Meet the Author

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Jennie Willett

About Jennie Willett

Jennie Willett
Jennie is a free-lance lecturer, trainer, therapist and writer. As a lecturer in adult teacher education, specialising in the way people learn Jenny facilitated courses at a London college on personal development. Many of her students suffered from low mood, anxiety and depression prompting her to devise tasks to lift their mood. These tasks have been included in this book. Her private practice covers personal development, stress management and cognitive behaviour therapy. She can be contacted through TSL.
Follow Jennie’s blog offering regular hints and reminders on building confidence and well-being.

Jennie has a series of titles planned for Easy Ways including dealing with managing stress and meetings.
As part of her work to help reduce stress and improve mental health, Jennie runs an art group, Art4All, in Northwood. During 2020 they could not have a physical exhibition so did one online. Jennie believes there’s an artist in everyone.

Dr Peter Connell
As a General Practitioner for forty years Peter was to dealing on a daily basis with patients suffering from depression, anxiety and a range of similar illnesses whether expressed or hidden. He found talking therapies often worked better than medication. This book incorporates many of those successful methods that eliminated the need for medication.

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Originally posted on 09/06/2018 @ 20:20

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Sue Hampton

About Sue Hampton

Sue, author of over 30 titles describes herself best.

I am Me was written by Sue Hampton and illustrated by Paula Watkins to help fundraise for People Not Borders, a charity supporting refugees. All profits go to People Not Borders.
I am Me was a finalist in the 2018 People’s Book Prize
Review of Instead

Listen to Sue talk about Ravelled and other Stories.
Sue reads from Ravelled.

Sue talks about Intact. Intact was awarded the Red Ribbon in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2021.

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Originally posted on 07/06/2018 @ 20:20

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Ezra Williams

About Ezra Williams

Ezra Williams was born in Alaska during a particularly harsh storm in 1978. Fairytales and Oddities is his second collection of short stories, following 2007’s Losing Henry, and he is currently working on a novel, Weltschmerz Inc, a ghost story. His writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, periodicals, and on the stage. He is an award-winning musician, a sometime comedian and enthusiastic filmmaker, and lives in London with his partner and three tortoises.

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Fraser Parsons

About Fraser Parsons

Fraser was born in Caerleon, Monmouthshire, a small town with interesting Roman remains and home to the nearby Celtic Manor golf course.
In 1980 he graduated with a degree in Economics from Swansea University. He then started work as a computer programmer/analyst at a life assurance company in High Wycombe. It was here he met Amanda, his future wife and they still live in The Chilterns.
Fraser was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2001, age 42. He’s always enjoyed drawing and as a child used to copy cartoons out of papers and magazines and then started to draw his own.
In 2000 they adopted a small stray cat with a big personality. She had one and a half ears and they named her Strumble. She was the inspiration for Fraser writing 2 children’s books which he got printed and then sold to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK. He is currently working on a third book.
He has illustrated a book of poems by Judy Theobald which also raised money for Parkinson’s UK.
His interests include photography, walking, listening to music and setting music intro quizzes. He also plays walking football, and occasionally table tennis. He is a member of the Chiltern Film Society and his favourite TV show is ‘Mock the Week’.

All royalties will be donated to the Amersham and Wycombe Branch of Parkinson’s UK to help support local people with Parkinson’s as well as to support research and a cure for Parkinson’s.

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Robbie Cheadle and Michael

About Robbie

Robbie is a qualified chartered accountant and works in corporate finance specialising in advice relating to the listings requirements of various stock exchanges, in particular the JSE Limited, and takeover law. Robbie’s hobbies are writing poetry and children’s stories as well as baking and fondant art.
Here she tells why she became an author

Find Robbie on Facebook. She’s also on Twitter @bakeandwrite and with a new website.
For more about Robbie and her books, see here.
Robbie’s son Greg has captured some videos of Robbie and Michael baking showing you how to make their various creations. Alongside the videos on TSL, Greg and Robbie now have their own channel.

In January 2017, Robbie featured on Smorgasbord Meet and Greet,
in February 2017, Mystery Thriller Week.


Silly Willy featured on Lisa Burton Radio on 25 May 2017

Robbie tells Allan Hudson why she published the Sir Chocolate series – 20 January 2018
Inspired by Sir Chocolate
Robbie shares with Esther Chiltern on writing adult books: Through the Nethergate

About Michael

At ten years old, Michael, a student in Johannesburg, came up with the idea of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet and many of the characters contained in the books. His ideas were such fun that Robbie decided to turn them into little verse books for his entertainment.

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Sir Chocolate Books by Robbie and Michael

Originally posted on 17/05/2018 @ 20:20

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Bhupendra Brahmabhatt

About Bhupendra Brahmabhatt

Bhupendra (1952-2019) grew up in Kenya, East Africa, moving to the United Kingdom during the 1970s. He lived in Pinner, Middlesex and was a member of Harrow Writers’ Circle until it closedin 2019.

Bhupendra wrote for pleasure and pastime, sense of achievement, noting that doing something creative such as writing fiction takes one to another world which can be quite enjoyable.
His advice to aspiring authors is to maybe start with a short story – it can be difficult – but one could refer to personal experiences. Books are important for researching non-fiction and an inspiration for fiction.

Favourite authors include: PG Wodehouse for the humour, AJ Cronin for the poignant storytelling (though often tragic endings), Indian author RK NARAYAN who wrote one of his favourites made into a successful Indian film The Guide, Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim.
His best other reads are Uncle Dynamite by PG Wodehouse, Crusaders Tomb and the Citadel by Cronin.

Of Kenya Days, Moonlit Nights Bhupendra says his favourite bits include the jungle safari chapter, the real Africa, and some of the poetry and song which hopefully will be appreciated by readers.

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Originally posted on 15/05/2018 @ 20:20

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SupportingLocal

One challenge self-published authors have, more so than those with a publisher, is marketing their books. TSL likes to be #SupportingLocal where possible through events, promotions and including books when attending markets.

One of the big challenges TSL has though, is how to support local when books are only available through Amazon which TSL doesn’t support. So included in this posting are the names of authors TSL supports locally in Middlesex, UK and if there’s no link to their webpage, you might need to do a little digging (or searching)…

Joshua and Glenda Cartwright – author collaboration

Antti Hakala – comic books at Sven Comics and Antti Comedy
Sean Mcmanus – business and IT at Sean
Julia Underwood – historical novels on Facebook
Kay Seeley – historical novels and short storiesKay Seeley Author

Author Collaboration and used books

Originally posted on 01/05/2018 @ 20:20

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Arnie Wilson

Arnie Wilson

Although Arnie Wilson comes from an artistic background (his father, Bernard, was a composer who met his wife Joan, a concert pianist, at London’s Wigmore Hall where they were both featured in a concert) he has inherited few of their talents. ‘I failed to learn the French horn, my favourite instrument, but did manage to play the flute in the Canterbury Youth Orchestra for a while,’ he says. It was as a journalist rather than as a flautist that Wilson made his mark. He spent 15 years in television – on screen for 10 of them – and several years in Fleet Street, before becoming the Financial Times ski correspondent and skiing every day of the year in 1994 (thus entering the Guinness Book of Records). He also wrote regularly for the FT, occasionally interviewing celebrities for the paper’s ‘Lunch With The FT’ feature.

In 2001 he became editor of Ski+board, the Ski Club of Great Britain’s magazine.
Wilson, who has four skiing daughters from his first marriage, is the author of several books. Big Name Hunting is the first that is not about skiing. He and his Swedish wife, Vivianne – who were married on the mountain at Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2000 – live in West Sussex, England.

See more about Arnie at http://www.arniewilson.net/wordpress/

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Originally posted on 14/04/2018 @ 20:20

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Andy Myddelton

About Andy Myddelton

ANDY MYDELLTON runs the Southland’s Poetry Group and Quills Writers Group: he was shortlisted for the Hillingdon Literary Festival in 2016 and won a micropoetry poetry competition in 2018. He is a freelance journalist writing on behalf of his charity, the Foundation for Endangered Species, with many articles about wildlife in danger.
He has always been a Tottenham supporter and was delighted when his own family became close friends with the Hentall family neighbouring them in the 1960s. With their love of Tottenham Hotspur, it was no surprise that he talked with Ron Hentall who played for the club and had met some of these Victorian characters.
Years later, Andy studied local history at Pembroke College Cambridge University, which allowed him the idea of using his skills to write this new perspective about his favourite football team. He is combining his experiences, academic skills, love of Tottenham to voluntarily write this book as a fundraising exercise for the Foundation for Endangered Species where all profits raised are given to them.

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Melvin E Page

About Mel

Mel Page studied for his PhD at Michigan State University. Within a year of his arrival in Malawi as a Fulbright lecturer, he began a career of historical research focusing on the impact of the First World War on the country. In addition to several articles on the subject, his book — The Chiwaya War: Malawians and the First World War —is soon to appear in a second edition. He is also the editor of a collection of essays, Africa and the First World War, and co-author of A Short Guide to Writing About History. These two volumes of Chiwaya War Voices represent both a foundation and the culmination of decades devoted to this project. A third volume — Chiwaya War Echoes: Malawian oral histories of a Second World War — is in preparation.

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