M.Z.Fairtlough

About me

I’m English by birth, Italian by childhood, and American by adoption. After a career at a major corporation, I’m raising my children and writing in Philadelphia. Love, War and Ice Cream is my first novel. I‘m working on the sequel, Romans and Dragons, based in Rome between 1965 and 1990. In parallel, I’m writing a partly historical science fiction novel on dreams and inheritance. I have also written several stories for children about the emergence of holiday traditions.

From my website

How very difficult it is…

This morning I came across an article in Marie Claire which had been shared on facebook. It’s by author, Merritt Tierce, whose first novel, Love Me Back, was published to huge critical acclaim in 2014. I’d recommend reading the whole article but in brief, she explains how after selling her…

Publication Day!

Today is the day! My novel, Charlatan, is available for purchase on Amazon & Barnes and Noble. It has been a long journey…

Lipo for Manuscripts

When an editor asks you to shorten your work by 15% it’s not out of cruelty, although it might seems so. Here’s an easy fix to trim down and help avoid head n’ heartache: cut adverbs and consider removing the words listed below. If the sentence conveys what you intended (or…

 
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