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Writers for Readers
Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith was born in Bulawayo in the British colony of Southern Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe), where his father worked as a public prosecutor. He was educated at the Christian Brothers College before moving to Scotland to study law at the University of Edinburgh, where he earned his PhD in law. He soon taught at Queen’s University Belfast, and while teaching there he entered
a literary competition: one a children’s book and the other a novel for adults. He won in the children’s category, and published thirty books in the 1980s and 1990s.
On how he thinks his books are received in Botswana:
I think people in Botswana are pleased that my books paint a positive picture of their lives and portray the country as being very special. They’ve made a great success of their country, and the people are fed up with the constant reporting of only the problems and poverty of the continent. They welcome something which puts the positive side.
If Alexander McCall Smith were ever to float himself on the stock exchange you’d be mad not to grab a slice
The Scotsman
There is always something comforting and rather special about a McCall Smith book New York Journal of Books
Jane Green
Jane Green lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband and their blended family. When she is not writing, cooking, gardening, filling her house with friends and herding chickens, she is usually thanking the Lord for caffeine-filled energy drinks. A cancer survivor – she has overcome Malignant Melanoma, she also lives with Chronic Lyme Disease, and believes gratitude and focusing on the good in life
is the secret to happiness. A former journalist in the UK, she has had her own radio show on BBC Radio London, and is a regular contributor on radio and TV, as well as appearing on television shows including Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Today Show.
On readers knowing the writer: Ten years ago, you wrote a book and you never expected to find out anything about the author. Now with social media, everyone wants that connection. I think our readers want to be invited into our lives and brought on the journey and be part of this whole process.
An enthralling and emotional story about how much we really understand the temptations that can threaten even the most idyllic of relationships Goodreads
Tempting Fate delivers a terrific story CT News
What we’re reading . . .
In Chaos In Death by J.D. Robb an eye-witness testimony paints the killer as a green-skinned monster with swollen red eyes and goblin ears, even Eva Dallas is shaken. But as she gets closer, the trail suggests something far more disturbing – someone is playing with science . . .
Born in the lower class of her society, Flora 717 is deemed fit only to clean her orchard hive. Yet Flora has talents that are not typical of her kin. And while mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is reassigned to feed the newborns before becoming a forager. Collecting nectar and pollen on the wing . . . The Bees is a novel set within the colony. It is an ambitious undertaking, but one that playwright Laline Paull pulls off with aplomb.
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