Author Archives: Jean

The Next Big Thing!

I’ve been tagged in The Next Big Thing by fellow writer David Ebsworth (website:www.davidebsworth.com and main blog on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5780http://jeandorricott.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=380&action=edit879.David_Ebsworth/blog) whose first novel, The Jacobites’ Apprentice, was nominated UK Indie Editor’s Choice for the Historical Novel Society Indie Review. I’m … Continue reading

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Bookworm Day

Dull cold autumn day.  A little rain spitting on the windscreen as I drive to Nottingham to sell my books at Bookworm Day. Lunch break at Rutland Water. Almost empty car park. Wind troubles and eddies the grey water.  Birds … Continue reading

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Book signing in the ‘Queen of Welsh resorts’

Llandudno on a drizzly summer afternoon. The Great Orme looms darkly over the seaside resort like a monstrous mammoth. Its bulk sticks far out into the sea and a few cars potter around it along the coast road, their passengers … Continue reading

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Is the ebook debate won?

Is the time when you handled a paperback a distant memory?  Do you remember your fear of discovery as you commuted to work trying to hide your racy book inside a false cover?  Can you recall reading on a summer … Continue reading

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Christmas is for Penguins

They’re everywhere. On Christmas cards, wrapping paper, paper table cloths and serviettes, decorating websites selling everything from Black Norfolk turkeys to Useless Gadgets for Kids. They even consort with polar bears. No. that’s impossible.  The bears roam the Arctic at … Continue reading

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