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Evening of Empowerment

Write to Inspire

I am very much looking forward to being one of the three invited speakers at Orange Rose Agency’s Evening of Empowerment at the Red Lion Hotel in Basingstoke on Tuesday evening.

For my part, I shall be talking about the motivation and inspiration that led me to write and self-publish my two novels, Eleven Miles (inspired by Boikanyo Trust Phenyo) and Knitting Can Walk! (set in Hong Kong in the seventies).

Come along and join in. There’ll be plenty of opportunity put your questions to me and the other two local authors, Gillian Fountain and Kim Searle. We will be signing copies of our books at the end of the event.

EMPOWERMENT – ‘are you ready to be different’ is our next event. It’s for those looking to make changes in their lives and develop their confidence and also imp

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves -#Childrens – Space Dust by Eloise De Sousa

It has begun! Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore has shared the exciting news about my book, Space Dust!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to share the news of the latest children’s book by Eloise de Sousa.. Space Dustwhich is available in print.

About Space Dust

We’re going on a trip in Big Ox’s canoe. Watch the fire bears roar on Venus as pepper pot trees grow on the moon. As Big Ox steers us to the planets, Litte One wonders if Mum will come home soon.

The book is in print and available at LULU books:

And also on Amazon US:

And Amazon UK:

A small selection of other books by Eloise de Sousa

One of the recent reviews for Spoilt Miranda

May 06, 2019Robbie Cheadle rated it it was amazing

This is a story about a little girl who, despite having a lovely and accommodating family, is spoilt and badly behaved. Miranda has two brothers and an older sister who are all delightful…

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What happens when Mum forgets to say good-bye?

The pressure of balancing work and home life is something most parents juggle on a daily basis. Sometimes the morning rush means good-byes are forgotten in the midst of drop offs and rushing to work. Little One is left behind with so many worries: will Mummy come back? Where has she gone? Why did she have to go?

All you need is Big Ox, his canoe and his absolute favourite spoon to take you away from your worries. Sail away into a world of fantasy and fact as Big Ox takes Little One on an adventure in space where they hope to wave hello to Mum and hopefully disperse those worries.

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Deborah A. Bowman, HL Carpenter and Patricia Furstenberg – Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Deborah A. Bowman, HL Carpenter and Patricia Furstenberg – Smorgasbord Blog Magazine
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The Bond | Write to Inspire

So right and yet so wrong is that incredible bond.  It is so very strong. Do you feel it?  As we hug,  crown connected to crown,  heart to heart,  core to core,  root to root.  Do you feel it? Our spiritual serpents entwine.  Earthquakes and tsunamis resonate in perfect harmony,  deep chords underpinning our melody. …
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5 Things I Discovered During My Blogging Break – Hugh’s Views & News  

5 Things I Discovered During My Blogging Break – Hugh’s Views & News  
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Monday Coffee

Come, sit next to me. The coffee house is packed today because of the dreary weather outside. Take in that strong aroma of coffee beans mingling and inter-twining with the flaky, baked pastries and sweet cakes. I’ve ordered your beverage already, so let’s catch up. Continue reading


Foraging for the purpose, the point

of our desire. Quenched so quickly,

Yes, the yearning holds more fire.

Such heat! Doesn’t it defeat the purpose,

The target, the goal of consummation? Sweet soul eaten like dessert, no hesitation.

A dire, empty bowl scraped – now inert. Serene is the tongue holding that lingering flavour.

Is it the yearning or consumed desire we savour?

Author Events: Story Time

Turning up to an author event is a daunting task when it is your first time. The nerves are rattled, insecurities rear their ugly heads and it takes every ounce of strength not to turn tail and run back out to the safety of my car. Well, that’s what it was like for me anyway! Continue reading

Share Your Short Story – August 2019

Stevie Turner has an enticing short story competition for you for August. Be sure to read Stevie’s extract for inspiration.

Share Your Short Story – August 2019
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