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Tell Me Your Secret Video Series – Ep 1

I recently filmed a series of short videos to give you a little insight into TELL ME YOUR SECRET. It’s all about the book’s characters, settings and my writing process. This is the first episode where I talk about the storyline. Enjoy!     …

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Just asking

Here are some answers to the questions I’m asked the most. If your question isn’t here do email me via the contact me page. I will do my best to get back to you. When is your next book coming out? My next new novel, Tell Me Your Secret, will be on sale …

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The Dancers’ Stories

Music and dance play an integral role in my eleventh novel, When I Was Invisible. These videos tell their stories in a beautiful way.   This is Nika’s story   This is Roni’s story You can buy the paperback of When I Was Invisible here: When I was Invis …

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The Brighton Mermaid Extract

  Hurrah! Read an extended extract of my 14th novel.  Click on the image above or here on THE BRIGHTON MERMAID. And this video is of me reading an extract from The Brighton Mermaid.   Dorothy Koomson reads from The Brighton Mermaid  

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THE FRIEND EXTRACT

It’s here! The first read of  The Friend. Click on the image above or on THE FRIEND EXTRACT to read the first few pages of my 12th novel. If you want to read more, you can sign up for my booky letter at: By Your Shelf and you’ll be emailed the passcode …

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Total Fangirl

So, I went to the National Literacy Trust midsummer’s party last night. I am a huge supporter of their work and how they aim to help to lower and eventually eradicate the high levels of illiteracy in this country. It’s only when you hear the patrons of …

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The Two Ice Cream Girls

It’s a little-known fact that my readers often make me cry. They do so by telling me how my books have deeply moved them. With The Ice Cream Girls, I have had numerous emails from people all over the world telling me how the book changed their lives or …

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From There To Here

To whet your appetitie for my tenth novel That Girl From Nowhere, I’ve penned this short prequel called FromThereToHere. It basically tells the story of what the main character Clemency ‘Smitty’ Smittson’s life was like there in Leeds and how she ends …

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What Is A Literacy Hero

At the end of 2013, to celebrate 20 years of working to improve literacy skills, The National Literacy Trust launched a national  search for Literacy Heroes – people who have overcome problems with reading and writing, or helped inspire other people to …

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Why That Girl From Nowhere slept in a cardboard box

A couple of years ago, when I was starting to flesh out the story for my tenth novel, That Girl From Nowhere, my husband mentioned a story he had read on babies sleeping in cardboard boxes. I’d being thinking a lot about babies being left in cardboard …

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