Francoise Jewell


Hello - I currently live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. I work as a counsellor and social advocate with people who have been victims of crime.
I was born in Singapore where I spent the first 3 years of my life before my father was transferred back to the UK. We moved every 2-3 years to various towns in Scotland and England. Our holidays were spent visiting relatives in Switzerland and Greece. My father was English, my mother a French Greek woman, raised in Egypt. As a teenager, readers of Daddy I'm on the run" will know I lived in France, Belgium and the Netherlands as well as visiting Spain, Andorra, Italy, Sweden and Denmark.
I emigrated to Australia aged 19 but returned to England after meeting my first husband. We then lived in Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Iran, Canary Islands and Kenya before resettling in Australia in 1980.
Needless to say travel and appreciation of alternative cultures and lifestyles are the riches I have gained from my nomadic lifestyle.
Hope people from all over the world will enjoy my work.

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Radio interviews have stimulated interest and sales. Word of mouth recommendations have also been successful marketing tools. I have had some success with direct sales at writer festivals.
Describe your desk
My writing desk is a cheap 'put it together yourself' white desk covered with a beautiful silk carpet featuring a wonderful lion proudly walking through the jungle. My walls are flamingo pink and my floor is polished wood. In my room my three dogs all have their favourite spot to wait until it's time for a break and a possible walk. I have my windows open and hear the sounds of parrots, kookaburras and finches as I work. Rich greenery in the garden attracts my eyes as I pause for thought.
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Daddy I'm On The Run
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,220. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
At sixteen years of age Cherie Todd is faced with the most difficult decision of her young life - remain locked up until she is nineteen or abscond and try and survive on her own for the next three years. She chooses to run away to Europe and live life as a beatnik. Set in the beat generation of the mid-1960's this is an amazing adventure you won't want to miss.'
Not Just For You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
‘Not just for you’ are the dismissive words hurled down the phone to Breeze, a recently deserted former wife of 28 years as she begs her ex husband/best friend to help her understand the lies and deceit of his infidelity and subsequent abandonment. The author relates this true story with her usual intimate and honest reflections and page turning style.
Madame Pedamamaki
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 66,140. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Madame Pedamamaki takes us into the world of a smiling ‘girl’ who secretly mourns, throughout her long life, the lack of ‘a corner of her own’. Born and raised in Alexandria (Little Paris) Egypt in an overcrowded family apartment and onwards through her three marriages, she constantly yearns for just ‘a small corner and plenty of time’ in which to indulge her greatest pleasure – reading!

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