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 →

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 →

Cover Design

An amazing part of any writer's life is when the publisher says that it is now time for the cover of their book to be designed. At first, I thought that I really didn't have any preferences, but then I... Continue Reading →

Starting the Journey

My hands shake a little as I type this. My heart has suddenly slowed down.My head feels a little fuzzy...Okay, the fuzziness could be because of the sip of sherry I had about ten minutes ago, but more likely, it is... Continue Reading →


I started writing stories when I was about 8 years old. I made books out of folded paper with a staple in the middle, and wrote tales of talking mice and rescuing baby birds. But it was the Oakland series... Continue Reading →

Getting it right…

I'm sure you know the feeling. You've almost finished writing your novel. It has been months, maybe years, and finally it is typed up and ready for the final "The End". But something bugs you. There is one little detail... Continue Reading →

Power Failure

A large group of men in red overalls have been digging holes all over my suburb, and we consequently had no electricity for two nights. It made me realise how privileged we are to be able to flick a switch and a... Continue Reading →

“Only Make-believe”

People always say that when you write, you must write about what you know. This is wise up to a point; you will write better about things you are interested in. But if I had to only write about what... Continue Reading →

A Photo trip

I am really enjoying this blog, and the extra pages I can add onto it! One of the marketing staff from my publisher (Sunpenny) has asked me to send her photos of the places in my book, so that she... Continue Reading →

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