…Authors… the tricky thing about ‘requested’ reviews… they don’t have to be tricky…


Seumas Gallacher

…a common feature of life when this ol’ Jurassic was growing up in Docklands Govan in Glasgow was a scarcity of money… most of the families who lived in our street experienced the same thing, and mutual bonds of neighbourhood togetherness meant nobody actually starved… in truth, it has to be said there were times when stomachs were less than full… in an environment like this, local shopkeepers, the forerunners to the Seven-Eleven corner shops, were implored regularly to ‘put the bill on the slate’ until the pay-packets came in at the end of each WURKING week… the amounts were never big enuff to challenge the National Debt… a few shillings for the kids’ dinner, and a couple of eggs or half pint of milk here and there… needless to say, some of the ‘slate’ bills began to accumulate beyond the comfort level of some of the corner store owners…

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About Stephanie Patterson

I'm a writer, editor and publisher. I have gained extensive experience in critiquing and editing manuscripts over the last twelve years – including seven years as an independent publisher – and with a number of independent authors.
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