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Read Your Dog a Story! #WorldReadAloudDay

Hi, Pearl here! I’ve been unwell for the last couple of weeks, with some sort of acute arthritis which made my front feet swell up. It was really painful for a while, and I’ve had to take nasty medicine. The … Continue reading

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Signs of the times — canine edition

Originally posted on bluebird of bitterness:
Hi, Pearl here! We Greyhounds don’t often laugh, but this post from Bluebird of Bitterness did make me smile! bluebird of bitterness View original post

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The Party’s Over – Now for Cold Turkey!

Hi, Pearl here! I thought I’d get a little post in before the dreaded Gutenberg strikes. I’m not exactly sure what Gutenberg is, but Annabelle talks about it like it’s some kind of demon that’s about to descend on Blogland, … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings and a #FreeBook

Hi, Pearl here! All I want for Christmas is to be able to get up the stairs when we go to visit our extended pack – my knees are getting stiff, and stairs are starting to look scary. Annabelle’s family … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord At Christmas – Festive Short Stories – A Spoilt Princess and an Unprincipled Frog by Annabelle Franklin

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Children’s author Annabelle Franklin with a modern twist on an old fairy story and a cautionary tale.. Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess called Clelia. She lived in a magnificent palace…

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The Nerd Gene

I envy writers who have the nerd gene. Nerdism is not a bad thing. Nerds are generally very patient and don’t lose their temper – essential qualities for online marketing. Nerds are capable of producing swanky websites with book trailer … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2019! Doing what comes naturally … with Annabelle Franklin’s Pearl

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Hi Santa, I got into a bit of bother for talking to the birds today. She knows I have to, because I’m a bird-dog… it’s in my blood, you see. But she…

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Short Story: You’re Fired!

‘I’m afraid we’re going to have to let you go,’ said Mr Blowhard. ‘What?’ cried the Captain. ‘You’re firing me?’ ‘You mustn’t think of it like that,’ said Mr Blowhard, trying to look kind. This didn’t come naturally to him, … Continue reading

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Names from the Hat

Originally posted on Whippet Wisdom – a Highland Journey:
A very big thank you to all of you who put their name into the hat for the chance to win a free copy of our forthcoming book Between Heather and…

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Some Spooky Action for #Halloween

Here’s an extract from my work in progress, a supernatural comedy for kids! Chapter One: Spooky Action Charlie Busby lay in bed, watching a spider as it built its web in the corner of the sloping ceiling. He could hear … Continue reading

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