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Famous people, reading… Marilyn Monroe

I have two favourite Marilyn Monroe quotes. She was talking about acting, and life, but both can be applied to writing. “Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” “It’s all make believe, isn’t it?” Click here to read the last interview with Marilyn Monroe, first published in Life magazine on August 17, 1962. Monroe’s autobiography was first published in 1974 by Stein and Day [below], 14 years after her death, and is still in print from Taylor Trade Publishing. ‘My Story’ by Marilyn Monroe [UK: Taylor Trade Publishing] Buy now See these other famous people, reading & writing:- Benedict Cumberbatch Madonna Bella Lugosi And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet: Famous people, reading… Marilyn Monroe reading about, Marilyn #books #film via @SandraDanby http://wp.me/p5gEM4-1e4
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Categories: Book Love and On Writing.

‘Ignoring Gravity’: what the readers say

What are readers saying about Ignoring Gravity? “So much mystery and I haven’t even read from the beginning! Will be doing so on the weekend. Loved the way you described Phyllie’s cup of tea as “poured with a slight wobble and spill” – I immediately saw it so vividly!” Mrsholderslegacy.wordpress.com “Sneaked time off from packing to read this. Totally absorbing… want to know what happens next but also need to go back to the beginning. Packing can wait!” Sheila Williams, Write on the Beach “Just finished Ignoring Gravity. Loved it, and cried at page 421!” Nicky Stephen, Nicky Stephen Marketing “She’s hardly able to tear herself away from Ignoring Gravity to make meals or wash dishes – thought you’d like to know that! Fiction Feedback Synopsis: Rose Haldane is confident about her identity. She pulls the same face as her grandfather when she has to do something she doesn’t want to, she knows her DNA is the same as his. Except it isn’t: because Rose is adopted and doesn’t know it. Ignoring Gravity connects two pairs of sisters separated by a generation of secrets. Finding her mother’s lost diaries, Rose begins to understand why she has always seemed the outsider
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Categories: My Novel: 'Ignoring Gravity' and On Writing.