JUSTINE GILBERT

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ABOUT ME

Born in New York, USA, I have also lived in London, Rome, the Tuscan Hills and Florida, before settling on the Kent coast next to the North Sea.

My first novel, Daisy Chain, is due to be published in March 2023, but I have been writing since I was old enough to pick up a pen: school plays, news articles, poetry, short stories and blogs.

I am a mother of three; a dog lover – currently with a fondness for chihuahuas; a traveller; an educationalist; an alumni of Leeds University, the Open University, and The Novelry.

My Latest Post

  • The Page Turner Awards
    I’ve won an award! I can hardly believe it. My heart hasn’t stopped racing since the awards ceremony. Many novels become successful without awards, but for a new author starting out, a prize is equivalent to a case of famous champagne and a bowl of best caviar and truffles, with the Ritz thrown in. It’s […]

LATEST STORIES

  • The Page Turner Awards

    I’ve won an award! I can hardly believe it. My heart hasn’t stopped racing since the awards ceremony. Many novels become successful without awards, but for a new author starting out, a prize is equivalent to a case of famous champagne and a bowl of best caviar and truffles, with the Ritz thrown in. It’s […]

  • ELEANOR MILLS & NOON

    Eleanor has spent the last 25 years as an Editor at The Sunday Times where she started as the paper’s main interviewer. Over the years she’s interrogated everyone from Mikhail Gorbachev to the Dalai Lama, Sheryl Sandberg to Theresa May and Dawn French  Currently, Eleanor Mills is launching a campaign, supported by Carolyn Harris, MP […]

  • To write or not to write….

    Everyone has a book inside them. That’s the popular maxim. So should you or should you not, write that novel? Please see advice below…. If you – like most of us – suffer from crises of confidence and wonder whether your novel is worth writing, then I want to give you a sense of balance. […]

  • For the love of Opera

    On Saturday 16th September, I went to London for the launch of Julie Anderson’s latest book entitled OPERA. It is the third in a series about investigator Cassandra Fortune. What sets Julie’s series apart from others in the crime genre is the amazing behind-the-scenes detail of Parliament and the Palace of Westminster. You get the […]

  • Booker – What’s in a prize winner?

    I wonder if you – like me – have sometimes looked at prize winning novels and thought they lacked a certain something. Weak plot? Overly dense prose? Niche subject matter? Well, put aside such doubts. Great Circle is a corker of a novel. Those niggling doubts are the reason I don’t always rush out to […]

  • Dog tales

    Popular opinion says you are either a dog person or you’re not. I am. And here is a picture of one of my four chihuahuas. My grandmother was also a dog lover and doted on a large mutt, who was frightened of traffic. He was called Spookie. My mother was a cat lover – sometimes […]

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