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02-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Forty-three years of age, I stay peacefully in the Highlands of Scotland. A qualified nurse by profession, I now work full-time as a novelist.
Inspired to take the plunge into the literary world by an Acting and Performance course which I undertook at Inverness college and by my fantastic girlfriend, I subsequently wrote a play entitled A Dozen Black Roses which proved to be the prequel to my novels.
Take me to Paradise(available as an e-book on Amazon.com) and An Eternal Flame(available as an e-book from Amazon and in paperback form from Fast-Print.net and from all major online retailers. It is also stocked in selected bookstores.) form the first two books in the Seven Hill series. The second novel introduces Detective Sergeant Jack. 2012 will see me once more sat in my office writing my third novel. Jimmy Jack, now a Detective Inspector will no doubt be doing his upmost best to clean up Scotland whilst wrestling with his convoluted private life.

02-18-2012, 08:29 PM
Hi, welcome to AW.

02-18-2012, 08:30 PM
Let me be the first to welcome you. I'm also new but you have to start somewhere. Hope to see you around.

02-18-2012, 08:42 PM
Welcome aboard

02-18-2012, 09:08 PM

02-18-2012, 09:23 PM
Hello, and welcome!

02-18-2012, 10:36 PM

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02-19-2012, 01:04 AM
Welcome to Absolute Write, Sue.Campbell.

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02-19-2012, 05:39 AM

02-19-2012, 06:20 AM
Welcome to AW. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.
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02-20-2012, 06:40 AM
Welcome Sue :)


02-20-2012, 07:00 AM
Welcome Sue. It sounds like you're off to a great start in your writing career. Please keep us posted on your progress.

Mark G
02-20-2012, 07:09 AM
:welcome: Welcome to Absolute Write!

If I were you, I'd edit my post to include hyperlinks to your books... :)

02-28-2012, 07:20 PM

02-29-2012, 02:51 AM
Welcome here and continue doing your passion! :-)

02-29-2012, 11:15 AM
Welcome Sue

02-29-2012, 03:41 PM
Welcome, Sue. My most recent YA Adventure work is set in Ballachulish but I don't call it that in the story. I was there in the middle 1950's and was hugely impressed with the place. I've also written a YA story set in the Isle of Man, where my family comes from.
Anyway, well done so far and keep up the good work.

Justin D Hill
02-29-2012, 03:55 PM

02-29-2012, 04:37 PM
Welcome, and much success with your upcoming books.

02-29-2012, 07:46 PM
Hello to you, Sue, and welcome to the forums. Perhaps we'll ever see one of your novels on the screen, just as "Vera" or "DCI Banks" ?

02-29-2012, 08:08 PM
welcome Sue, and congrats on being published already!

03-07-2012, 05:40 PM

Russ Mars
03-07-2012, 08:53 PM
Welcome, Sue. Congrats on your first publication!