J.A. Skinner


I am presently living in Bournemouth, but I lived for twelve years in a village near Carfin so my book is based on real experience of Lanarkshire and the people who live there. I worked for twenty years as a child protection social worker in Scotland and England therefore I have a wide base of knowledge of the Social Services of the era that I am writing.
I have worked at many and diverse jobs in Scotland Canada, England and Spain, from waitressing with roller skates to teaching English to asylum seekers from eastern Europe. I am now writing which is what I really wanted to do all the time.

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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,130. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This book has everything, a dark family secret, adoption, a Scottish/Chinese social worker, a gay physiotherapist, romance, an Asian matchmaker, a fatal degenerative disease, a catholic funeral, a talking dog, religious conflict and much more, in a fast paced Scottish family saga set in the village of Carfin in Lanarkshire. Despite the drama it is a book that will hopefully make you laugh and cry.

Smashwords book reviews by J.A. Skinner

  • Parting is such sweet sorrow on Nov. 21, 2011
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    this is a delightful short story with believable characters. It a little too brief maybe, but makes you want to read more which is always a good thing, see my face book, if you want to be in touch janette skinner (spain)
  • Once Upon a Lightyear on Dec. 05, 2011
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    A delightful story with wonderful made up words and a funny ending, a bit short but quality!
  • The Tent on Dec. 05, 2011

    really enjoyed this piece, it made me feel i was there trying to save the tent, short portraits of characters are difficult but these are all good. good luck and keep writing j skinner jskinner@hotmail.com