Author Archives: Elizabeth Mapstone

About Elizabeth Mapstone

Author of novels, short stories, a self-help book that really works and a serious work on the psychology of argument. Former psychotherapist, now retired and writing fiction.

Never too late? I’m still hoping…

My last blog was not my most successful. I had no sooner announced the forthcoming appearance of Novel Number 2 (The Porcupine’s Dilemma) – and promises of exciting plans for its promotion – than I ended up in hospital yet … Continue reading

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A New Book – and I’m Back to Work.

While I have been recovering from the various ills that can assail the Not So Young, my new novel has, of course, been being prepared for publication. Above is the brilliant cover designed by Ana Grigoriu – which in itself … Continue reading

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It’s been a long time…

I did not expect to be away quite so long! Ill-health – or rather the ills that beset Old Age – dogged me over the summer, and I began to think that my tag-line It’s not too late might after … Continue reading

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My first guest: Marissa de Luna

[As I shall be away in Worcester this Sunday, with other ACE writers at the Worcester Literary Festival, and Sunday is the day I try to post a blog (at least once a month), what better time to introduce my … Continue reading

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Submitting Your Manuscript to the Big 5 US Publishers

Originally posted on Milly Schmidt:
Here’s a list of the Big 5 US Publishing Houses, their submission requirements and links to submission details. I’ve also included at the end of the list two smaller US Publishers that I have submitted…

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ACE at Worcester Lit Fest

Must not forget to remind all interested writers and readers that we Authors of a Certain Age will be running a workshop on Writing Fiction for the Over Fifties at the Worcester Literary Festival. Left to right: Pam Nixon, author … Continue reading

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Books to Escape With

The Literary Warrior returns after bloody battles with frustration and boredom, restored to mental vigour by immersion in some delicious (if murderous) mysteries. It is a puzzle that we British should so often talk of murder mysteries as ‘escapist’. But … Continue reading

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