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About me

Denise Barnes has a writing life in between setting up and running two estate agency businesses. She has written articles, short stories and two non-fiction books. from Bad to Wurst:Bavarian Adventures of a Veggie Cook,is a memoir of her time in a sanatorium in Bavaria in 1972 as an assistant cook, and was published by PenPress in 2008.

Seller Beware:How Not To Sell Your Business, published by Biteback Publishing in 2013, stemmed from selling her first estate agency (consisting of 8 branches) in 2005 to the wrong buyers.

Her real love is writing fiction. She has just completed a trilogy called The Voyagers,and is looking for representation for Book 1, Annie’s Story. This is set in 1913 when two servants sail to Australia ‘to better themselves’. Book 2,Juliet’s Story, is set in the present with links to the past, and Book 3, Kitty’s Story, is set in Cairo 1941, continuing the family saga.

From my website

Publication Day!

I may have mentioned this in a previous post but it doesn’t hurt to say it again. I began The Voyagers trilogy a whole decade ago. Mind you, in that time I wrote and had published two non-fiction books, ran a business, sold a business, bought it back three years…

Acknowledgements of all those wonderful people…

One of my real pleasures after I’ve finished reading a book – fiction or non-fiction – is to work through the ‘Acknowledgements’, usually found at the back. Because I’m a writer I’m always interested in the name of their editor and the publishing company. It amuses me the way authors…

Cover revealed – Annie’s Story!

My heart was beating as fast as one of my romantic heroines as my fingers hovered over the keyboard to open Bron’s attachment. Bron is one of the production assistants at SilverWood Books, who will be publishing Annie’s Story in April 2015 (this month!). Did the cover designer get it?…

 
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