Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie

Two determined authors, bulletproof and dangerous…

About Anita…

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Hi, my name is Anita and although I am 70, I am by no means a ‘silver surfer’, although not quite as yound as the photograph would suggest! I have been writing fiction novels for a while now, but never picked up by the mainstream publishers. They all loved what I wrote, but found it hard to slot them into a category! It came tantalisingly close, but no cigar, as they say.

After going twelve rounds with various mainstream publishers, I realised I would have to try something else. I saved all of the rejection letters, because most of them had very encouraging comments. If my mother had slapped me as gently when I was a child it wouldn’t have hurt half as much!
I even wrote to James Herbert once and he was so kind and supportive, encouraging me to keep going.

Now I am retired and with the help of my sister Jaye, (who has learned to be a ‘surfer’) I decided to dust off some of my manuscripts and try to achieve the impossible.
I am a paper and pencil girl. You could chain me to a computer for years and nothing would happen! Jaye is managing to cope with it, but then she has much more patience than I do. (and she is as stubborn as a mule!)
They say you are never too old to learn, but in my case never is another word for infinity!

I thank God for my family, for I have a second chance to find out if anyone out there likes the kind of books I write…

 

56 thoughts on “About Anita…

  1. I am completely confused now haha, shall I call you AnitaJay from now on when you comment on my blog to cover all bases? *smiles*

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  2. it is a bit confusing, but we are a sister partnership, we both write but I get to use the PC!
    Jaye

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  3. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and following Jaye and Anita. I found the blog on Indies quite interesting and I agree, it’s readers first.
    Cheers
    Laurie.

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  4. Thanks for your interest Laurie, much appreciated. We are constantly surprised by how many lovely people there are in this hostile world!

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  5. Love the 68 !!! They say the 60s are the best decade and 70s are really good too. I’m 59.5, lol. Realizing in our later years that its time to build those dreams, be they books or blogs or something else. Good for you! Glad I found your site:)

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  6. glad I found you too, I am in absolute awe of all the lovely people I have met along the way. Very inspiring!

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  7. It’s a pleasure to meet you. I apologize for taking so long to get back to you, but I do try my best to get to everyone who visits my site.

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  8. I am so sorry you cannot use a computer, or even a tablet. I am 76, and I do, though a times it drives me to distraction, this keyboard (I have just typed ‘this’ four tines to ge it right. Not me, or my typi g, but the tablet keyboard).
    Evelyn

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  9. Hi Anita. Good to met you and thank you for the follow. I’ll have a good old rummage about here!

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  10. Hi to you too, hope you like what you find…

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  11. Thank you for the reblog. Take care.
    Evelyn

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  12. Anita, I am so pleased to meet you here and I want to wish you well with your writing – and with the kind help from Jay I am sure nothing will stop you now. I recognise one or two of your followers here which is nice. A club of older writers it seems. I am having a good look round your blog, hope you don’t mind. Wishing you all you wish yourself for your writing and future. Jane x

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  13. Thank you for following my blog and I look forward to reading your posts.. sounds like you have had some publishing adventures.. great to share that experience with others.. best wishes Sally

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  14. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award!

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  15. Did you see my post in which I received the nomination? I have the rules in that. You simply do the same or similar thing.

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  16. Oops, sorry about the unneeded instruction.

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    • Please don’t apologise Charles, it’s me. Never look before opening mouth, it’s a failing I have. So worried about not getting things right, I usually confuse myself and all around me. Hopefully, I will learn…

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  17. Thanks for finding and for following my blog. Nice to meet you 🙂

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  18. Thanks for stopping by and following 🙂 I appreciate the support and look forward to reading your blog.

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  19. Love to meet a Silver Surfer! I feel welcome…

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  20. What is a “silver surfer”? I’m not familiar with that term. How wonderful that you collaborate with your sister! I imagine that is fun, and yet stressful at times!

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  21. Hi,
    Thanks for liking my article on Chris’s site about Pinterest. Nice to see you.
    Janice
    PS I know people here. Melinda is a good friend.

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  22. Anita, here are a couple links to websites that have great backgrounds for free: http://www.grsites.com/archive/textures/, http://backgroundlabs.com/, http://www.squidfingers.com/patterns/1/. Check WordPress too. They have some great links of where you can find nice backgrounds too. Cheers! ❤

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  23. It’s great that you and your sister collaborate on your websites as well as your books, especially if you aren’t as tech savvy as she is.

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  24. Hi Anita! I’m glad you found me! Thanks so much. I will be sure to follow you and read your books.

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  25. Well don’t I feel foolish. All this time you’ve been liking and sharing my posts and I somehow hadn’t come and seen what you do! I will be adding your books to my ever-expanding reading lists!
    Thank you for your presence on my little space in the Blogosphere!

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  26. So do you free hand your manuscript writing? If so, that’s impressive! Mine would be too messy to read.

    Thanks for visiting my site. Much appreciated!

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  27. Yes, we both prefer to free hand in the beginning. The magic doesn’t seem to work if we go straight to the PC. Thankfully our writing is not too bad, although correct spelling goes out of the window at times!

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  28. Hi Anita, Thanks for your email. I have resent my reply just now (re posts and reviews) to your same address you list here – did you receive it? Is there another address we could try? Thanks so much for your support! Best from, Ben

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  29. Have you tried my email address: jenanita01@btinternet.com ? I’m sure you did before…
    Anita

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  30. Hi ladies, nice to meet you! Thanks for popping over to Kyrosmagica appreciate your visit. 🙂

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  31. Hi Anita, it is a pleasure to meet you. I too, belong to the silver set, turning 63 in November – Jeez did I just let that come out of my mouth! Anyway, very impressed with your blog and thanks for stopping by the Cow Pasture to read and reblog – much appreciated. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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  32. Hi Sheila, always a pleasure to meet like minded writers. Such an unusual name for your website, how on earth did that come about?

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  33. am much enjoying your site 🙂

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