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Julianne Alcott

Romance Adventure Writer

New Beginnings…

It's almost time to put my first novel, The Ripmender, back online. Well, once I have sorted out the rather scary tax details on Amazon. I went to the financial lady at work and asked her what my TIN is.... Continue Reading →

How to get back on the horse

For three years, my life has been controlled by assignments, exams and summarising long, complicated textbooks. I burned the midnight oil, taxed my already overtaxed brain, and worried about what i would do if the institution lost my assignment, or... Continue Reading →

Designing the perfect book cover

There are hundreds of articles and blogs about this subject. I've been told to take it to a graphic designer and have the cover done professionally. But on my budget (of almost nothing) that isn't an option. I also had... Continue Reading →

Re-designing The Ripmender Cover

I was very excited to look on my online university website under "Academic progress" and see the words... Final Year Student under my name. I still have to pass three subjects, one of them being Curriculum Designing. This sounded interesting, but is... Continue Reading →

Re-launching The Ripmender

So after a hectic year of studying and making a go of a promotion at work, I am at last working on re-launching The Ripmender. It's a fun story, and I have enjoyed creating new worlds and unusual characters, and... Continue Reading →

The Ripmender is unavailable for the moment

The first Ripmender novel wasn't selling enough, so the publisher took it off Amazon. I am in the middle of doing prac teaching and exams for a teaching post graduate course, so when I have time somewhere in November, I... Continue Reading →

The Strangest Cake I’ve ever heard of

They call it the “turducken of the pastry world”. A turducken, in case you don’t know is a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey. It’s definitely on my bucket list to cook; I’ll just need a bigger oven. Last... Continue Reading →

Woman vs Flu

This post is very different to the one I had intended to write this week. My last post was about my great outdoor adventure that was planned for this weekend. I was packed and ready.I had made my super duper... Continue Reading →

Woman vs Wild

I admire Bear Grylls and all his survival programmes, and going on an overnight hike is one of the things I’ve always wanted to do. This is a brilliant opportunity, with the ideal people and place. I’m going to Monks... Continue Reading →

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