Kate Nivison

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I started writing while teaching, just as the first PC’s came on the market, and eventually had enough courage to give up the day job – hundreds of ‘magazine’ short stories, serials and travel-related and general interest features published, and also a novel (‘Tiger Country’) and a book for beginner writers, ‘How to Turn Your Holidays into Popular Fiction’). I’ve got 2 more pet novel projects on the go, but there’s no real interest out there. Both are ‘popular’ rather than literary. I believe many readers (especially a large swathe of the huge women’s market) are not being catered for by mainstream publishers who seem to think what is needed is more sex and violence. My fiction niche is ‘romance with an edge of exotic adventure’ involving ordinary people in challenging circumstances, in believable relationships rather than unrealistic ones. Call me old-fashioned. I probably am.

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    Alice Griffin posted a message to Kate Nivison Hi Kate, I'm just feeling my way around this site - not entirely sure how it all works! My bo...Hi Kate, I'm just feeling my way around this site - not entirely sure how it all works! My book is available on Amazon, where you can also read a little: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tales-Travelling-Mum-Babe-Arms/dp/1905430736/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1294769562&sr=8-1 I will go check out your books now - they sound interesting :-) Thanks for the contact! Alice (more) and bagged+3
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    Kate Nivison posted a message to Alice Griffin Hi Alice, and thanks for your interest. I don't seem to be able to read your book on Com Novel si...Hi Alice, and thanks for your interest. I don't seem to be able to read your book on Com Novel site. Have you thought about getting it onto Amazon Kindle, so that people can read a sample of it on their own PC (once they've got the app. sorted out?) I'd be happy to review yours if you'd like to do the same for 'The Wine is Red' on Com Nov - search under Kate Nivison rather than the title. If you look on Amazon.co.uk, again under Author not Title, you'll see my 'How to Turn your Holidays into Popular Fiction' (for beginners) is available for practically nothing. Might it be useful to you? Seems we have the same interests. Cheers, Kate (more) and won+3
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    Harry Sivertsen posted a message to Kate Nivison Hi Kate Best of luck with the cruise...nearest we have been is trip to Lundy Island from Cardi...Hi Kate Best of luck with the cruise...nearest we have been is trip to Lundy Island from Cardiff! Gill spent a week or two on an educational cruse when at school though...I went fishing locally! However, we did have our own boat for a number of years, a 17 ft job. We spent many very happy hours boating both locally and in West Wakes. As you say things that get buried can surprise people...and that takes me to the tale of Noah's Ark, a geological anomaly thought to be a large vessel that was buried a couple of hundred years before the time of Christ via earth tremor and only revealed again via the same natural methodology in the 1950s, this has only been confirmed for what it in fact is via evidence in my work although many believe that it is the real thing... Such is life All the best Harry (more) and earned+3
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    Kate Nivison posted a message to Harry Sivertsen Hi Harry - loved those. Reminds me of the 'Neolithic bicycle' found in Grimes Graves flint mines ...Hi Harry - loved those. Reminds me of the 'Neolithic bicycle' found in Grimes Graves flint mines - amazing what a bit of illegal dumping and soil slumping can do to the unwary. Cheers, Kate (I'm up to my neck in the murk around the Queen of Sheba story for some talks I'm giving on a cruise ship daring the pirate-infested waters for 2 weeks between Mumbai and Aqaba from March 2nd. So if I go quiet for a while, please arrange a gun boat or something . . . (more) and bagged+3
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    Harry Sivertsen posted a message to Kate Nivison Hi Kate, History being of interest to you I thought a little warning regarding archaeologists ...Hi Kate, History being of interest to you I thought a little warning regarding archaeologists would not go astray... After digging to a depth of 10 metres last year, Russian Archaeologists found traces of copper wire dating back 1000 years, and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network one thousand years ago. So, not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed, American archaeologists dug 20 metres and headlines in the US papers read: (more) and bagged+3
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    Harry Sivertsen posted a message to Kate Nivison Hi Kate My method is a small business card with the url printed beneath the book titles. Howeve...Hi Kate My method is a small business card with the url printed beneath the book titles. However, most of the interest has been from postings on historically orientated websites. I am glad you are interested in my subject matter and would appreciate an opinion when you have time to read my work...a long process...be warned!500pp plus for each but loads of info not seen elsewhere. Old fashioned? realistic...it is the publishers who get it all wrong. In my case they flooded the market with rubbishy fiction under the generic term of history. Consequently the market became inundated with such crap [excuse the expression but it fits too much that has been in print]and the reading public backed off. Consequently ALL history is currently taking a bashing and little gets through. My work in any case would be regarded as'fringe' as the subject matter is not a part of any mainstream study but nonetheless, while original in thinking, is replicable [more than can be said for some historical theories] and valid. Stick with what you feel is right and to hell with the world... That's one hell of a big worm you are are holding..slow worms sufficient for me thanks! I like to watch such creatures but so far have failed to photograph one as our old friend Sod dictated in his Law that they are not around when I have a camera to hand! All the best Harry (more) and received+3
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    Kate Nivison posted a message to Harry Sivertsen Thanks, Harry. Have tried that, but some of my friends are easily confused! I've just replied to...Thanks, Harry. Have tried that, but some of my friends are easily confused! I've just replied to Anna that what works best for me is to give the website and add SEARCH by my surname, not title. I note that you are also in the unusual surnames club. Would that be quicker for you too? Just a thought, and thanks for your interest, Kate PS your books look like my kind of thing - will certainly read. (more) and gained+3
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    Harry Sivertsen posted a message to Kate Nivison Hi Kate, I find the best bet is to give people the complete url of your portfolio page. They g...Hi Kate, I find the best bet is to give people the complete url of your portfolio page. They go straight to your book then without searching for anything. Cheers Harry (more) and won+3
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    Kate Nivison posted Thanks, Anna, but I've now found that the best thing to do in my case to direct people to THE WIN... in Directing readers to my book and earned+5
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    Find me at: www.completelynovel.com/kate-nivison

    Interests Short stories, novel writing, humour, travel, travel writing, Africa, African development, France, Middle East, Far East, good grammar, gardening, tropical agriculture, and green issues

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