Anne Brooke
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Reading group - help needed, please!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Brooke Mar 18, 2007.


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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:
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.

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Renewing the bodymind - very, very slowly ...

All day retreat today, as part of the Diocesan Summer School. Should have gone on one last week, but couldn't be arsed and I was actually busy with the Thorn in the Flesh edit. Panicked hugely about getting there, even though it was only in Woking, but Lord H found a better route than I'd anticipated and in the end it was fine. The only problem was it was held in St Columba's House Woking which, frankly, has to be the least welcoming retreat house in the UK. I've been before, and had… Continue

Posted on July 11, 2007 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

Wisley and the leisured classes

Spent a wonderful few hours at Wisley today with Lord H. We wandered round the gardens, smelt the utterly glorious roses and watched the bird-feeding area for ages. Astonishingly, we saw a family of young greenfinches, a pair of goldfinches and also a pair of chaffinches. As well as a young robin. Bliss. Plus the obligatory wood pigeon. Hmm, not quite so bliss there then. Anyway, it was really nice, and hugely relaxing.… Continue

Posted on July 9, 2007 at 3:45am

Anger management and a big welcome to The Gawain Quest

Woke up feeling really tense and bad-tempered today. Must be the after-effects of having such a nice weekend. Mind you, I’m still cheered by the fact that Lord H rescued me from a bathroom spider last night – he wrapped it in kitchen towel, squashed it and then placed the kitchen towel plus dead spider on the floor. When I asked him why he didn’t just put it in the bin, his answer was that we still needed to have the fun of jumping up and down on the darn thing, whilst yelling. Which we duly…


Posted on June 19, 2007 at 5:21am

Feathers and fathers

Happy Fathers' Day to all fathers out there, first off. I managed to remember to send my stepfather the chocolates he's allowed to eat (ie the ones Mother doesn't eat first ...), so I am a Good Stepdaughter today, hurrah! Mum is apparently taking him out for an airing, which includes a concert and some tea, today, so we took bets on how long it will be before he grumbles about something. My money's on the first half hour. Lord H however says that we misjudge the man - and in fact all it is…


Posted on June 18, 2007 at 4:36am

Facebook, golf and time travel

Am feeling very modern today - have finally set up an account on Facebook ( last night, so have at last entered the modern world. Mind you, I don't have many friends on it yet - 3 so far to be precise - so if anyone out there is on Facebook and prepared to take pity on me, please do. I'd be very grateful.

Meant to be very literary this morning, but have done sod all - sorry. Might do some…


Posted on June 17, 2007 at 6:26am

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At 5:03am on June 24, 2009, New Pulp Press said…
Much appreciated, Anne.
At 12:46am on August 26, 2008, Mitzi Szereto said…
Thanks! :-D
At 3:56pm on March 27, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Anne
Congratulations on all your publishing success.
At 8:20am on February 28, 2008, Chris Ewan said…
You too Anne. Nice to see a familiar face!
At 3:22am on December 24, 2007, Rick R. Reed said…
Oh Anne,
You're everywhere I want to be. Can I be your dangerous man?
At 10:12pm on December 23, 2007, Brian L Porter said…
Me too Anne.
At 10:02pm on December 23, 2007, Brian L Porter said…
That's great anne. As soon as I receive your email address I'll send you the ms. 'for review'

At 9:14pm on December 23, 2007, Brian L Porter said…
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?

At 3:28am on December 23, 2007, Brian L Porter said…
Yes Anne, we dark psychoogical types must stick together. Maybe we can swap dark tales one day! Your work sounds extremely interesting.
At 2:49am on December 23, 2007, Brian L Porter said…
Hi Anne,

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


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