Author Archives: kitzlouise

The Carriage House – Review

The Carriage House by Louisa Hall My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book – it was so interesting how the writer switches between viewpoints. I love the detail in the descriptions and the slow gradual change in … Continue reading

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Goodreads giveaway completed!

While I spent a wonderful ten days back in England visiting my family, my goodreads giveaway was happily ticking on. Despite a powerful temptation to log on to goodreads and see how it was getting on, I deliberately didn’t check … Continue reading

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Goodreads giveaway

I have taken the plunge and put my novel up on goodreads as a giveaway. Already more than 200 people have applied to get it and around 90 others have put my book on their bookshelves. Wow! After all that … Continue reading

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Teaching EFL to Dyslexics

Having finished my novel and discovered a lot about self-publishing, I’m now embarking on a new project. I’ve taught English as a Foreign Language for around 16 years and during that time I kept getting students who had real problems … Continue reading

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Minor hassle, major setback

We all make mistakes – we all miss typos – but this time it was really annoying.  I live in Austria and therefore have a German language  keyboard with Umlaut keys like “ä” and “ö”.  When I insert a contents … Continue reading

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Where the idea for my novel came from

I worked out the four characters in my novel when I was working in a mainstream school. I live in German-speaking Austria and was teaching English as a foreign language. I found the text book I had to use was … Continue reading

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Who do you ask to read your novel?

I asked my sister to read my final draft. I know it’s not a good idea, but all my friends are Austrian and although they can all speak some English, none would really have been able to read an entire … Continue reading

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