Fiona Cullen-Skowronski

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8th October: Things are moving fast. The atmosphere at the Waterstones Hastings signing was great, with a real buzz in the shop. see press photos at http://www.fiona-skovronsky.vpweb.co.uk Loads of people came to hear stories from the two smugglers with me and the young people enjoyed examining all the props. Sold 21 copies that day, and now there’s a great word-of-mouth thing going on, and with Anna I’m rushing to get things organized so that Gardners can get the book easily in order to fulfil orders through Amazon, Waterstones etc. On Saturday, I’ll be signing copies at the Books Born in Hastings event at the town hall. 19th August: I’ve just come back from doing readings and book signings in the Smugglers’ Adventure tourist attraction. It was great, a really spooky atmosphere, and everyone loved the book covers. I write material for Cornelsen Verlag English language teaching software and I’ve been teaching EFL for 33 years.

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    Fiona Cullen-Skowronski posted a message to Chinelo Ibekwe Hope you are OK after A&E. my email is fiona.skovronsky@tiscali.co.uk and gained+3
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    Chinelo Ibekwe posted a message to Fiona Cullen-Skowronski Hi, Glad to hear you finished it. I've been working too hard and was reminded I'm only human by ...Hi, Glad to hear you finished it. I've been working too hard and was reminded I'm only human by having to spend a day at A&E. There are always gaps which you have to fill in with experience but it didn't start out that way. It was just a book I wanted to hand down to my daughter. Do you have an e-mail address? (more) and received+3
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    Fiona Cullen-Skowronski posted a message to Chinelo Ibekwe Could not put it down. Just finished. it is wonderful. Difficult to say too much as do not want o...Could not put it down. Just finished. it is wonderful. Difficult to say too much as do not want other readers to know how it develops. Wondering if there's any memoir/autobio in it... (more) and earned+3
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    Fiona Cullen-Skowronski posted a message to Chinelo Ibekwe Ah, yes, I and won+3
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    Fiona Cullen-Skowronski posted a message Ah, yes, I'm on page 129 now, where Kene says he's Igbo. It's lovely to read it on paper. The boo...Ah, yes, I'm on page 129 now, where Kene says he's Igbo. It's lovely to read it on paper. The book arrived an hour ago. I could have gone to pick it up - it turns out it was printed in Eastbourne, just half-an-hour from here by slow train. ah, I'm behind with everything, and now Fatso has arrived I'm trying to resist the temptation to read it instead of catching up with work... am delighted to have it. (more) and bagged+3
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    Chinelo Ibekwe posted a message to Fiona Cullen-Skowronski Hi Fiona. You're right, it is Igbo but I make sure I offer a translation after each statement, it...Hi Fiona. You're right, it is Igbo but I make sure I offer a translation after each statement, it makes me angry when people don't but expect me to understand every language on planet Earth. Still crying over the loss of MJ. The literary translation is 'God id thoughtful' or 'God thinks' but I saw 'God is Talent' on the computer the other day and said, wow! I'll adopt this one! Have a nice day. If it continues like this then you wrote a truly great novel. (more) and bagged+3
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    Fiona Cullen-Skowronski posted a message to Chinelo Ibekwe By the way, can you tell me the meaning of Chinelo - am asking because of what you say in your pr...By the way, can you tell me the meaning of Chinelo - am asking because of what you say in your profile. There's a bit in your novel where Kene speaks in a language that isn't English. would like v much to know what it is. Yoruba maybe? Igbo? sorry if my guesses are way out. (more) and received+3
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    Fiona Cullen-Skowronski posted a message to Chinelo Ibekwe Dear Chinelo, Thank you so much for this message. And for seeing what's going on underneath, in t...Dear Chinelo, Thank you so much for this message. And for seeing what's going on underneath, in the Van Gogh part. By the way, the cover on your message board is of an earlier version of The Smugglers' Caves. i asked some young people to read it and then updated it to the present version. But the one you are reading on completely Novel is the updated version. I have asked for the old one to be removed from Amazon. I am so glad that you are an adult reader who ids happy to read young people's novels. (more) and received+3
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    Chinelo Ibekwe posted a message to Fiona Cullen-Skowronski You know the passage about Van Gogh,(pg no.!!)It has a near-ethereal message in that choice of tw...You know the passage about Van Gogh,(pg no.!!)It has a near-ethereal message in that choice of two landscapes. It's really deep, I could almost touch the message there... Need to save some for tomorrow... can't put it down... Love the theme. It's like looking at a distant picture from afar and as you get closer, the picture gets bigger. It's really nice when the book doubles as Art. Five star rating. (more) and won+3
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    Fiona Cullen-Skowronski posted a message Thank you, Chinelo. Glad you think it's OK for adults, too. Am waiting for your book to arrive ...Thank you, Chinelo. Glad you think it's OK for adults, too. Am waiting for your book to arrive as I'd rather read it in paperback form. V much looking forward to getting back to Renee. God bless, Fiona (more) and received+3
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