1. Writing a sequel

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    January 19, 2017 by Carmel

    I wrote The Undertaker two years ago and since then I have had a lot of requests from readers for …
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  2. The hallmark of a good writer

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    January 7, 2017 by Carmel

    When you watch a movie or see a play, do you ever think about the amount of work that went …
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  3. A new year – a new book!

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    January 1, 2017 by Carmel

    2017 is fresh and new with no mistakes in it and the Pollyanna in me hopes it stays that way, …
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  4. Suffer the little children

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    November 6, 2016 by Carmel

    As people’s interest in family history continues to grow, many people will be shocked to see the high infant mortality …
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  5. Do witches live among us?

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    October 28, 2016 by Carmel

    The pages of a 350-year-old book used to record the names of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland was recently …
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  6. Books are here to stay

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    October 18, 2016 by Carmel

    When CDs became ‘the latest thing’ many people replaced their vinyl records with compact discs.  Now, years later, vinyl records …
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  7. Read a book day – September 6

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    August 26, 2016 by Carmel

    Did you know that the first book pages were made of parchment or calf skin, while the covers were made …
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  8. An end to life’s journey

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    June 2, 2016 by Carmel

    It’s a difficult subject to discuss.  As with most things in life, you will be judged regardless of what you …
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  9. Why research is so important

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    April 3, 2016 by Carmel

    I am working on my next novel Conviction which follows a privileged young woman from the Highlands of Scotland in …
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  10. What is historical fiction?

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    January 3, 2016 by Carmel

    Happy New Year! With my first blog for the year, I thought I would go back to basics. I write …
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