❴Read❵ ➫ The Mummyfesto Author Linda Green – E17streets4all.co.uk When Sam, Jackie and Anna successfully campaign to save their children s school lollipop lady, they are asked by a TV reporter if they fancy standing in the general election It is, of course, a crazy When Sam, Jackie and Anna successfully campaign to save their children s school lollipop lady, they are asked by a TV reporter if they fancy standing in the general election It is, of course, a crazy idea Sam s youngest son has an incurable disease, Jackie is desperate for another child and her mum is struggling with Alzheimers, Anna s teenagers and marriage are in danger of going off the rails But sometimes the craziest ideas turn out to be the best And just think what they could do if they got to run the country.
I was born in North London in and brought up in Hertfordshire I wrote my first novella, the Time Machine, aged eight, shortly after which I declared that my ambition was to have a novel published I could have been easy on myself and just said to write a novel but no, I had to consign myself to years of torture and rejections I was frequently asked to copy out my stories for the classroom wall probably because my handwriting was so awful no one could read my first draft , and received lots of encouragement from my teachers Mr Roberts, Mrs Chandler who added yetpressure by writing in my autograph book when I left primary school that she looked forward to reading my first published novel and Mr BirdMy first publication came when I was thirteen and my Ode to Gary Mabbutt won second prize in the Tottenham Weekly Herald If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader My Favourite Player competition At fifteen I won the Junior Spurs Football Reporter of the Year Competition and got to report on a first division football match from the press box at White Hart Lane I got lots of funny looks and none of the journalists spoke to me At sixteen I embarked on A levels and a journalism course at De Havilland College, Hertfordshire, and my college magazine interview about football hooliganism with local MP and football club chairman David Evans made a double page spread in Shoot magazine they never paid me and back page headlines in several national newspapers only a nice man at the Daily Star bothered to check the story with meI joined my local newspaper, the Enfield Gazette, as a trainee reporter at eighteen During a ten year career The Mummyfesto PDF ò Paperback in regional journalism I worked as a reporter on the Birmingham Daily News, news editor on the Birmingham Metro News and Chief Feature Writer on the Coventry Evening Telegraph, winning Highly Commended in the Feature Writer of the Year category of the Press Gazette Regional Press AwardsI loved working on regional newspapers but by my features were getting too long and the urge to write a novel had become too great so I left my staff job to write my first novel and work as a freelance journalist I have written for The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The Times Educational Supplement, The Big Issue, Wanderlust and Community Care Magazine I ve also had a short story published in Best magazineI found the writing and working from home a very solitary process so also worked as co ordinator of the Birmingham Bureau of Children s Express, a national charity which runs a learning through journalism programme for young people and taught journalism to schoolchildren for the National Academy of Writing After I moved north in I qualified as an adult education tutor and taught creative writing classes to students aged between and for the Workers Educational Association across Calderdale, West YorkshireAfterthan a hundred rejections from agents for my first novel andrewrites than I care to remember I finally got an agent but still couldn t get a publisher I started work on my second novel I DID A BAD THING in , finished the first draft and gave birth to my son Rohan in , rewrote the novel and got a new agent in , obtained a two book deal with Headline Review in I Did a Bad Thing was published in paperback in October , made the top thirty official fiction bestsellers list and number in Tesco and has so far soldthan , copies Reasons Not to Fall in Love was published in paperback in March , reached no in the official fiction bestseller charts and no in Tesco and has so far soldthan , copies Both novels were also long listed for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award Following the success of my first two novels I got another two book deal from Headline Review, with Things I Wish I d Known being the first of these I am currently working on my fourth novelI enjoy travelling.
- 457 pages
- The Mummyfesto
- Linda Green
- 14 December 2019 Linda Green