Anne Brooke

56, Female

Godalming

United Kingdom

Profile Information:

Hometown:
Godalming, Surrey
About Me:
Hi, I've been writing for seventeen years and am the author of six novels, numerous short stories and poems. I was shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Novel Award in 2006, longlisted for the Betty Bolingbroke-Kent Novel Award in 2005, and shortlisted for the Royal Literary Fund Awards in 2004 and the Asham Award for Women Writers in 2003. I'm one of the directors of publishing company, Goldenford Publishers, and my crime novel, Thorn in the Flesh and my gay comedy novel, Pink Champagne and Apple Juice, are available from them. Another of my novels, a gay crime thriller called A Dangerous Man, is also available from Flame Books. My latest poetry collection is A Stranger's Table, which includes poems about sex, furniture and boats. This can be found at Poetry Monthly Press. A further gay crime novel is due in 2008: Maloney's Law, which will be published by PD Publishing in the US. I'm represented by the John Jarrold Literary Agency. More information can be found at Anne Brooke's website or at Goldenford Publishers. I also regularly blog here.
I Am A:
Writer
Website:
http://www.annebrooke.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Dark, off-beat books. Punchy poetry. Murakami, Louise Welsh, Roger Morris, Patricia Duncker.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Primeval, Lewis, Friends, Frasier, Ugly Betty, Heroes, Midsomer Murders, Mayo, Murder in Suburbia.

Comment Wall:

  • Carolyn Rogers

    Welcome to Crimespace!
  • Anne Brooke

    Thanks, Carolyn - much appreciated! Suspect it'll take me a little while to find my way around though!

    :))

    A
    xxx
  • Angie

    Hi, Anne! This place is growing by leaps and bounds - think it'll take me a while to get to everyone & figure out what's what, too. I'm also an Ugly Betty fan. Hey, ugly IS the new beautiful! And I want Betty's glasses. They're so gross they're cool.
  • Anne Brooke

    Too true, Angie! Betty's glasses are ace!!

    A
    xxx
  • Julie Morrigan

    Hey, Anne - I see you get a mention in Writer's News this month. Nice work!
  • Anne Brooke

    Do I, Julie? I hadn't realised! Mine hasn't turned up yet! Hope they're nice about me!!

    ==:O

    A
    xxx
  • Eliza Tucker

    Anne, thank you so much for the add. A Dangerous Man looks very intriguing. I hope all goes well for you.
  • Anne Brooke

    Thanks, Eliza - lovely to meet you on here!

    Hugs

    A
    xxx
  • Jordan Dane

    Thanks for visiting my site. I love how writing and this cyber community can break down international barriers to put us in touch with one another. Wishing you much success with your work.
  • Anne Brooke

    Thanks, Jordan - that's really kind of you, and I entirely agree!

    A
    xxx
  • Jordan Dane

    Jonathan Kellerman is addictive. I agree. He's one of those authors that have all the warmth and comfort for me like slipping into my favorite lounge pjs. and by the way, you can come repeat yourself at my site anytime. :)
  • Lesa Holstine

    Hi Anne! Thanks for inviting me. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone here.
  • Anne Brooke

    Thanks, Jordan - tee hee!

    :))

    A
    xxx
  • Anne Brooke

    Nice to know you, Lesa! And yes it's a great site.

    :))

    A
    xxx
  • Laura Benedict

    Hi, Anne. Nice to see you here! Blessings--Laura
  • Anne Brooke

    Nice to see you too, Laura! Hugs!

    A
    xxx
  • Jackie Griffey

    Anne: Thanks, Anne. I've heard (from everyone I've talked with so far) that nothing succeeds like 'word of mouth' and this is a great place for that. : - )
    Best,
    Jackie
  • Rick Mofina

    Conrad is best read on a punishingly hot humid summer night, esp, Heart of Darkness.
  • Peg Herring

    Anne,
    You sound like one busy lady!

    Peg
  • Brian L Porter

    Hi Anne,

    Thanks for adding me. Great to know you. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Brian
  • Brian L Porter

    Yes Anne, we dark psychoogical types must stick together. Maybe we can swap dark tales one day! Your work sounds extremely interesting.
  • Brian L Porter

    Hi Anne,

    Sounds good to me. My paperbacks don't come out until spring 2008, but i have some ebooks I could send you. I don't have copies of my novels in ebook, as the publisher didn't provide me with copies of the finished items so unfortunately the only way to get them is to buy them, or I would be happy to send you a copy of my as yet unpublsihed novel 'Glastonbury', due for release in March. I can do that if I tell the publisher you are doing a review of the book, so it would give you a senal peak of the book and you mgiht perhaps say a few things about it when you've finshed, and it would get round the sticky probelm of sending it to you in advacne of publication. What do you think?

    Brian
  • Brian L Porter

    That's great anne. As soon as I receive your email address I'll send you the ms. 'for review'

    Brian
  • Brian L Porter

    Me too Anne.
  • Rick R. Reed

    Oh Anne,
    You're everywhere I want to be. Can I be your dangerous man?
    R
  • Chris Ewan

    You too Anne. Nice to see a familiar face!
    Best
    Chris