I'm an English teacher living in Spain spending all my free time writing. I finished a Masters in creative writing eight years ago and ever since then I've concentrated on writing children's fiction.

My new book "My Little Brother Just Discovered Rock 'N' Roll" is complete at 62,000 words but only the first half is up on Autho. I'd really like some feedback on this before I send it out to agents next month.

Authonomy has already helped me a lot to improve my book and I have to say a massive thank you to all the people who have commented and backed it. This really is a great place to improve your writing and makes me, as a lone writer, feel like part of a community.

Thanks for reading.

Favourite books

  • Joseph Heller - Catch 22
  • Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre
  • Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials (Trilogy)
  • Richard Yates - Revolutionary Road
  • David Foster Wallace - Infinte Jest
  • Lucy Middlemass - Jinger Barley and the Murkle Moon
benedict's avatar Member for 3 years, 4 months My badges 1
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What, the Elf?
What, the Elf?

by Michael Matula

A modern, fast-paced urban fantasy adventure. Manhattan like you've never seen it before.

The Amazing story of Benson Truelove
The Amazing story of Benson Truelove

by Stan Mills

Witches exist and are not just silly stories. Benson Truelove found out the most deadliest witch lived just across the street!

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    patty09 [Retired] wrote 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hello i am, very happy to contact you today when i saw your profile here Please accept my apology if my mode of contacting you will in any way offend you. I am compelled to contact you via this medium for obvious reasons which you will understand when we discuss details of my proposition. please write me back in this my private Email( so that i will tell you more about myself includes my pictures please awaiting your reply. yours ...
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    Jonie M. Julan wrote 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hello, Benedict. Congratulations on your review and reaching the editor's desk! Middle Grade/young adult fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I noticed you were wanting feedback on "My Little Brother Just Discovered Rock and Roll. Would you be interested in a chapter by chapter book swap and commentary? My book, titled How not to Meet Your Ancestor is middle grade fantasy. If you'd like to swap, I'd be happy to start things off. Just let me know what you ...
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    maretha wrote 11 months, 1 week ago

    Dear Benedict, I hope you are keeping well? I've not been extremely busy on authonomy, because I was preparing my book for CreateSpace. If you have a moment perhaps you might like to go to my link on amazon. I have a free promotional download this Sunday, 31st August. Thanks
    Kindest regards

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    ClarrieSamson wrote 11 months, 1 week ago

    I am sorry I am clearly being a plonker... how do I post a message to the CHIRG link/thread that you have on the community pages so that I can add my book to the list?

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    maretha wrote 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Dear Benedict, The HC Review for my book is downloaded, should you wish to have a look. I've also published the book as, 'Tales from Fauna Park, An African Adventure: Flame and Hope' Book 1. Should you wish to pop by I would be very grateful if you would perhaps consider leaving a comment when you have a moment. CreateSpace gives a "Look Inside" option for the first 2,000 words. There are a few illustrations too. The link is: ...
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