Thank you for visiting my blog! I’m an author of thriller / suspense fiction. My first novel, Mystical Circles, is psychological suspense; the second edition, published by Blue Lily Press in Aug 2012, is available to order from my website http://www.scskillman.co.uk. My second novel, A Passionate Spirit, a paranormal thriller, was published by Matador in Nov 2015. You can order direct from the publisher here or from my website http://www.scskillman.co.uk or from Amazon getBook.at/PassionateSpirit.
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As a child I was inspired by Enid Blyton. I started writing adventure stories at the age of seven; the love of writing that her stories first instilled into me has strengthened over the years.
I studied English Literature at Lancaster University, and my first permanent job was as a production secretary with the BBC. Later I lived for nearly five years in Australia. I now live in Warwickshire with my husband David, son Jamie and daughter Abigail.
I completed two full-length adult novels before writing Mystical Circles. I’ve always been fascinated by the interaction of different complex personalities, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for a writer!
And my advice to anyone who wants to be a writer? Read a lot, listen to people’s conversations, be observant about the details of your world, and especially about human behaviour and interaction, and persist in your writing, being single-minded to the point of obsession…never give up, always believe in yourself despite all evidence to the contrary,(Click to Tweet) and hold out for what you first dreamed of.
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