. I am more than sure that many budding writers fall at the first hurdle and I am pleased I have not. Whatever the result of my submission to you, I am enthusiastic to begin my next book, and the one after that.
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Just One Year
by Colette Smith
From a new beginning as housemates, three young women find that leaving the security of home is more daunting than they imagined. Suddenly their mundane lives are completely transformed by events that they had never imagined might happen. Success and failure go hand in hand until their world comes crashing down when one of the girls is brutally attacked.
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