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Here is my interview with Sarah Jane Butfield


Name Sarah Jane Butfield

Age 51

A little about yourself `ie your education Family life etc  

I am originally from rural Suffolk in East Anglia, UK. I was born in Ipswich, but we lived in small village called Stonham Aspal where I also attended primary school. We later moved back to Ipswich when I was in college studying my pre-nursing course. My nursing years were spent in Colchester, Essex and Liskeard in Cornwall. Later we lived in Australia and then France. I am a bit of a gypsy! After 28 years as a Registered General Nurse working in a variety of healthcare establishments, I am now a full time author and freelance writer which makes me very happy and pays the bills. I am also a mentor to debut and aspiring authors at Rukia Publishing where we provide a range of free services to help authors navigate the world…

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Sally’s Cafe & Bookstore Christmas Update – Agnes Mae Graham, Lucinda E. Clarke and Christoph Fischer

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My thanks to those of you in the bookstore who have let me know your updates and news. I will feature your updates as they come in and also work my way through the bookstore finding new reviews and sharing them. Contact me on if your book in the store has a great new review we can showcase.
sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-updateThe first update is for the My Vibrating Vertebrae by Agnes Mae Graham. Published by Christopher Graham in collaboration with his sister, in tribute to their mother.  Since its promotion here when released it has some more excellent reviews. It would make a wonderful gift for lovers of poetry and history.


About the book
We all have dreams, loves and hopes; but what if you are a girl growing up in 20th century Northern Ireland before, during and after the ‘Troubles’?

From the poetic thoughts of our Mother, we get…

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Guest Post – Author/Publisher Sarah Jane Butfield @SarahJanewrites

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I’m really pleased to welcome the author and publisher Sarah Jane Butfield onto my blog for a visit. Here she is…Keeping her Glass Half Full – Sarah Jane Butfield

An expat mum and nurse becomes as independent author as she shares the touching story of how with her family she pursued and achieved a new life in Australia only to have it challenged by adversity and life changing events.

Apart from being an author and publisher, Sarah Jane is a wife, mother of seven, grandmother of one and an ex-qualified nurse. Sarah Jane says that being a mum and step mum to her ‘Brady Bunch’ is, “one of the most fulfilling feelings in the world.”

Tell me about Glass Half Full:

Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure tells the story of a big life changing decision to move to Australia to escape a bitter ex-husband and to try and…

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Welsh Wednesdays: Welsh fiction at the #LlandeiloBookFair on Dec 10th in #Llandeilo


Here are a few of the many amazing books with Welsh flavour to be presented at the Llandeilo Book Fair on Dec 10th in the Civic Hall in Llandeilo
Wales is a land of mystery and being a Celtic race the Welsh
are fantastic story tellers. According to Graham it was the Welsh legends that
started his writing career. He’s also written three novels including ‘The Iron
Masters’ a Welsh historical novel set in Merthyr during the Napoleonic Wars and
a number of business help books. Today, he describes himself as a novelist,
hobby farmer and explorer.
Welsh Cakes and Custard and Three Cheers for Wales are about the
adventures of Betsi Wyn and Emyr Rhys and feature their grandparents too,
Mam-gu and Da-cu. Each book includes five stories with a strong Welsh flavour,
a child-friendly recipe and some traditional songs. Wendy writes for adults
under the pen…

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